4 Aug 2007

Bitten by midges (not midgets)

Finally the weather has turned nice, no more bloody rain! So what could possibly go wrong now? Midges (not midgets!) attacked me while i slept and bit my face and eyelid! When i first posted about these beasts From nits to midges, some people thought i meant midgets. So i will emphasise that i mean nasty biting insects which i think you call no see ums or punkies in the US?

Over here in the UK due to the normally appalling weather nobody that i know has screen on their windows, as its normally not necessary. Tomorrow whilst out hiking i will probably get eaten alive by the little buggers!


  1. You know, I have no clue what us Americans call them.

  2. Sounds to me like you are in need of some darned good bugspray woman!

    Good luck tomorrow!

  3. red did you know if you put a dryer sheet in the neck of your shirt it will keep midges away? but not midgets, they seem to like it... you little twitter...

    smiles, bee

  4. I will be armed with bug spray!

    Another word them is Gnats!

    No Bee i did not know that, do you mean a tumble dryer sheet? I will try and run away from the midgets!

  5. Oh gnats!!

    Now I'm going to have bad dreams about being chased by midgets.

  6. Both midges and midgets are ankle biters..steer clear of both. :o)

  7. Lol at Ruth. I can just see Claire off hiking with dryer sheets flapping in the wind from her collar . . . .lol

  8. I looked online because you piqued my interest: they're sand flies, sand gnats, punkies, midgies, no-see-ums. And, I guess they can cause a nasty infection. So be careful out there, wilderness girl!
    Kern Co., my home, is currently the chief resident of mosquitoes with West Nile Virus. We've been declared an emergency by Gov. Terminator...Gotta wear our DEET!

  9. Hit the bloomin' button too soon - I love your cartoon!!!