I've got to get this tropical paradise thing in perspective and move on. Thinking back, I remember there were a lot of insect bites and it was difficult to get a decent espresso.
What else ? Oh yes, we found tarantulas in the upstairs rooms. The first was quite small( approx 1") and we managed to get it outside with the old glass and card technique, but the second one fell out of Davids' pant just as he was about to put them on! This was a big one ( 2'' to 3"). David trapped it in a glass bowl and kept it for a few days in his office before releasing it well away from the house.