As I’ve said so often, always something different! This time, insects. Two earwigs had managed to find their way into the earwig-wide space between the glass splashback behind the bob, and the wall. This splashback is secured by two pozidriv screws, which I had to loosen in order to insert a knife and entice them out. I wish I could say I rescued them, rehabilitated them, and released them into the wild, but actually I squashed them with a bit of kitchen towel.
Be thankful that I’d forgotten to take the camera.
Then a bumblebee with a body as big as a Luques olive (I know this, I had a bowl of said olives on the table at the time) came in through the window right next to my head, just as I was settling down to a G&T and the early evening news. I thought: do nothing. Sure enough, it buzzed around the room for a bit, decided the news was too distressing (as had I), and exited the same way it had entered. Mutual relief there, I reckon.
And just before going to bed (this was all on Saturday evening) I killed three mosquitoes with three swipes of the swatter! Fly-swatting is probably the closest I’ll get now to a racquet sport, since I gave up table tennis at the age of seventeen.
That’s about it. Oh, except for the latest ‘THINK!’ sign on the Reading traffic information boards on my way back today: “THINK! TAKE MORE TIME TO LOOK FOR BIKES!” Try as I may, I can’t make this mean anything.