Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Going into Steven King mode

'There's something living in there,' says the LSO (Long Suffering One). And I immediately go into Steven King mode. What is it? A ghost, a living corpse, an alien?
Being just the two of us over Christmas we can do what we want so we decided to knock down a wall in the bedroom with the idea of creating more space, using the eaves, in which to fit a small en-suite. We removed a fitted wardrobe and then knocked a hole in the wall. Excitedly, we shone the torch through the hole. I'm a writer - there could have been treasure from past residents, a portal to another time or universe...
No. There was nothing exciting. There was this.
The sliver of wood piercing the structure is a piece we knocked out. It lodged itself in but hopefully didn't awaken anything sleeping in the nest. If it does then we're in deep doo-doo as it's Christmas and the council pest control officer won't be working until next year. Meanwhile we are stuck with a giant nest. Want to rehome some wasps, anyone?

7 comments:

  1. Oh no! I can't even stand the thought of a wasps nest. Your quiet Christmas with your LSO sounds blissful... I have 13 for lunch tomorrow ahhhh!

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  2. I think they abandon the nests in autumn anyway, Lynne, and they never return to the same one.

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  3. Just like the beginning of Ghost, Lynne!!

    Hope the wasps stay fast asleep :o) xx

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  4. Horrible to think of it occupied, but what a beautiful structure! x

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  5. You may find that there are no wasps in it. They die off at the end of the summer, leaving behind their lovely empty nests that look like someone has gone made with the pencil sharpner shavings! But don't take it for granted. You could always spray it with over the counter wasp spray and put it in a big black binliner.

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  6. Thanks for the helpful comments. Think we'll call in the experts as, on further investigation, we've discovered this is one of six.

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  7. It is a beautiful structure. Scary though. It looks like an alien egg to me!! Or a crocodile's egg.... Happy New Year Lynne.

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