It’s a look

24 Mar

Oh how we laughed when we first saw people wearing fly nets. How stupid do they look? We chortled amongst ourselves.

After two months in Australia we’ve caved. The flies are unbearable, pestilential, biblical in their plague-like proportions. They settle on your eyes, in your nostrils, buzz in your ears, get caught in your throat. They are particularly offensive at dawn and dusk. Horrible when you stop at the side of the road. Distracting when you’re trying to drive or erect a tent.

Bloody flies.


5 Responses to “It’s a look”

  1. Trish @ Mum's Gone to 24/03/2011 at 6:59 am #

    How do the children cope – I think my son would freak out, and me with him! They don’t show them in the films – Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman seemed to manage fine!

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily 24/03/2011 at 8:38 am #

      They’re coping OK, though the 4yo has taken to saying ‘bloody flies’ rather often.

      Flies might have ruined the romantic moments in Australia, but they’d certainly have been there.

  2. Kirsten & Tim Price 24/03/2011 at 11:29 am #

    Oh yes, how we remember those pesky flies and fashionable fly-nets! We brought ours back to the UK, just in case… Actually, come to think of it, we had just left Australia about a year ago to start the final 10 weeks of our RTW trip – how time flies! (no pun intended)
    Keep up with the amazing blog, still enjoy reading all about your travels and admiring your photos.

    Safe travels

    Kindest regards

    Kirsten & Tim (globalprices)

  3. Millie 24/03/2011 at 12:57 pm #

    It’s a good look and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!xx

  4. Jayne Howarth 25/03/2011 at 7:08 am #

    I think I’d have to wear one of those beekeeper suits, never mind just a fly net *shudders*

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