Didn't sleep too well last night - for a variety of reasons. Decided it was past my bedtime at about 10 pm - couldn't even wait to see end of "Foyle's War" (love Michael Kitchen and Honeysuckle Weeks). Too tired to read I settled straight down and was asleep before my head hit the pillow. All was well until about 1.30 am when husband woke me asking "did you say something"? "NO" I said and then he said "how's the itching"? (I'll explain later) "Shhhh" was my reply, with as much force as I could gather. Now he either thought I meant that it had gone and not to speak too soon or he got the real message because he just got straight back to sleep. HOW DO THEY DO THAT? I have mentioned to my dear one, on many occasions, that I'm a word of one syllable person in the middle of the night and only then if conversation is absolutely necessary, because any more than that and I'm awake! However, I did manage to get back to sleep, only to be woken by seagulls (of the herring variety - we live near the coast) at about 4 am. Well that was that! Did try to sleep again but was only tossing and turning so called it a night and was up well before 5 am. It doesn't really bother me - I quite enjoy getting up early - feel that it is my time of the day - before everyone else gets going.
But to explain the itching - sorry - I think I have an allergic reaction to something consumed over the last few days but its all a matter of trial and error. Apart from penicillin the only other thing I have had a reaction to was oranges when I over-consumed a few years ago. I can still eat oranges just take care not to be too greedy about them.
It began with a rash on the top of both arms and yesterday evening my heels started to itch!! Then I discovered it had started on the tops of my legs, so feel that it must be an allergy. So what could it be this time - possibly yoghurt or beans - I do have a varied diet - or (ghastly thought) even red wine, but certainly not oranges. So I shall have to give up on all three for the next few days and go on from there - hopefully I shan't have to try and contact my GP (never an easy task these days). And with any luck I'll be back to normal in a few days - hopefully before next weekend as we have a "do" to go to and I was planning on wearing a sleeveless dress (weather permitting).
Last night we had a wonderful sunset and this morning a beautiful sunrise - and the sun is beaming down as I write so I'm hoping to get some work done in the garden today.
The Lady of the Hydrangeas
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