I know that lots of other people have been mentioning the rather large spiders that are around Japan during this season, but I thought I would add to the entertainment by introducing you to a little friend that it took me two days to catch. The other night I discovered a rather large spider on the toilet door. My husband was here so I conveniently turned into a feeble female and got him to deal with it. Then yesterday my son found another rather large spider in the cereal cupboard. Unfortunately by the time I hobbled there it had disappeared. Tonight it reappeared and as my husband was conveniently out I had to deal with it... not something I particularly enjoy, but as these spiders are about the same size as your spread-out hand you really don't want them hanging around inside the house as you start having nightmares every time you feel the slightest movement while you are sleeping.... Two rather large spiders down, hopefully no more to go!