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…