Holiday time is over for most of us – but not for the visitors who are seriously overstaying their welcome in my pantry.
Happy new year, dear reader – I hope the holidays were full of happiness and will reward you with pleasant memories for the months to come. Me, not so much.
I’ve been attempting some creative writing courses and one of the techniques suggested is automatic writing, where one arises at sparrow’s fart and spends 15 minutes writing whatever nonsense is in one’s head.
This is what fell from my fingertips this morning and, lest you think my life is one long round of boozy lunches and exotic junkets, I’ve decided to share a little of my day. A dose of ‘real life’ in the country.
(You might like to keep in mind the fact that we are currently on day four of a monstrous heatwave, and ponder on the ramifications inherent in this little situation.)
“As I wander blearily into the kitchen, the smell of dead mouse hits me, but I’m in no state to deal with that quite yet. I head straight for the kettle, getting my first cup of tea for the day organised, to fortify myself before entering my large, and currently very pongy, pantry.
I understand complete about those “cute” little furry things, perseverance is the name of the game. On the other hand the creative writing seems to have found a worthy subject ???????
Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
Eeek!! That’s no good! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a mouse or rat but maybe they’re not as common in cities as cockroaches. I thought this might be about pantry moths, those horrible little creatures!
I wish! I’d prefer moths to these smelly little buggers. We caught another one this morning!
I enjoyed reading your very well written story about your mouse infestation. We have had the occasional mouse over the years but never anything like you have experienced. I would be in shock. I hope it will all be sorted very soon for you.Pauline
Beck @ Golden Pudding
We used to have mice regularly, and then we got a cat 🙂 Ours were actually worse in winter as I think they’d come indoors to avoid the cold.
Thanks so much, Pauline!
I’d dearly love to have a cat, but we have so many small native birds on the property, that I simply couldn’t bear the guilt.
Sally - My Custard Pie
Not a good start to the day! I’m interested to hear how the automatic writing is going. Have considered doing it myself.
Sally – I’ve done it a couple of times and have found it to be amazingly productive. I get up, make a cup of tea (of course) sit down, and write about whatever is in my head for 15 minutes.
Of course, when I saw this, I thought it was going to be about pantry moths. Bane of my existence. I see you have your own infestation problems though. Little buggers!