Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Wild Things in Richmond Surrey
So this was the colony I was considering joining if I couldn’t find my way out of the park yesterday. These cute little guys are all over Richmond Park—a plot of 2300+ acres that has about 600 deer living within its boundaries.
The weather is one of the wildest things in this city. The sky can go from looking like it does above to raining in mere minutes. Today it rained about six times, in between wind gusts and bright, warm summer sky. It’s sort of like Hawaii but colder, breezier and without the bikinis. Needless to say, my umbrella has taken up permanent residence in my purse. Doesn’t that shot above just weep of Heathcliff and Catherine whispering along the moors?
The other wild things in the neighborhood? Spiders. Yesterday as I wandered through the penthouse looking for good Internet reception locations, I discovered five (FIVE!) big spiders on the ceiling in the loft. Of course I ran downstairs and texted Mr. W immediately. For some reason the Brits who own the joint don’t believe in vacuum ownership, so if I want to relocate them, I’m going to have to catch them one-by-one in a glass like I do at home. I’m a little worried that they might employ a pack mentality, though, and swarm me as soon as I try to get one. Mr. W could very well come home to find me wrapped in a giant cocoon.
I miss my bug-eating cats.