I hate hay fever. This year I thought I’d escaped it pretty well, with barely a symptom - until Thursday evening, when I spontaneously got a runny nose and fits of sneezing. ‘Uh-oh’, I thought somewhat ominously. Sure enough, Friday morning came and I prised my eyes open only to discover that during the night six of the devil’s most evil helpers had been poking my eyes with needles. Red hot needles. Which had been dipped in curry powder. And were barbed. They were also attached to miniature batteries for that ‘cattle-prod-esque’ effect.
In short, my eyes were itching excruciatingly and my eye-balls were more red than your average freshly cleaned Ferrari. Since then there has been no respite, sneezing fits have doubled and it takes until early afternoon for my eye-drops to start having any comforting effect. Those of you lucky enough not to get hay fever, please take a moment to reflect upon your situation in order to truly appreciate it. You for example are not trapped indoors on glorious sunny days.
What annoys me most about my hay fever is that I never used to get it. As a kid I’d play in the fields by my house all day every day all year round. If I wasn’t playing football or kerby I was in the fields with some mates climbing trees, chasing things or throwing sticks around. At no point did my immune system decide to go berserk on account of being subjected to a little pollen. Quite why it’s now decided pollen deserves a DEFCON 1 style strategy is beyond me. If only there was a way to reason with an immune system…
As a result of the above I’ve been inside most of the weekend, enjoying none of the sun and most definitely not enjoying the 34C heat in the house. I got some more done on the redesign of this site, but frankly I don’t want to look at code in my free time at the moment. Of course now I’ve written the blog the weather has changed drastically. There’s a very very large very very dark cloud above me, it’s incredibly warm, and it feels very much like a thunderstorm is about to break. Sweet! (I love thunderstorms).
Also, I have news that I’d love to share with you involving my trip to Wales last Thursday, but right now I’m afraid I can’t mention anything… Oh how cryptic.