Saturday, 6 December 2008

Bug

It's December 6th. It's cold in England; some parts have already had snow. Lots of people have been complaining about all the nasty bugs that are doing the rounds, well it's that time of year isn't it? It's what we expect. And now I am a victim of a nasty bug . . . it woke me up in the night and this is what the bugger looks like . . .




. . . I mean . . . what the hell is this creature doing in my bedroom? Perhaps I have the central heating turned up too high . . .

39 comments:

CyberPete said...

Ewwww!

I killed one of those last week. Nasty little (well it wasn't so little) buggers.

CyberPete said...

Yay FIRST!

Take that!

*does a little dance*

The Dotterel said...

A nice cold snap should kill it (and it's relatives off). We've had too many mild winters!

Gorilla Bananas said...

Do you want me to eat it for you, Miss Scarlet?

PI said...

I think you are entitled to say 'I'm a celebrity - get me out of here!'

Dave said...

Turn your heating off, open the windows wide, and throw off the duvet tonight.

I think that's the last you'll see of them.

Jade of the Jungle said...

Nasty thing - he really looks like he's up to no good doesn't he?

Misssy M said...

Some people get too into "I'm a Celebrity get me Out of here"

Misssy M said...

Opps I see PI has beaten me to that joke....

Geoff said...

I think it looks sweet.

scarlet-blue said...

Pete: Cute dance! Yep, mine was a big bugger as well. I mean why? Why is it here? Why me?

Dotts: The thing is I live in a draughty old house and even if the heating is turned up full whack, it's still only luke warm... I just don't get it...

Mr GB: Yes please, I think you'd make mince meat of it... or perhaps bug meat. Do you have a bug meat recipe book?

Pat: I'm a poor dishevelled blonde being terrorised by a bug, get me out of here...

Dave: I think that'd be the end of me as well!!!

Jade: Why do they always vanish when you turn the light on, that's what I want to know.. and they always aim for the head. I had one in my ear once. Dreadful noise.

Misssy: It's grim that programme isn't it? I've seen about an hour this time round.. I think it should be re-titled 'I'm Not a Celebrity and Nobody has the Faintest Idea Who I am, But What the Hell I'm Getting Paid, Get Me Out of Here...' Or perhaps someone should teach them all how to do a nice Tango... that'd work.

Geoff: No Geoff. It does not look sweet. You should hear it.. it sounds like a demented dentist's drill singing soprano...

Sx

MJ said...

It's Beast, morphed into an insect.

In his last post he mentioned he'd be be munching like a caterpillar under his duvet.

KAZ said...

Is he sitting on your knee?

CyberPete said...

It's your big perky....veins?

WV Hades

scarlet-blue said...

MJ: He did didn't he! This must be what he meant. This is possibly the worse thing that can happen to British men...

Kaz: I'm not letting Beast sit on my knee. At least not until he washes his duvet.

Sx

scarlet-blue said...

Pete: Yep, it's my perky veins and my expensive perfume... damn bug knows where to come for warmth and a good meal...
Sx

Kate Lord Brown said...

St Marilyn went to bed in only a splash of Chanel No 5 - she may have had the same problem as they do seem to like warm perfumed skin. Or you could just switch to G/V&T - they don't like quinine (good excuse ... it's round that time of the day isn't it?)

scarlet-blue said...

Kate: Indeed it is that time of day! Quinnine and garlic should put the bugs off.

I will be catching up with Burning Lines later this evening... after a few V&Ts.... Or perhaps a rum and coke...

Sx

Anndi said...

You just reminded me that there is actually one good thing about winter. No mosquitoes.

Kevin Musgrove said...

You might try growing a pot of lemon verbena on your windowsill.

Probably no practical use at all, but nothing else short of three degrees of frost is much good either.

scarlet-blue said...

Anndi: Hello! Well, yes that's what I thought... Probably get a swarm of hornets tonight...
Sx

scarlet-blue said...

Kev: I might go psycho bunny and blow its legs off with a sawn off shot gun...
BTW I don't actually own a sawn off shot gun but Mrs P will probably know where I can get one, she knows most things...
Sx

BEAST said...

I only bite people in the middle of the night on request
***snaps gleaming gnashers suggestivley****

scarlet-blue said...

Beastie: My, what big teeth you have...
Sx

BEAST said...

Miss Scarlet I am wearing them in for a horse

scarlet-blue said...

Hang on I'll fetch my saddle... and crop...
Sx

CyberPete said...

They do, thankfully I haven't seen any this weekend.

Then, I was wearing Darling yesterday which isn't that expensive.

scarlet-blue said...

Pete: What perfume do you think Kylie really wears? Bet there aren't any flies on her...
Sx

Ginro said...

Looks like the sort of thing you find on UK buses these days. Well, that and fleas, lice, bed bugs etc etc.

scarlet-blue said...

Ginro: This is why I walk most places..
Public transport is a horror movie, it's up there with the likes of the 'Saw' series..
Sx

Ginro said...

Yes, I can well understand. If I use them I first spray myself with a tea-tree oil solution first, when I remember to. The things can't stand it.

CyberPete said...

I think she has something created especially for her. I did however read something about her using Gardenia by Chanel back in 2003.

That being said, I really fancy her using her own. I know she did wear Darling during her Homecoming tour.

I bet she's got people spritzing for flies.

scarlet-blue said...

Ginro: I also make my own insect repellent - tea tree oil, citronella, eucalyptus, and geranium... everything seems to hate this concoction... ants, wasps and mossies...

Pete: I think I will try to make my own perfume, but possibly not with the above ingrediants!

Sx

savannah said...

*ack* here i can understand, sugar, but y'all have skeeters, too????? it's global warming, i swear!!! xoxo

(btw, don't wear perfume! it attracts skeeters!)

Kevin Musgrove said...

If they work by the same rules as Scottish midges then the best way to make sure that you're not bitten is to be in the company of a pregnant woman. She'll get bitten to death but you'll be OK.

scarlet-blue said...

Sav: We shouldn't be having the blighters in December! Must be global warming... or it's just very hot in my bedroom...

Kev: That's very cruel... but worth a shot...

Sx

Tabby said...

Eeeek! please say that is not real and that is not really your finger with its suction thing stuck in you????????

scarlet-blue said...

Tabby: Hello and Welcome!
Sadly the mossie was real... but no that's not my finger... it wouldn't have dared...
Sx

Glamourpuss said...

Eww!

Global warming I'd say....

Puss