Ruining a mozzies evening

4 01 2013

Catching a mozzie while laying in your bed in the dark, is difficult, a person tends to whack away at the air and rarely gets anywhere… but if you really cannot get out of bed and get the fly spray, or if you have run out, here’s a method I’ve come up with… sometimes it actually works.

Pull the sheet up around your neck, so that the mozzie is attracted to your head, your arms should remain under the sheets… ready to spring the trap.

Hold the sheet in a way that you can pull it up over your head as quickly as possible.

Wait for the mozzie to approach, I find it’s best to bide your time and let it get as close as possible.

Get your legs into a position where you can push the blankets up quickly.

When the mozzie buzzes your ear, lift the sheet up and at the same time lift up your legs to form a tent in the bedclothes… this produces a vacuum effect, which hopefully sucks the mozzie in under the sheet.

By this time you should have also pulled the sheet over your head and be under the sheet.

You may hear a mozzie in panic, if you do, you have almost won.

Do not lift the sheet up, hold it down and push your head out, so that it’s almost like pushing your head through a tight t-shirt.

Then whack the bedclothes.

The mozzie is now dead, sleep well.


Bump in the night.

7 10 2011

My neighbour, Chrissy, is a night owl like myself, and is up till about 4am most mornings.

On a few occasions She has told me that She spent the night painting rooms or moving furniture, so it’s no surprise to hear a grinding sound sometimes, as though a bed or wardrobe is being dragged along the floor.

I’ve heard this sound, from my bedroom, which is just a few meters away from her house, and have just waived it off as nocturnal redecorating.

A few days ago, I was talking to Chrissy about this and that and said that I heard Her moving furniture around 2am, But then She told me that She hadn’t been… which surprised me.

I heard it again last night, a loud grinding sound, lasting just a second or two, at around 2am.

Chrissy just phoned me to say that She heard the sound and asked if I had heard it… Well Yes, I did.

She told me that there was a loud grinding sound, like I mentioned earlier, plus some bumping which carried on for another few seconds.

I told her that should I hear it again, I will write down when it happened and we can compare notes.

I also suggested installing “sleep talker” onto her iPad, An app which records what you say in your sleep, it only records when it detects noises. (it’s on iPhone too).

David, who lives with Chrissy, went into the roof space to repair the antenna cable,
and claims that he was hit on the head by something heavy.

If anyone would like to play Ghostbusters, I think Chrissy would appreciate a logical explanation.


A friend on G+ asked about Water Pipes, that would work, it would certainly provide a loud sound. I have weird pipes too which can produce that kind of sound.