So my blog a day for two weeks went belly up when I missed yesterday but I do have a good excuse. .. well a reasonably acceptable one anyway.

Yesterday was glorious weather wise and I had several gardening jobs for local customers that needed my attention.  I’d fallen a little behind due to not wanting  to garden on Saturday what with it being National Naked Gardening Day; I honestly felt that my elderly clients and the passing traffic could do without it!

Anyway it was with glorious sunshine and fully clothed I cleared two big gardening jobs yesterday and managed a couple of hours in my own garden too.

However, in the first garden I’d been bitten 3 times by red ants. By the time I finished the second job my arm from elbow to wrist was swollen to twice its size. I took antihistamine as soon as I got home, but it was really hot, red and tight.

I put a bicarbonate of soda paste poultice on it to try to neutralise the formic acid but mainly to cool it and reduce the aching. But it didn’t help and being my writing/ typing hand I just didn’t get a blog written.

As you can see, I’m writing now. Swelling has halved, itching has tripled, and bite points have blistered; but a course of steroids and stronger antihistamines are doing their thing.

And after that tale of woe I owe you something cwtchy from Cerdyn Villa…


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Rose Tinted Ramblings

I'm Bernice but unless I'm in trouble, it's Berni. I laugh heartily; love wholely and live completely. I write what I think. Sometimes its fun, sometimes its political, sometimes its frustration, or angst. Always its real and heartfelt. I now live in Mid Wales having found a home with my family (John, my parner and Jason, our son) here in Llanwrtyd Wells where everyday eccentricity is celebrated. a place in the UK that attracts those from outside the mainstream and has created an identity based on its quirkiness. A perfect home for someone like me who tends not to follow the crowd, doesn't have a quiet laugh, and tends to speak first, think later! Life has reached a juncture where I have become aware that when you live your life through rose-tinted spectacles, every experience becomes one including joy, laughter, friends, meetings, experiences and great memories. Having always fancied being a columnist I figured why not share my rose-tinted ramblings with anyone out there who might want to listen- and if no-ones out there, why not write them anyway - bit like a public diary - but hey I have no dirty little secrets that I'm not prepared to share....!!!!

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