This evening my mate announced on a WhatsApp group chat that he wants a gang of us to go see the new Spiderman movie Far from Home, being released in July. Not sure if I’m on it, to be honest. Not a massive follower of superhero films on the one hand, but then a Spidey movie never disappoints, does it?
Last night, while going to the kitchen sink to fill the kettle for some tea, I endured one of the biggest frights of my entire life. A huge hairy house spider resting in that very sink. As a qualified arachnophobe I was rooted to the spot. It took my short housemate to obliterate the poor mite (!) with a paper towel and fling it in the bin. It is currently mating season for these monstrous arachnids, with males entering British homes looking for food, shelter and a significant other. Good times.