Daddy Cool!

It’s that time of year again when the days are getting cooler, the nights are getting longer and strange giant mosquito-type creatures suddenly emerge.  These odd critters appear on walls, windows, in garages and porches.  So, what are these rather strange looking beings?  Well, I’m referring to what I know as, the “Daddy Long Legs”Continue reading “Daddy Cool!”

Trick or Treat?

As the nights get longer and the days chillier, the celebration of Halloween is fast approaching and the archetypal displays of bats, witches and ghosts, accompanied by fat pumpkins artistically carved into Jack O’Lanterns, are popping up here, there and everywhere. I don’t remember Halloween being a big point of celebration when I was aContinue reading “Trick or Treat?”

A Sting in the Tail!

The word scorpion conjures up images of dark, sinister creatures, ready to pounce at any moment, armed with a mean looking weapon in that rear end… they are often seen in fables and stories as evil doers – the work of the devil even – but do scorpions deserve this reputation? Truth be told, ofContinue reading “A Sting in the Tail!”

Up, Up and Away!

As you may have guessed already, I’m a self-confessed arachnophobe; however, for me, the size of the spider does count – the smaller the better!  So, I’d say I can definitely cope with what we affectionately term “money spiders” – some of the tiniest of their kind that seem to have a penchant for landingContinue reading “Up, Up and Away!”