On Saturday I took Little Miss and her best friend G into Norwich for a Mad Science show in the Forum. As they are both earning point/hours on their children's university passports they were keen to go. It was really good fun for their age group, static electricity in hair and sparks on fingers. Coffee and cake followed, naturally!
And then Saturday evening saw us all at the cricket club Quiz n Chips night which also combined the presentation of awards for the 2012 season. The famous 5 as we named our team did not finish bottom of the quiz so it wasn't a bad evening all around, and two items of silverware came home with us, as well as a daffodil plant raffle prize - guess which of the 3 I like most?!
|Not a clear photo, 2 trophies, 1 empty bottle of wine, 1 plant - successful evening|
Little Miss was presented with her "thanks for turning up" certificate and was not too happy about that! Every year the kids get medals but due to financial cut backs this year it was reduced to certificates. As she said on the night " I only played so I'd get a medal so what was the point?!" She's certainly got my commitment to sport!
Sunday was more of a lazy day until the cricket practice in the evening so I did a bit of housework and found 1 dead mouse hiding in a nest in my cool bag under the stairs!! I knew the mice had gone after we'd been forced to use poison, we just hadn't found where they'd gone.
I stifled a small scream and threw mouse, nest & cool bag away!
I continued my housework upstairs and opened all the vents on the windows as we're suffering a few problems with condensation at the moment. I opened the bathroom vent to find a little blockage. What could that big lump be, it looked suspiciously like a little furry dead animal. How on earth did a mouse get in there I thought as I poked it with a screwdriver. Then it turned to face me with it's beady eyes and pointy ears (cue another small scream). Oh yes we now have a tiny bat living in the window vent of our bathroom!
So after the many birds we had in the house over the summer then the family of mice moving in,
we now have bats in the belfry!
Awful photos I know but it was a very awkward bat!
I also had no idea how much poop a bat could produce, heaps of it fell out of the vent (unless of course he has his family with him - all the other wildlife were considerate enough to bring their families with them!