It's not often you meet someone dressed like that in your front hall (better known in this house as Otto's room). We have been afflicted with a wasp nest near our bathroom window, it's actually in the roof but we can't get to it that way. The wasps get in through a small hole near the overflow pipe and their numbers had been increasing much more quickly than I can cope with (I'm allergic to stings and get a bit panicky when they're about}. I had thought that the best plan of action was to "get a man in", but Dick's idea was to buy a tub of wasp killer and do it himself. I was a bit sceptical. Anyway, Dick decided that Tuesday evening was the best time to tackle the invaders, just as it was getting dark. He wore whatever protective gear was about - gauntlets, Barbour jacket, straw hat(?), and my lightweight summery print scarf which is fairly see-through. The ladder was already in position, and he strode out - saying "just stand on the bottom rung". I was wearing normal summer clothing, thanks Dick. He got up there and liberally squirted the powder in, amazingly it seems to have worked, hardly any wasps about now.
As always there is new stock on the website - book marks, necklaces etc, so please have a look. I'm hoping to gradually improve the site and am getting help with optimisation to get it more widely seen, and have also embarked on an on-line IT course so that I have a better understanding of what's happening in the background. Not bad for a bumpkin!
The weekly(ish) ramblings of a self-employed jeweller and countrywoman based in the Waveney Valley.