Monday, 23 March 2009

Ooh! Scorpion!

Well, that was exciting! Last night I was sitting at the computer in the study, and suddenly all three cats were in there too, and they were acting suspiciously. I looked down by my feet in time to see Christopher trying to eat a scorpion! So what do I do? Funnily enough my first instinct was to rescue the scorpion! I tried to push it toward the door with my slipper. Then I thought about what I was doing, and thought about the fact that it was a SCORPION, and I stomped on it. And deprived the kitten of his fun. It was about 4 cm long, so not exactly a huge monster or anything, and we've been told that Chilean scorpions aren't poisonous. But really, when it comes down to it, who's going to take the chance? Besides, I suppose not poisonous to us humans is one thing, but to a tiny kitten?

In other news, I went to the first meetup of a new knitting group today! Finally, people to sit and knit and drink coffee and eat cake with. I had a lovely morning. I've been going along to the Wednesday SnB with a bunch of antipodeans for a few weeks, but there's not a lot of knitters there, so while the company (and food) is good, it's not the same as sitting and stitching and admiring other people's work. I had a lovely morning. We're doing it again next Monday, and hopefully every Monday after! We managed to bag the comfy chairs in Starbucks, and were there for a couple of hours. I had a lovely morning.

The only problem with the Starbucks in Shopping La Dehesa (the shopping centre in question)? There's no loo in the Starbuscks, it's all the way at the other end of the mall. Who thoguht of that? I mean honestly, for a coffee shop? Nice raspberry muffins though!

Oh, have I remembered to mention that we have booked tickets home for our Winter/Summer holidays? We arrive in Edinburhg I think on 29 June, and leave on 21 July or thereabouts. We're hoping to have 10 - 14 days in Edinburgh, then the rest of the time down in Bath.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Save the baby!(Christopher) I live in Florida and they say the same thing about our scorpions which I have done the same thing for my kitty! He is soooooo precious! How about getting a pic of the other baby! I LOVE CATS!Is Quirk still upset about the new additions?Take care, Juls-Class of 83 Your mum knows who I am!