Thursday, October 22, 2009


Yea, they say age is relative but not when it relates to you!

Adam is home this week as it is his birthday, he will be 36 today and it makes me feel ancient! It seems only a sort time ago when he was born, it certainly does not feel like 36 years.

Saturday, October 17, 2009


You know when they say "Don't try this at home" when showing a stunt or something, well I can now say the same about a stunt of mine.

We have had a mouse in our attic space and I had put a radio loudly playing opera and when everything became silent I presumed that the mouse had moved on. Well,I was wrong, and the poor thing has died. How do we know it has died? I will leave that up to your imagination but suffice it to say we now have to sort out the roof space - pronto.

Saturday, October 10, 2009


Well it worked! Our mouse does not like opera! No sign or sound from the roof space thank goodness. I wonder do all mice not like opera or would it have been the high notes opera singers get up, I suspect the latter.

Friday, October 9, 2009


We have a mouse in our roof space, I live in a dormer bungalow and our "attic" is a space that runs down each side of the house under the roof space and a mouse has just moved into one side. The space is full of my youngest son's toys which he will not part with along with a lot of other stuff of his and it is impossible to find the mouse in all of that. It might also be a field mouse which are protected and I would not kill so I have resorted to an unusual method that my father tried in our old farmhouse. He used to put a loudly playing radio into the attic to get rid of the mice and it always worked!

So now I have a radio blaring out opera in the hopes that the same trick will work on this mouse. I don't know what I will do next if I find that he likes opera and stays!

Thursday, October 8, 2009


Went for a walk to one of my favourite places last Saturday. Wandering along the flower border it was lovely to see plants I remembered from my childhood. It is never crowded there - lets hope it stays that way!