Yes, hayfever is to blame. Mine is usually triggered by oil seed rape, but since moving over the border 4 years ago, I've been relatively free of symptoms to the extent that I can use shop bought tablets and not have to resort to double doses as prescribed by a doctor.
However, this past week has been a nightmare. Sneezing constantly, permanently runny nose, itchy, red eyes. Oh yes, the hayfever is back, and with a vengeance!
Last week on the advice of a pharmacist, I changed the hayfever tablets I take. No difference. Yesterday I was on the verge of going to the doctors to beg for tablets. My brother intervened via Facebook. Vaseline he urged. Stick it on your nose pronto.
I did. Whilst my eyes may still feel like they have been poked and scraped by many a sharp thing, I have barely sneezed since yesterday, and I'm not having to put extra strong tablets into my system. I am trying to survive!
My sleep pattern, alas, is a bit rubbish - due in part to said hayfever. I keep waking at silly o'clock and then finding the room too light and not drifting back off to the land of nod as easily as I would like. Well, no more I cry!
Whilst the 5 year old was at ballet and the 7 year old was playing Sumdog, I got out the new sewing machine and had a quick whirl.
I now have an eye mask for bedtime which I'm hoping might work miracles!
I googled the template and this one is from a blog site called Dog Under My Desk.
I used two pieces of fabric, and a piece of felt inside them both for extra comfort. I then added some elastic and sewed them together before turning right side out and ha
nd stitching the top together.
Let's hope it works!
By the way - I've cut down on the biscuit consumption but haven't started any yoga yet. I did buy the new Davina Fit in 15 dvd which I've done over the past few nights. It's good - just 15 minutes of your time for a fab workout that really leaves you heavy breathing. I can see results already - or at least I think I can!