Recently the daytime temperatures have been rising, the sun has been shining and the first of the spring flowers have started to bloom. In the past I used to love this time of year. The first cup of coffee while reading a magazine on the deck, throwing all the duvets outside to freshen up in the sun, starting to clear out the garden ready for spring planting and having the washing dry outside within half a day.
Unfortunately with the onset of pollen allergies this time of year has turned into a horrible time where I try to stay inside as much as I can, go through boxes of tissues each day and feel like my throat and ears are going to drive me crazy with their itchiness. I try to avoid taking medicine, but usually give in at some stage during the day. I have even started taking notice of the predicted pollen count for the week.... the table below shows that Friday is going to be particularly bad - I can hardly wait! I never thought I would ever say this, but I am so looking forward to the arrival of summer!