Flies !!! UURRRGGGHH we are plagued with flies this year , we always get loads this time of year joys of living in the countryside im afraid , but this year theyre a real tough bunch , not helped by other halfs wanting every door and window open , normal fly spray doesnt do a lot for these tough critters , so i ordered a case of the good stuff off Amazon its lasted 2 weeks , now other half has announced we arent to spray it if hes in the house he doesnt like it , but hes in the house pretty much all the time , i have pointed out there is a chair just outside the front door and he can stagger there if he cant stand it . We have an electric fly light but theyre just ignoring it . Its all a bit third world as they head for your eyes .
He went fishing yesterday with his brother and it was plague of dragonflys day when i took lunch down to them . never seen so many different sizes and colours . managed to get a huge one hit me in the forehead thought someone had thrown a stone at me ..lol
So the third plague in the area is the tourists , my annual gripe , its really busy this year which is a good thing for the local economy , but not such a good thing for the local residents , we just smile nicely , nod and shake our heads as they leave , we fen trolls are like that .
Yesterday we had a whole bunch of late teen Americans in town , you can spot them quite easily all tall , wearing pricey labels towering over us , with amazing braces and a baffled expression, polite kids though under your feet when your a harassed local, double parked to do the bread and milk run .
The middle class prick leading them was a stunner , hes stood outside the Coop with his herd telling them that this is the local shop a bit like a sweet shop to get soda and a sandwich from , no prick this overpriced wine emporium is our only shop for miles , we are all so damned poor that we only shop there if we have to and we have to . Our other shop in the village has virtually empty shelves except on delivery day. most of our employment is seasonal and minimum wage , all the residents are aging and the young have to leave to get on with their lives . I managed to avoid opening my mouth and just stood on his toes in passing for fun and jollies . Nice kids though, very polite and very baffled