Thursday, 23 September 2010

Creepy Crawlies

It’s raining - absolutely horrible out there. The ground is sodden and claggy and all I can hear is rain rain rain, lashing against the windows.

There’s not a lot I can do outside.

So I decide to clean the daughter’s bedroom instead. I put on my gas mask, radiation suit and rubber gloves and, clutching a large bottle of disinfectant, I venture into the hovel.

It’s not as bad as I feared. And so I decide to tackle under the bed.

Well I pull out the usual assortment of knickers and socks, mouldy apple cores, crisp packets and sweet wrappers.

Then I pull out two small Tupperware boxes. I wondered where those had gone. I’m not too sure about that brown semi-liquid stuff that’s slopping about inside them though. Good job they’re sealed. I put them to one side to deal with later.

And then I spot the box.


The lid is askew and I can see some shrivelled up leaves and a few twigs in it. As I pull it towards me I notice… the airholes.


I make a hasty retreat.

Exactly WHAT is loose in my daughter’s bedroom?


  1. What is it?!?!?!? EW!!

    Whatever you do keep the suit, gloves, mask and boots on!

    Take care and GOOD LUCK!

  2. Gaaaaagggghhhhhhh!

    Maybe it's better if you DON'T find whatever that is. Was.


  3. I've just confronted the daughter and she informs me it's a colony of woodlice!!!

    What!!! A COLONY!!

  4. Kate, I must have a disturbed mind as I thought you were going to say it was something really sinister.. so now I'm thinking. Wood lice? Excellent! Great post as ever, thank you.