One moment from my in-law’s last visit that sticks in my mind is the time they came rushing in from the backyard to announce, in Dutch,  that we had a plague and needed to buy some poison as soon as possible.  Following them outside I was imagining the worst; rats up from Merri Creek, cockroaches, a mouse nest in the compost?

I was relieved, amused and reminded of the Netherlands when they showed me a line of ants marching down the back path and across the yard. Ants. In the backyard. Yes, break-out-the-mortein! I think not. 😉

Things here  have taken a turn for the beastly lately which is how The Dutchman and I found ourselves musing on their up-coming visit and how they will cope with recent developments; a couch-hogging-chook-killing-staffie, nits and, as we discovered this week, a field mouse behind the heater in the loungeroom! A veritable wildlife sanctuary and all inside the house. Now that will be a culture shock!

PS: We were bemused to note that chook-killing-Boef showed absolutely no interest in the mouse at all. Not a skerick! In fact, we’re almost certain he yawned.

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  1. We had reports of snakes in the backyard from friends up the road! They back onto the creek. Oh and someone saw a wallaby up near the Kodak building…. but us, we just have the ever present rodents and spider mummies.

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