exploding cockroaches…..

Howdy all

Well as you can see im still here….

It is mid summer here at the moment and we are going through a very hot spell with the temperature well into the 30 degree cel zone on a daily basis. Now  together with the fact that i live right next to a large volume of water and we have had good rains it is absolute perfect weather for insects to go forth and multiply in abundance. And this they are doing with great enthusiasm.

Our place is being invaded with all sorts of insects of every possible description.Spiders,prey mantis, moths ,fruit flies and many other creatures are everywhere at diffrent times of the day. Now most of these creatures i have no problem with and will happily live with them for a few weeks whilst they are ensuring the survival of future generations of their species. But the flies ,of which we have millions this year due to pandas open wounds are driving me and him insane. There are literally hundreds of them buzzing around him. Now i dont like bug sprays or any other types of poison as i dont think its wise to kill your neighbours on this planet is such a horrid and dangerous fashion. But even i have resorted to the occasional use of poison this year. The problem is i cannot spray this stuff near panda as he has open wounds and open wounds and poisons (which i believe are based on certain nerve gases) are a bad idea as far as im concerned.

A loosing battle. I have resorted to a type of teepee arrangement covered with net curtain to keep the flies off of panda which of course is no use when we are at work. So be it…. i can only do my best.Poor panda has to endure these miserable flies all day when we are not home.

Recently we seem to have been invaded by cockroaches too. This has never happened before .Needless to say im not prepared to tollerate these guys either.There are hundreds of them all over the place. We have removed all the cupboards,the fridge,stove the whole toot, cleaned,made sure there is no open food to attract them,sprayed poisons but still we have these roaches all over the kitchen. Well it has become apparent that these creatures are living and breeding in the microwave. What a weird place to choose to live. We have sprayed around the micro with bug spray but i dont think its wise to actually spray into the micro as we cook and eat there….dont wanna poison our selves now do we .No luck we just cannot eredicate these damn cockroaches. Hunderds of them ,little ones,big ones,middle sized ones,baby ones… but they just keep coming….i have no idea what elese to do.

Anyway over the weekend we were sitting in the lounge and fatty was cooking and she switched on the micro wave and a few seconds latter there was this really loud bang which made us all jump. We thought the microwave had blown up and were afraid to touch it incase we got electrocuted .But on closer inspection it became apparent that the bang was infact a cockroach exploding at the back of the micro wave….clearly did not get out quick enough, This is quite interesting to me as i have never seen an exploding cockroach before. Later another cock roached exploded and this has now become a game with the girls who are now turning the microwave on everynow and then in the hope of blowing up cockroaches….and ive turned it on a few times myself in great anticipation…no luck yet though.

So folks if you cant beat em …..just have fun blowing the little fickers up………

Some how i dont think this is gonna solve the problem though.

Have a greatday all

blog off….

howdy all

My blog has really got very slack lately. Ive just go so many things to do and such little time and even less inclination to blog ,perhaps its because its so hot latly….i just dont feel like blogging  or doing anything else for that matter….i can see im gonna have to give myself a good ole kick up the behind…..i just feel so uninspired and cannot get motivated to do anything constructive…….i hate feeling like this……ill have to dig out my camera again and see if i can get inspired…..but i suppose a rest is as good as a holiday.

Have a great weekend all

back to work……..the lord of the flies….

Howdy all

Its back to work  and the traffic is starting to pick up again.Personally i cant wait for the kids to go back to school as they have been on holiday for too long now and are bored and becoming totally undisiplined and cheeky.Kids need that regular routine.They have gone into this silly continual  bitching at each other mode,which is really petty and pathetic and totally annoying.I think if holidays were any longer i might just murder them.

They are both starting music lessons this week,blondie is doing keyboard and the beautiful one guitar and they seem to be looking forward to it,we will see how long that lasts.Being as i am paying good hard earned money on these classes i shall make sure they do their homework.They know the drill and had the option to back out but accepted that i expect them to work hard and they will attend for at least six months weather they like it or not.

Wow its hot and the flies are driving us crazy,panda has an open seeping wound and there are billions of flies at our place,driving the poor boy mad.Ive been washing him as ofteen as i can and appliying alsorts of creames and things to his wound to try to keep the flies away.Ive tried camphor ,vinigar,sunlight soap,zambuk,camphour oil rinses and various other things ,all which are moderately succesful but only for a short while.I am now considering building a cage out of net curtaining to give the guy a bit of peace and quite…..flies are horrid things.

Fortunatly we have him on anti biotics and the wound is bathed daily and creams applied so it is not infected.Its just that it oozes al over his legs and stomach and we dont have time to give him a full bathe every day and he really stinks…the porch and kennel stinks too…we try our best but i dont think hes around for too long  …..so be it….but hes no ready to go yet.

Have a greatday all