Well, what do you know: turns out Vashta Nerada is gathering in huge quantities in Bournemouth, specifically, MY house! Thanks Steven Moffatt - just as the baby was beginning to sleep through the night, my nine year old is freaking out at every shadow. *Sigh*.
However, over the weekend I discovered that I can banish these little beasts, without the aid of a sonic screwdriver (with or without the red setting or dampers), or even a chicken leg. None of my children were eaten alive either (one in the eye for you, Dr. Who!).
1. Take one empty spray bottle.
2. Fill with two parts vinegar, one part washing up liquid (Vashta Nerada HATE acids - thanks ET, not alkalis).
3. Wearing rubber gloves and a snorkelling mask (where DID that come from?) enter child's room humming the Mission Impossible theme tune and spray all the shadows, paying particular attention to the corners,
4. Child is now safe.
5. Repeat on nightly basis.
PLEASE NOTE: This only protects children from Dr. Who-related monsters. Creatures from Marvel Comics and horror movies have their own sprays and theme tunes.
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