Sunday, 2 August 2009

Englishmen in the midday sun

It's been very, very hot this week and the freezer remains broken (hopefully to be fixed in 8 days time). With no ice lollies to keep us cool the heat seems to be affecting our brains...

April has created an imaginary friend. This friend is called 'Pae-ya!' (always said with exclamation) and is, apparently, sometimes cuboid, sometimes pyramid-shaped, with blonde hair and a green face.

Yesterday we received polling cards allowing us to vote in the upcoming election for the mayor of Cologne. There are five candidates to choose from. I know nothing about politics in Cologne so I was initially concerned by this unexpected responsibility. However, the worry was taken away when Alexander ate the polling card and regurgitated it in bits.vacuuming wasps

It is wasp season and the little bu$$ers are thriving. When they go near April and Alexander I have to try to hide my panic and claim 'There's nothing to worry about!' while doing a crazy mad woman jig to flick them (the wasps, not the children) away.

Simon has found an ingenious way to deal with wasps: a vacuum cleaner. Here he is doing a bit of light 'wasp extermination' yesterday afternoon (al fresco).


Rob Alton said...

Same here. The past 2 weeks have seen loads of these things everywhere. I got stung on my hand (first time ever) and it really, really hurts. Mate got stung in the mouth at a festival (in his pint of cider mixed with Jagermeister - ??)

Mrs H said...

Ooo - I feel for you. I remember being stung when I was 6. I deserved it though, as I was chasing a wasp at the time. (I should have listened more carefully to my Mum's suggestion that I shouldn't hassle small stingy things that can fly).