THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 29TH
It turned out to be a funny old day, today.
The weather was very uncertain when we got up. Rod put on his tennis gear, but I put off getting ready until later, and as soon as I walked into the office changed and ready to go, we heard from weatherman Alan that it was pouring with rain on the courts and so tennis was definitely off. This gave us a good opportunity to do the weekend shopping at Lidl.
I was feeling very lethargic all morning, and putting it down to having very happily consumed a vast quantity of wine and cava yesterday evening! It was a wonderful event , to celebrate Derek’s 65th birthday at La Solana in Alcalalí. The whole evening got off to a lovely start, with Derek welcoming everyone with a glass of cava or Bucks Fizz. This is the way to get things off on the right foot!
There must have been around 50 nice people there, all wishing Derek the best of fortune! Anne and Derek are such beautiful people, they collect a group of lovely friends around them. OK – why were we invited ?? One of life’s mysteries, perhaps it was Pepe they really wanted and knew that he came as part of a package deal!!
Further enhancing the ambience, they had arranged for this singer, Matt Mason, to sit there singing the whole time, and for people to get up and dance. He was brilliant, just sitting there in his own world while all the lovely food wafted past him.
Derek and Anne both gave an entertaining speech, there were candles to blow out on the cake, and it was an all-round marvellous evening!
Anyway – that was Wednesday evening, and today I was feeling less than good. My tinnitus head was deafening, my limbs felt heavy, my joints hurt, my eyes itched and I felt very gloomy and deathly tired. I even missed going to yoga, as by the time I had rallied enough strength and enthusiasm, it was too late. I hate these days- what a waste they are. It took several hours of trying different ploys – tea; reading; even re-instating the computer card games; hammock, etc., before I realised the problem. The rain!! I have always maintained that I am allergic to rain, as I always feel this way when it rains. I researched it once and found that it is not such a silly idea as it sounds, because damp weather does something to pollen grains and makes them burst, spilling their badness everywhere. I have been so free of allergic reactions this summer, that I had forgotten about them.
I knew that I had written myself instructions as to what to do in these circumstances, so quickly I found them and made up the recipe for essential oils to combat dreariness. Then I smothered myself with the thieves blend to address the allergic reaction. I found the right crystals for the symptoms.
How lucky that I remembered! I can’t be doing with this horrible feeling any more.