I was sitting on my sofa watching the updated, 2014 edition of ‘Loose Change’ on Youtube. Out of the corner of my eye I saw a black thing dart across the kitchen floor. I knew it must be a mouse/rat or a particularly large spider but managed to convince myself that it had never happened. A few minutes later I saw the same thing. I convinced myself it was some sort of optical illusion and went and hid in the bedroom. Then I heard rustling and looked through the internal window between my bedroom and kitchen. There was a mouse trying to get into one of my improvised bin bags. Then it darted into the corner of the room. When I finally plucked up the courage to approach the corner of the room I saw a Tom and Jerry style mouse hole in the exposed floorboard underneath the kitchen counter. Honestly, I didn’t think holes like that existed outside cartoons. The first thing I did was log into a an ultrasonic video on YouTube that plays a high pitched sound that is meant to discourage mice. I also tried to make some noise with the hoover but seeing the mouse in the hole, probably about to come out again I knew more drastic action was necessary and stuffed a facecloth in the hole and another under the loose skirting. He hasn’t nibbled his way through it yet.