A lot of rinsing later, I thought we might have got rid of the majority of the beasties but after cooking I realised that there were a lot of beans with small black bodies inside. You can't see them too much when the beans are cooked in a thick curry sauce.
I haven't been able to get photos of the ducks at work but I have seen evidence of their presence around the swimming pool. The gardener is deeply displeased by the little calling cards and the property manager has assured him that the pool man uses "duck away"
You learn something new some days, don't you? Duck away changes the water so the ducks struggle to float and fly away. Young ducks aren't so great at detecting danger and can drown in a "duck away" treated pool. The property manager remarked that dead ducks are not a good look. Even less good for the duck, I thought. Then I remembered that ducks (drakes at least) are rapey bullies and felt a tiny bit better about the potentially duck killing swimming pool.
Talking of bullies, my colleague with the canned soup making personal chef has some characteristics I associate with bullies and I'm pleased I have seen the signs. My last boss was near sociopathic. Six years on I still shudder to think of her. Then I imagine keying her car. On both sides. And pouring paint on the top. I might dream up different methods for Ms Personal Chef who let slip her great love for beetroot and fig chutney, which is so good she can eat jars of it despite the way it plays havoc with her gut. Mwahahaha!
You might remember that my daughter takes me for coffee every week. We go to the same place every time and have never been given any kind of freebie. A few weeks ago I got myself a walking stick (it's black with pink flowers on it) and the first time I went for coffee with the stick we were given a free muffin. I said to my kids "I bet it's the stick"
Yesterday they bagged up a muffin and gave it to me as I paid. My daughter reached for the bag and was smilingly reprimanded "That's for your mum!"
Yep, it's the stick. Do you think I could get free coffee if I had two sticks?