I have been thinking about a spider for many years and now that the children have grown up (a little) its time to get the new family member.
The funny thing about this is that many years ago I was absolutely terrified of spiders, and I don't use the word terrified lightly.
I managed over the years, (and I'm 46yrs now) to overcome my fear of spiders. I began to understand that I was a 17st bloke and a 2cm spider really could not really be a threat especially as UK spiders didn't even say boo!.
So why the change of heart? I really like the thought of a spider that should give me many years of pleasure, the mystique of a pet that is challenging but at the same fascinating.
I have to say that I am not the most excitable person but he thought of my new spider arriving in the near future really gets me going.
This is the new housing for my new spider, I have not yet bought the housing or the spider and I am not expecting the new arrival until after April 2012 due to work and family commitments.
I am currently in contact with http://www.thespidershop.co.uk to arrange this complete housing set up for my spider.
As mentioned this is not a sudden decision as I am aware that this spider could be with me for up to 20yrs so its not something that should be taken lightly.
I have plans to keep my blog updated regular with the progress of my new pet and also a webcam feed is in the pipeline. Lets see what happens, exciting times.