It’s rained on and off for most of today. Good news if you’re a plant, tree, or a duck. Rumour has it that it also keeps the pollen count down… wrong.
Yours truly has spent most of the day coughing my stupid head off. My eyes feel like I’ve had red hot pokers stuck in them and if I wipe my poor nose anymore, I won’t need a torch to light my way, on the bedtime dog walk, tonight.
You get the picture? I’m consumed by hay fever. And I take daily antihistamines and eye drops to help my symptoms. If I didn’t I quite possibly might have died by now.
I don’t help matters any. I choose to live surrounded by trees and fields, and regularly make my way through long grass and other coughy/sneezy inducing things. So, I’ve only got myself to blame.
On the upside, yes, there is usually an upside… the garden looks totally chilled and refreshed. Everything is a glowing green and the colour of the flowers is intense. We’re cocooned under a pale grey sky that is sending down a fine drizzle.
I’m making the most of it, because there will be a return to the hot and sticky weather that we enjoyed in sunny Scarborough, over the weekend. The sort of weather that drains every ounce of energy from you and leaves you needing another shower, as soon as you step out of one.
There’ll be a return to the nights when you throw the bedroom window open to its maximum and still need the fan on to cool down the poor, panting greyhound, who has to survive the ridiculous heat wearing a fur coat.
We’ll have those long summer days back, when you have no alternative but to just take it easy on your sun lounger and watch the birds darting around above you, in a cobalt blue sky.
So, today we can breathe – well some people can! Cool off a bit and prepare ourselves for the forthcoming heat wave.
I plan to find a big, clear ball and stick my head in it. Then I might be able to survive this summer!
How about you?
- Do you get hay fever?
- Love summer?
- Like the rain?
- Have any tips for surviving hay fever/a heat wave?
That’s it… I’ve done moaning, for now.
Thanks for dropping by and have a great night.
Until the next time.