That's correct. 9 years since we last travelled, 12 months in the making and the fortnight before our much- touted o'seas adventure a kiddie gets chicken pox. And whaddaya know, I never had it. Impeccable timing. I may yet make it Germany, I may even spend the entire time in quarantine.
This flower is actually the size of a thumbnail. In the full size photo you can not only see the ant crawling inside, but see that it has a rash on his middle left leg, caused by, no doubt, the stress of carrying too much shopping.
Or maybe he's just got a bout of bloody chicken pox.