I’m not usually a fan of spiders at all, but I was out cleaning the shed today and bumped into this little fella. I’ve got to admit, he doesn’t look as scary as some spiders that I’ve seen (well, maybe those fangs….)He’s been very busy building some rather carefully constructed webs ready for his house warming party later. The guests have started to arrive already.
First there were two.Then there were three. Next thing you know, four of these little monsters are tucked up together getting ready for a big night in. The Bluebottle kebabs and aphid salad are ready to serve and everyone is buzzing with anticipation. (Or is that just the kebabs I can hear?) With eight legs apiece to shake their (rather generously sized) booties with, they really are quite the party animals. Spencer can even play the fiddle and still have six legs left to dance a jig! It’s going to be one helluva party in my shed tonight.
I was invited and I thought I might try to be brave and go along – but then this big Black Widow arrived and suddenly I’m thinking… I’ll take a rain check on that. I know her tricks. She’s got a habit of playing dead and then biting your ankle when you’re not looking! Not my idea of fun!!I think I’ll just leave them to it. I know the famous saying ‘If you want to live and thrive, let a spider run alive’ but I think it’s going to be me doing all the running every time I bump into this lot together. There’s just way too many eyes and legs gathered together in one space. I’d love to try to get over my arachnaphobia but I think I’ll have to take it one spider at a time.
July 29, 2014 at 7:51 pm
Elles sont vraiment charmantes .J’espère qu’elles ne feront pas trop de toiles dans votre atelier
July 29, 2014 at 10:17 pm
So clever and creative! Love em!
July 30, 2014 at 12:17 am
Thanks Mary! 🙂
July 30, 2014 at 10:17 pm
I am not a huge spider fan, but these are adorable. Connie Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:43:05 +0000 To: firstname.lastname@example.org
July 31, 2014 at 4:55 pm
Thank you, he’s pretty cute I guess, as far as spiders can be!
July 31, 2014 at 12:10 am
I’m definitely not a fan of spiders, but your ones have got me in the mood to have a go and, with a daughter who loves the things, I know who to make it for 🙂
July 31, 2014 at 5:04 pm
You should certainly encourage your daughter’s love of spiders so she can put them out for you when they get stuck in the bath! All three of my boys are scared of them so we all run around screaming and then refuse to go into the room where it was spotted until my husband comes home from work to rescue us!
July 31, 2014 at 11:13 pm
When she lived at home, she was always my hero in the ‘rescue me from that spider, please’ department – unfortunately, she now lives in Bristol, and I’m in West Wales – quite a way to come to rescue me now! Lol
Hubby does so, with reluctance, as he’d rather have the spiders, than the flies! 🙂
August 1, 2014 at 12:43 pm
Oh I see! That would be a bit of a big ask in that case!
August 3, 2014 at 8:23 am
Love those spiders, they are kind of cute.
August 3, 2014 at 9:04 pm
Thanks! They’re pretty harmless too, or so they tell me!