Monday, October 18, 2010

Mozzies you are taunting me!!!


If you have ever visited Ocean Grove in Victoria, Australia, where I call home, you would wonder if the residents had all joined some bizarre German-esque knee slapping dance contest. I think I'd prefer that over the billions of mosquito's that plague our town every October. It's now an accepted practice to smack a friend in the head mid conversation if a mozzie decides to cut in. You've never seen anything funnier than watching a group of mum's at school drop-off, smack the living crap out of each other to fend these buggers off. 

Of course, it gets to a stage where you draw a line in the sand and say "that's it, I've had enough...these mozzies are not going to ruin my outdoor fun". So throwing caution to the wind, you might risk it all like we did, and have a barbecue outside. In mozzie terms, this translates to FREE BLOOD DONATION. We tried our best, but they even managed to penetrate our mozzie net. 

Oh, how I loath you Mozzie!

16 comments:

NessaKnits said...

You need to make friends with mozzie coils!

Make mine Mid-Century said...

That's the funniest photo I've seen!

We killed a huge mosquito last night, and I had my sons convinced that if they stayed still long-enough, a mosquito that size would carry them away!

Did you hear how the Northern Territory is set for a mosquito plague? I hate them.

Vic said...

Aw, even though the mozzies did get in, your outdoor dining setup looks pretty fun! Also, you don't live all that far from me, you'll have to give me a tour of your local oppies one day!

Little Ted Canvas said...

They sure are relentless!! I'm convinced they killed our big ugly huntsman that I was letting live near our front door to eat them...argh! back to the good old fashioned mozzie coil, & burning lots of vanilla candles...

Sarah said...

Mozzies are awful aren't they? I remember my 1yo daughter getting eaten alive in Florence, where they don't seem to have insect screens on the windows - but you need the windows open at night cause it's so hot and there's no aircon! Mozzies are called zanzara in Italian - which I think is a really cool word (it almost sounds like the noise they make). Oops, prattling on a bit now!

Love your mozzie net outdoor dining solution - genius and cute!

Killiecrankie Farm said...

oh my sides ache - i have laughed so hard at your expense - or should i say your experience with mozzies.
what a wonderful post - your language is superb, apt, hysterical.
The snow has kept the mozzies away here - but our time will come ;)

Wendy said...

I think I have just found the one reason to live in England over Australia!! We don't have mozzies, they can't bear the cold!! We do have gnats, but they're not that bad. I'm very glad we don't have mozzies as I'm allergic to their bites... you should have seen my poor legs when I went to St. Petersburg, they were like tree trunks (more than normal!)

Lynne said...

And I thought we had it bad in Sweden!

BOB & MABEL said...

Bloody mozzies, I've had enough already. I'm sick of the German head slappin' dance!!!

Baa-Me Kniits said...

I once got some natural ankle bracelets, I think they were called Moz-gone the chemist might know or google it, i got them online....they worked a treat and it was only peppermint oil. I just use that on my clothes when we go to the lake now. Works for mozzies but not march flys!! Love that sign :-)

Carmel said...

Love the mozzie netted barbie! My in-laws live near Ocean Grove - I love to visit when we are down that way. Great spot to call home!
Have a super week - despite the current plague.
Carmel

Alison said...

Love your story and photo.

I hate the little buggers when they dive bomb you when your trying to sleep, I end up jumping around on the bed like a woman possessed trying to wack it into oblivion.

bee said...

Hilarious - a BBQ under a mozzie net!!! And that road sign made me laugh out loud :D Aren't mozzies just the most horrid things... what are they good for? Frog food...... can't think of anything else, nasty things!

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A Treasured Past said...

OMG! I would be eaten alive! I have often woken in the morning with a puffy eye where I have been bitten or a swollen finger..the worst! Tamara

Andrew said...

Lovely story sharing, appreciate your job dear. So caring and lovely family pics you had here.

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