We have gone just a little conker crazy here this past couple of weeks! A neighbour told us that conkers keep spiders at bay, and UJ has a couple of suitable trees in his garden, so he turned up two Wednesdays ago with a basket of conkers for us.
I distributed them amongst a selection of small glass bowls, and now almost every windowsill in the house is adorned by a small but decorative bowl of conkers. We didn't just go for the one bowl that the neighbour has in his conservatory - oh, no! Every room here!
But, do you know, we haven't had the YFG screaming at me to "get" a spider in all that time?! I am sufficiently convinced that the conkers are doing the trick that they now have a permanent place here. I dare say that we might see the occasional arachnid visiting, but if the number remains much reduced, I shan't mind the odd one!
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