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No Fixed Abode, Home Counties, United Kingdom
I’m a 51-year-old Aspergic CAD-Monkey. Sardonic, cynical and with the political leanings of a social reformer, I’m also a toy and model figure collector, particularly interested in the history of plastics and plastic toys. Other interests are history, current affairs, modern art, and architecture, gardening and natural history. I love plain chocolate, fireworks and trees but I don’t hug them, I do hug kittens. I hate ignorance, when it can be avoided, so I hate the 'educational' establishment and pity the millions they’ve failed with teaching-to-test and rote 'learning' and I hate the short-sighted stupidity of the entire ruling/industrial elite, with their planet destroying fascism and added “buy-one-get-one-free”. I also have no time for fools and little time for the false crap we're all supposed to pretend we haven't noticed, or the games we're supposed to play. I will 'bite the hand that feeds' to remind it why it feeds.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

W is for Wasps Nest [Leather Jackets]

The most beautiful architecture, Rogers and Foster; eat your hearts out. Sadly, as soon as I'd taken this photograph I sprayed the whole nest with Foaming-wasp-nest-Armageddon in a can stuff...I'll report back when I have the balls to go back up there and see if any of them a still alive.

Cowardice in this instance being the better part of valour, as they had already survived a can or two of non-foaming-instant-waspicide in a can stuff...and several hard frosts!


Baur said...

Neat blog following wasps always scare me lol

Anonymous said...

Good Day,
I was happy to read that you hate ignorance and love kittens, but I feel sad you had to harm wasps... Maybe they are sometimes annoying [or maybe you have someone allergic in your home?], but I always feel sad in such situations. I understand that moving the nest would be impossible.., but.. well...

I just wanted to say "hallo" and thank for your pages and it's a good thing to know that there is still some people on this world who can think and.. are collecting toys. Especially Toy Soldiers. Regards from Poland.

Maverick Collecting said...

Hi Both

Sorry I missed your coments, I do sometimes, the eMail notification fails...but I always try to answer posts, so hoping you're still following...

Thanks for the comments, and for visiting.

I deliberately waited 'till the depths of winter, so there would only be a few workers and a hibernating queen, to do as little damage to Mother Nature as I could, but even then they were awake and taking an interest, and they do find their way down the wall's and pop-out from fireplaces and things, they had to go and it was relatively quick.