Spider ended up on edge of basin. Next plan: time for the vacum cleaner. Charlotte does not like the vacum and wondered why I was getting it out at 9.30pm. With Charlotte safely in the wardrobe (Emily looked slightly annoyed but stayed on the bed) I tried to suck the spider up. BUT he was too big, outran the vacum and ran up the wall.
Here he is, you can just see a glimpse of legs behind the Charle's and Diana towel displayed on the wall.
This was sight that greeted me this morning. Double spiders, not a good photo but he was posed next to the mirror to multiply my trauma.
But he underestimated me, this morning I was braver and smarter and had a 2 pronged plan of attack.
First the vacum at the ready (and Charlotte back in the wardrobe) then a couple of squirts of insect spray and while he was disabled and legs folded THEN the vacum cleaner and he is no more. A bit sad to see such a perfect speciman go but we couldn't live together.
There will be no more spider posts now I have such a perfect plan, they will be gone too soon. I just need a bit more courage to bring the vacum back inside, but the good news is the bathroom then got a good clean and I washed all the towels.
As if I wasn't traumatised enough last night, I was almost asleep when there was a terrific crash in the house. This is a large pure silk wall hanging from Liberty's London to celebrate the Queen's Silver Jubilee. I bought it from a market already professionally mounted on stiff cardboard and I stuck it on the wall up near the ceiling with those sticky things that are advertised 'holds strongly, comes off cleanly'. Well it has been so humid here I think the board buckled, the sticky things didn't hold and it simply fell off. I was very lucky nothing was broken as it came down.
I am hoping for a more peaceful night tonight, I have some good books to read and Charlotte and Emily like me to remain calm.