It had me diving for bleach, disinfectant and a large hammer until reason set in and I gave my specs a quick wipe over, phew a seed.
I do not like rodents of any shape, size or form. How any right minded person ( other than small boys) can want pet rats in the house is beyond my comprehension. I also include the pretty fluffy creatures, I like them but not indoors.
I know that I have Ben but he does not walk all over the work tops, or leave "calling cards " lying around.
Anyway I had an extra cuppa to get over the non mouse dropping and then took Ben out for a walk. We returned and I did a clean down in the kitchen, it helped to calm me and some pattern writing for a scrap busting cushion.
Later on the sun shine was again streaming down, so ben and I decided on a leisurely ramble, similar to yesterday but without the driving.
These were taken from the steep footpath that climbs up the valley and loops around behind the school.
This is from an as yet unexplored foot path that starts at the very top of the village. The next fine day that we get Ben and I will be setting off to see where it goes and what it is like.
We were gone 90 minutes, give or take and needed sustenance on our return. Luckily it was lunch time, I scooped a dish of cooked veg, a lonely beetroot and some garlic sauce from the fridge and made this, with the help of an enormous tomato.
It was delicious and did not last long, Ben finished the remains of his breakfast and went straight to the sofa.
Tea was now needed and to further aid my recovery I indulged in these.
Fig rolls from Lidl, cheap as anything and packed full of fruit, and very very tasty. I could eat a packet full but limit myself to 2. I have warmed them through and eaten with custard and cream, no not at the same time.
Reasons to be grateful.
1. More sun shine, bring it on.
2. A delicious lunch from leftovers.
3. Fig Rolls, 32% fruit, lush.
4. Another scrappy project to play with.
5. On checking I found that the bathroom scales needed
Do not forget my followers only giveaway, finishes at 18:00 local time next Wednesday.
You have to be in it to win it, open to international followers.
Also If anyone would like this project pouch,
or one in a different colour ( I have another ready to sew), let me know. Open to all again and I will draw this on Monday. I am on a roll with my stash busting and want to keep up the momentum.
I am feeling quite full and quite drowsy so need to get up and move about. Ben however is curled up and snoring, not so gently.
Oh Pam! I love the story of being reduced to panic by a seed! Can I be in the draw for the pouch (but not the book) please.ReplyDelete
I have had the odd mouse in the long distant past, but had cats then who soon dealt with them. Ben is like me now, too up in the tooth for those sort of shenanigans. I will put your name in.Delete
I am not greedy, but the book would be good please, I too had a fright like that a few months ago, but mine was a currant, glasses are wonderful things, without them I panic and see things are not realReplyDelete
I do not for the life of me know how my specs get so dirty, When I cleaned the bathroom I had turned the dial round on the scales and added 10Kg, now that was nasty.Delete
I do not know how my specs get so dirty, goodness knows what state my eyes would be in without them as a barrierDelete
We DID have a mouse! It was going to make it's self a home in my sewing room! Our 2 youngest kitties took care of that situation. Tag team style Boots ran it out and Wiggles did the dirty deed. I am not a lover of the rodents at all. They can make a mess, dirty mess and do loads of damage and have litters every four weeks I think. We had hoped we had all the entry points plugged! When crops are gathered here in these fields we do tend to see a few that the owls, eagles or hawks do not get first. Those pics are BEAUTIFUL! You live in a very pretty part of the world!ReplyDelete
Would love to throw my name in the hat for the above project pouch! Cute. I do not knit or crochet so book would not be for my use. Just sew and craft.
Thanks so much for the chance!
I love it here, the scenery ranges from the soft and gentle to the dramatic. I miss my cats but have had dogs for so many years now and Ben will chase anything that runs, flies or crawls. I will add your name.Delete
I do not have the restraint to stop at two fig biscuits, you must have nerves of steel to fight that urge. I've posted my email this morning but just in case it didn't arrive it's email@example.com xReplyDelete
I have been known to have a full packet at one sitting, the after effects soon put a stop to that.Delete
As I type this I can hear a mouse between the ceiling of the living room and floor of bedroom above, We have this every winter and have no idea how the B things get in. Mouse trap in roof cupboard is the next job.ReplyDelete
Loved the apple seed story! very funny ☺
I remember my Grandfather finding a mouse nest, complete with babies, in his coat pocket. He had left it in the barn for a week or so, it was funny then to me but would give me the heebie jeebies now.Delete
can't beat a cat to sort out the rodents. Mind you they aren't to good at sorting seeds!ReplyDelete
I once saw pigeons sorting pills on Tomorrows World.Delete
Ha ha, sorry but I had to laugh at you reduced to a gibbering wreck by a seed, sorry. Glad that's all it turned out to be though, I know it's not funny when there's something in your house that you're really not fond of. What a fab giveaway. I'd love to be included in the draw for the pouch please, it looks perfect for storing away socks when I'm not working on them. Edward's Menagerie looks like a brilliant book but I'm pretty sure I may find that in my Christmas stocking so don't include me in the draw for that. Such a generous giveaway.ReplyDelete
I laughed at myself, once I was outside my tea. Your name is in.Delete
Thanks for the giveaways Pam. It's very generous. I would like to be included in the pouch but not the book. Hope you have a peaceful night and don't dream of mousies.ReplyDelete
I am not being entirely altruistic, I am determined to whittle that stash down to the bare bones and can only use so many things. Your name is in.Delete
I'm glad your suspected mouse turned out to be a false alarm. We live close to a river and have had mice and even rats. Yuk! Our 2 cats love to track them but are absolutely useless at actually catching them so I generally have to resort to poison and then when they die beneath the floorboards they stink the house out for a couple of weeks while decomposing. I love fig rolls and haven't had any in years. Now I have a fancy for some and really shouldn't this week as I've already eaten far too many biscuits and naughty bits.ReplyDelete
I never worried when I had cats, they were sharp little hunters. Those fig rolls are lovely but I have pushed the boat out this week so they are going under lock and key.Delete
I had a laugh over your seed scare this morning! I can laugh, because the same thing has happened to me.ReplyDelete
I would love to be in the drawing for the pouch. I love it!
I am relieved that I am not alone, your name is in.Delete
Glad that seed didn`t really turn into a mouse dropping.ReplyDelete
Like the pics of your neighbourhood. I`m surprised you hadn`t explored that footpath yet. With such lovely landscape around I would be out there every minute possible.
Parading these fig rolls in front of us is a bit naughty. Now we are all desperate to get our sticky fingers on some.
There are so many paths and that one is right at the end of the village, I have set off to it several times but tend to get side tracked somewhere else, or called in for a coffee and a chat.Delete
Wow, you live in a beautiful place , you are lucky xxxReplyDelete
I love it here, every day another discovery gives me something new to look atDelete
That's lovely countryside where you live. Wished we had a few hills here in flat North Lincolnshire.ReplyDelete
I do not miss my old view across miles of flatness at all.Delete
Beautiful countryside and generous prizes.. love reading your blog!ReplyDelete
I am glad, there are a lot of blogs out there, I do get carried away sometimes and lose an hour or 2.Delete
I have had the same thing happen to me, only I find little black seeds that look like mouse droppings everywhere. I just hope visitors don't think I have a dirty house. it can be so embarrassing. What a lovely giveaway,Pam. someone will be very happy. take care. SueReplyDelete
I am not usually so stupid, it only lasted a short while but that was enough.Delete
That is so funny, thinking the seed was a mouse dropping. I'm giggling as I type. We had rats in the garden once & I watched them a few times from the bedroom window to see where the best place to put down poison. They were rather entertaining & I felt almost guilty.ReplyDelete
looks like you live in some lovely countryside. the patchwork items you make are stunning and would love to be included in the draw for the project pouchReplyDelete
It is very lovely here, soft and gentle one minute then a few miles down the road and it is stark and dramatic. I have put your name in.Delete
I hate rats and mice, when we moved in this house, we kept hearing noises in the kitchen wall, and there was a strange smell around the sink, one evening our son went in the kitchen and there was a huge rat on the work tops, it was awful, we got him in the end, we discovered there was a big hole around the waste pipe under the sink, thats how he got in and out, I don't like killing animals, but one leads to another it was us or them.ReplyDelete
I love fig rolls, another thing I like are garabaldis.
Oooh, not squashed fly biscuits, shudder. The first thing, just about, that I checked here was the waste pipe, it has been an issue in the past.Delete
ooh I would love the project roll, it is lovelyReplyDelete
Your name is in.Delete
I'm with you being thankful for glasses (specs). Without them every small thing I saw would be a dropping from an unwanted guest. If you don't pay rent, you're not welcome!ReplyDelete
Your area is very beautiful. So calming, yet I imagine it can be harrowing in those mountains.
Would you put me in for the book? Crocheting is the only creative talent I have. I seemed to have been passed by when talent was handed out. tee hee!
It is dramatic when you get high up but the views are out of this world. In hard winter weather I would not go near the mountains. I have added your name in.Delete
Oh my goodness, I fully understand your panic, I'm a fellow disliker of rodents, tbh I'm also petrified of them! I check everywhere because we have some damaged exposed floorboards since we had new central heating put in upstairs. I know I'm over the top and paranoid but I really dislike them. The week before last Nemo brought one in and then chased it around the kitchen,I had to ring Mr B and ask him to come home and sought it. He did catch it though and took it into the woods to release it. BrrrrrrrrrrrrrReplyDelete