This Side of the Pond

Notes from and Uprooted Englishwoman


October 19, 2023

You don’t usually see the mouse in your house, just the mess it leaves behind – which is why I really wasn’t expecting one to run across my kitchen floor and sit in the doorway.

We’ve had issues with vermin before, so this wasn’t good news – during the last battle, it took a process of elimination over several months to figure out where the blasted things were coming from.

But those mice weren’t this brazen.

This mouse was staring at me across the living room.

I was so surprised that, “A mouse is looking at me,” was the best I could manage, which only served to tip my hus...

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