I used to be one of those annoying girly types who hated bugs. I still am phobic about ants en masse, but this can be tied to my dreadful teenage habit of leaving glasses of sweet drinks by the bed, and one day waking up to nearly swallow a mouthful of ant picnic. I also don't like wasps and hornets but that's cos I'm a bit allergic to them.

But other bugs are COOL. A weta once ran across my keyboard in the office I had at UoA; I like to think it was intellectually curious. One of my favourite places in London is the Syon Park Butterfly House (sadly under threat). I bore people silly with those bee-displays at the zoo, going WAGGLE DANCE! WAGGLE DANCE! and the tarantulas at London Zoo are of the awesome.


So, Pestival! I imagine no-one I know will fancy accompanying me, but BUGS. Also, Zac Goldsmith is the patron. It's not right that he's hot.

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