Saturday, 23 June 2018

That Time of The Year


I didn't have hayfever until the age of twelve and then it struck with a vengeance in my first year of senior school.  Itchy eyes, sneezing, sometimes breathing difficulties,  I even get skin rashes from contact with offending plants.   It's a bummer for someone who loves the outdoors so much.

The symptoms were at their worst in my teenage years but  teachers showed little sympathy.  My friend Debbie and I suffered badly with eyes so swollen after being out on the grassy playing fields that we could barely see.  Yet both of us were banned from staying indoors during lunch breaks.  In the seventies supervising poorly children might have got in the way of smoking in the staff room!  We hid ourselves behind coats hanging in the cloakroom and crossed our fingers that we would not be found.

As the years have passed, thankfully, I don't get hayfever quite so badly.   The products featured here have been my companions for nearly forty years.   Maybe I've built up some tolerance with age but these babies are definitely part of the reason that I'm able to get outside and enjoy these lovely summer days.

4 comments:

  1. I read that hay fever decreases in intensity with age as our immune systems become less strong !
    So a silver lining.

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    1. Yes I thought it was something like that...and maybe its emergence at the age of 12 meant my immune system wasn't developed enough to detect pollen as a threat? xx

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  2. I heard taking a small amount of local honey to you may help with hay fever x

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    1. Yes, I've heard that...but I travel around a lot so it might not work unless I had a lot of geographically diverse honey. xx

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