Mia loves her snail. No! This one is not hers, yet we found this image of a snail named...John on google! John the snail, lol She named her snail Sammy and I am happy to report that Sammy the snail is still alive and well after 15 days in captivity!
This is "FANG", Mia's pet carnivorous plant. Inspired to purchase one of these plants from the new movie "Journey to the centre of the Earth". Well, these little suckers do not eat people like the ones in the movie try to do, and they are a little-bit-smaller than the ones in the flick also.
We watched it devour a fly last night. The little hairs inside the plant are touched by the fly, triggering an automatic response of the plant to close over the poor creature that enters. The plant will remain closed for a few days while the fly is digested, and will re open, hopefully to devour an unwanted mosquito next time!
Today when I went shopping I did see something that made me say "Oh no, not again!" Yes, that's right, Christmas is around the corner and Safeway Supermarkets will not let us forget this fact as they have already got half an aisle dedicated to Christmas decorations and the like... gah! It has got to be confusing for kids, it is for me!