What can I say? May just blew right by. But I have a gorgeous new nephew. He’s perfect and tiny and seeing DD hold him was just precious.
I’ve been battling with some raging hives recently, which has also kept me off the radar. I don’t know if they are a side effect of my hideous hayfever, or another symptom of coeliac disease kicking my arse, but I can tell you, I’m fed up. On a good day, my face is sore and dry. On a bad day, which is more frequent, I feel like I’ve burnt my skin and then had the remnants exfoliated. It’s especially agonising around my eyelids, which makes blinking 15,000 times a day a real effing pain. So I’m trying a combination of natural and chemical remedies based on the severity of the symptoms every day. I’m now acutely aware of my face, which is hilarious because I’ve never placed a lot of value on it. The height of make-up for me is mascara AND lipstick, which I definitely can’t wear now – so I’m walking around like the victim of a bad facial, exuding a gentle whiff of antiseptic steroid cream. Dead sexy!
Given the facial situation, I’ve been staying indoors as much as I can to avoid pollen and pollution – bonus time to read a lot more and learn a new craft: crochet! I’m on the simple stitch, straight line game, and feel confident that I will have a lap blanket by this winter, in multi-coloured stripes. Woop! Silver linings and all that.
I’m now waiting for Me Before You to appear in the cinema tomorrow. I loved the book by Jojo Moyes, both laughed and cried through it, and I’m desperately hoping that the movie does it justice. There’s been a media shitstorm around the whole Dignitas issue, and I’m keen to see how the movie tackles it. It’s a divisive topic, but I believe it can be handled well.
And on a really joyful note, the broad beans & sweet peas DD planted have not just survived, but thrived, under my ministrations! The broad beans are still too tiny to eat, but they are growing every day. My toxic thumbs may be a thing of the past, folks!
How about you? Is it spring where you are? How’s your hayfever? What are you reading?