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martyrs to midges

August 8, 2014

It’s a funny thing, isn’t it, what gets passed on in families. I have my mother’s nose (for which I never really forgave her). Boy Wonder has his father’s hair and my ability to do the Vulcan greeting without having to hold his fingers together. Super Girl, on the other hand has inherited my ability to attract every flying, biting creature from within an unfeasibly large range. This has led to a great deal of experimenting with various locations but we have now settled for basting ourselves with alternating coats of tropical strength insect repellent and Avon Skin so Soft (reputed to be the product of choice of the Royal Marines). Thus marinaded we are both shiny and sticky and capable of repelling pretty much anything, although I’m not convinced it is a look that will ever catch on.

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