If you don’t like Brexit come to Scotland, the First Minister said. I like to be early, so I arrived in Scotland at the beginning of February. And things started to go wrong.
Cheer up, friends said. It can’t get any worse.
Hold my beer, said Scotland.
I unzipped the Lomax cover to go to work, because the flat back tyre took a while to replace and it turned out that Hortense’s starting problems were due to one of the brushes in her starter motor being mostly missing.
As was the Lomax seat.
A quick google of the difference between rat shit and mouse shit (size, colour and pointiness are the clues to look for) suggested that Rattus Norvegicus was to blame and I trotted off to the Brown Overall Emporium to investigate their array of lethal options.
I live in the forest and I own a dog. I also read Mrs Frisbee and the Rats of NIHM at an impressionable age. I don’t want to kill rats. But they can’t be scoffing my car seats. So I compromised on plastic bags of poisoned grain that I could leave on the seats for rats who got the munchies and I hoover like a bastard before the dog gets in. They have been back but so far they have taken the bait not the faux leatherette.
Rats did not eat my car when I lived in the city.