I have suffered from hayfever for nearly 40 years. I have dreaded the summer coming round each year and have missed out on enjoying all sorts of outdoor activities because of it. I’ve tried all sorts of medication over the years and have even had de-sensitising injections but nothing has really made a long term difference……..could this year be different???
I recently saw an advert on the televison for a new form of allergy relief which really took my attention…it was for some device that you clip up your nose for a few minutes each day. Sceptical that this could help my hayfever I did a bit of research on the internet. The customer reviews seem to indicate that it works really well…but they all mentioned not to use it in public places because it makes you nose light up!! “Curious”, thinks I…..but I decide to buy one and give it a go. Even if it doesn’t work it certainly raises your spirits because it makes you laugh every time you use it as it really does make your nose light up like a Christmas reindeer decoration!!! Far from not using it in public I have decided to use it in front of the world!!!…because I think it might really work!!!
I know that it is only really the beginning of the grass pollen season in the UK but I have been using it for the last few days and decided to give it a baptism of fire yesterday. I went to my favourite local ‘chill out’ location (Norton Priory Museum and Gardens) in the afternoon as it was beautifully warm and sunny and was fortunate enough to arrive just before the start of a guided tour of the Walled Garden. I’ve been to this location dozens of times but have never heard the history of the gardens so this was really interesting – and the gardens are really lovely. They have all sorts of ‘old fashioned’ roses – you know, the ones that actually have a fragrance!! and a walk in these sheltered walled gardens was like being in a box of ‘Turkish Delight’ (a soft jelly confection flavoured with rosewater) – soft, fragrant and indulgent!!
At the end of the tour the guide suggested that we take a walk through the ‘wild flower meadow’………hmmmmm. Normally I would have run a mile at the thought but I decided I would give it a go to see if this device is really making a difference.
It was really lovely – although there was a haze of grass flowers, just above the oxeye daisies, across the whole field – and I walked the path that surrounded it without so much as a sniffle! Amazing!!
I guess time will tell how effective this thing is as the hayfever season progresses but I am very impressed so far!
My afternoon was rounded off by meeting a lovely Irish lady called Louise from Crewe (and originally from Dundalk) who was kind enough to stop me and tell me that she had been admiring my jewellery!! Needless to say – I was a walking advert for Solunar Silver Studio as usual!! …but I have never had this experience before – and it made me feel wonderful!! So thank you for your kindness Louise! – you really made my day!!
And I hope condron.us will keep me on a high by sending lots of lovely visitors my way!!!