13/10/2010

Self portrait and spiders and conkers...

First of all, if anyone else is playing along with Blogtoberfest,Tinniegirl has declared today to be 'Self Portrait 'day so without further ado - here is a silly self portrait .....
...Now- this is something I would like to know about...... If anyone who reads this has a phobia of spiders like me ( I know it's totally irrational- but I cannot touch or bear to be near one of the little horrors),if there is one in the same room as me, I have to watch it until someone comes and removes it and I have to make sure it is deposited as far down the garden as possible if not put over the fence at the end. I couldn't possibly sleep in the bedroom if one is lurking and when himself used  to work nights I would sleep on the sofa or in another room ...many's the time when there has been an upside down bowl in the middle of the room with a spider inside waiting until someone gets home.
I digress, apparently if you put conkers in various places all over the house, spiders will not come in because they hate the smell or gas or whatever the conkers give off. When I first heard this I was sceptical but  has anyone else heard of this and more to the point has anyone used it or do they know of any other ways to put the hairy horrors off?it even gave me the creeps posting this photo...If  only you could see the face I am pulling !.....

10 comments:

humel said...

First up, lovely to see you - it's great to see all the self-portraits appearing due to Blogtoberfest :-)

We have conkers all over the house at the moment and The Girl hasn't been freaking out at night so I'm hoping that means they are keeping the spiders away....

Ruth said...

I've heard that about conkers and spiders as well, so maybe there is something in it. I'm none too keen on them, either!
Lovely self-portrait ~ I need to do one in order to show off my new specs.

Primrose Beresford said...

What a great idea! I love the idea of spiders being afraid of conkers.

I must try this if I can find enough conkers.

Best Wishes
Prim

karen said...

I have conkers in my display in the hallway,and a large hairy spider came out to admire them today!!!

scrappyjacky said...

I've never heard the spiders and conkers thingy....but maybe I should try it....as DD reacts just like you to spiders....though after Karen's comment....maybe not!!
Lovely to see the self portrait.

Maria Ontiveros said...

i also love seeing all the self portraits.
rinda

Vic said...

Yikes - that spider pic has freaked me out too, I HATE THEM! I don't even really know what a conker IS... but if they get rid of spiders I want some lol.

The Clip Cafe said...

Love your portrait. We just had a friend over form the UK and she was petrified of all our creepy crawlies here in Australia. I don't really like spiders either!

Sian said...

Well, you learn something new every day! That's an interesting fact I haven't heard before.

I'm giving that self portrait a big wave!

Deb said...

Not only have I not heard of the power of conkers to detract spiders, I've never heard of conkers at all. :o) So. American.

Spiders don't really bother me. But I am with mice like you are with spiders - I totally freak out. I guess we all have our "thing" eh?