A weather check.

Photo credit : Animation Plaza

Photo credit : Animation Plaza

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.

Dorne x



8 thoughts

  1. Dorne, Ditto on the rain front for now but still very muggy. Nights uncomfortable but I love the sun otherwise. My husband had crippling dreadful hayfever but for the past few years has had injections against the symptoms, usually in May. Summers have been transformed for us all since. My son who suffers quite a bit has been given a nasal spray and that seems to have helped a lot and meant far less missed school days. Blimey, sorry for going on but hope this might help if not for this year, later. Wishing the hayfever season soon ends for you and all sufferers!

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  2. Yes, I’ve had the steroid injections in the past, and the nasal spray. To be honest, I think this year has been the worst that I’ve known for some years. People who don’t usually suffer with hay fever seem to be having problems.. I’ve usually managed with just tablets and eye drops. It could be worse… I could be living in a city and dealing with all of the air pollution as well.
    I love to moan Annika… it keeps me going!
    I hope hubby and son have a symptom free summer and it’s good to here from you again. x

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    • Dorne, it’s not moaning, it’s called sharing! There, that’s you told off 🙂 I feel so sorry for you, hay fever is simply horrid, like the flu for months of end. This years has been the worst for ages and even with the steroid injection my husband has had some bad attacks but nothing like he would have been otherwise. Heatwave? Nothing here yet, just more miserable humid rainy stuff. Grrr

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  3. Heatwave? What heatwave? I’ve not heard about another heatwave coming and I’m hoping it is not true, because I really do not like them.

    Here’s a tip for hay-fever. Don’t hang your sheets out to dry on sunny days when the pollen count is high as the pollen sticks to the sheets and then you end up sleeping in a bed full of pollen. Fortunately, I don’t suffer from hay-fever, but I know a man who does and, believe me, I know all about it.

    Take care, Dorne.

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  4. That is a good tip Hugh… thanks.
    There is a heat wave forecast for the beginning of August. From what I’ve heard very high temperatures. So, take cover. I also don’t handle the heat well at all. I become even more grumpy than I usually am and even more zombified. Oh dear god!
    I plan to fill my grandson’s paddling pool with freezing cold water and sit in it, with the parasol giving me shade. Nothing will get done, but I will be cool. The hay fever will be off the scale though.
    There again I could go and find a nice cool cave to live in, on the shoreline. Cool breezes and less pollen. Now, that’s a plan!
    Stay cool Hugh. xx

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    • Wow, how on earth can they predict the weather that far in advance? I’m very impressed, but not impressed if it comes true. OMG, I’m going to have to book a holiday to Greenland (do they do holidays there?).

      If it is Carol Kirkwood who has predicted this heatwave then I don’t think we have anything to worry about 🙂

      I’ll be as grumpy as you if it does get hot.

      You to stay cool, Dorne.


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