Now is the winter of our discontent…

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*

2 responses to “Now is the winter of our discontent…”

  1. Rosie Avatar

    Poor gel. That'd be bloody right, tho! Freaking All Blacks Kiwi girl blaming the Victorian air for your hayfever! Most likely you brought it back from across the waters,

    Seriously hon, it's no good and it's ridiculous to have it in the middle of July. I'm sending you some clear, pure air from down south. x

  2. What Sarah Did Next Avatar

    Exactly… its bloody July! Aargh! *sneezes* I hope that pure air of yours gets up here fast, Rosie… I'm in danger of some serious chapping of the nasal passages otherwise.


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