It starts with a tickle. Innocent enough. Could be anything, dust, something in the air. But soon, it progresses to a sneeze. And then another one. And another. A few minutes later, your eyes are watering like a rampant river and you realise – with a frustrated sigh – that it’s time to head to the medicine cabinet and grab the Telfast STAT.
I am, of course, talking about hayfever. And despite the fact that we are still in the middle of WINTER, this morning I have awoken to find myself afflicted with that familiar dull ache across my sinus cavities. (WTF??) So much for being a spring-time thing! I thought I had a few months off at least!
The culprit is the decidedly fickle Mother Nature, a huge fan of keeping people on the hop. She’s one twitchy temperamental chick, isn’t she? It’s been blowing a gale around here over the last 18 hours, so naturally my sensitive nasal hairs have detected the change in the air quality – could it be pollen blown up from Victoria perhaps? Gee, thanks. *g*
Interestingly, I never used to be this way when I was younger – I had 21 sneeze-free years in New Zealand until I settled here in my early 20’s. Who’d have known that as well as having 7 out of the top 10 most dangerous species on earth, Australia would have something ‘extra’ in the air as well. The lucky country? Hmmm. LOL.
*clutches tissue box*
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