wet bee diary

Sunday, April 27, 2003
Ahaaa - "Velvet ants look like large hairy ants, but they are actually wasps" - take that, Mr Clever Lawyer Man!

Some bees caused a royal garden party to be held up for an hour or so last week, when they swarmed underneath someone's seat. It was on the news, and I laughed till I almost wee-ed when I saw the royal footmen in their stupid uniforms running round like headless chickens trying to work out how to get rid of the bees, and all the social climbers huddled together in the corner of the garden going "ooh it's some bees!"

Goodness me it's difficult to keep up with a blog when you've left off for a while isn't it? Don't answer that.

Anyway, me and the wife went to dinner with our nice lawyer friends in Stoke Newington the night before last, and ate venison with small fruits preserved in mustard-flavoured syrup. Our host revealed that a) as a baby he had jaundice, which made him stripy, so he was nicknamed 'bumblebee' and b) as a child he played with things called 'velvet ants' "which when I picked them up I discovered were - OUCH - wingless bees."