“What is that horrible smell?”, Marty asked as I was liberally spraying myself in the bathroom. I like things, including myself, to smell nice so he’s used to me wearing perfumes. But today I reek of insect repellent. Unfortunately, this appears to repel Marty more than the insects.
I have my legs covered up when I venture outside so I assume that I’m being bitten in the bedroom, which is nowhere near as much fun as that statement might sound. The large four-poster bed is covered in a mosquito net and I did feel safe in it until earlier today. It wasn’t a mosquito that bit me though, but a large ant. The unexpected sharp nip made me yell, unlike mosquito bites that are painless at the time and then grow into itchy red bumps.
And talking of yelling, I frightened Marty when we got back to our room tonight. I switched on the light and saw a huge insect scurry down the wall. I made a girly screeching noise until I realised that the large insect was actually a small lizard. So now I need to check my clothes and shoes for lizards as well as insects. Of course Marty is thrilled and wants to adopt the lizard. I wonder if he is still going to want to keep me if I keep spraying myself with nasty smelly oils?