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Wed 11-May-11
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Terrier
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Do you mean like anti hay fever tablets Chris?

Someone suggested Avon soft skin cream or something, apparently they don't like the smell. Think I'll just make up some citronella spray and spritz any bare skin - and tuck my trousers in to my socks - start a new fashion trend maybe.

Wed 11-May-11
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yes, hay fever tablets are the cheap option, I have taken Piriton over here which have been just fine, as I say don't believe the non-drowsy label on some brands but you will probably find that drowsiness doesn't affect you anyway and if it does, frankly the amount of work you do you deserve a rest !!!

Just following up on bites in general, these tabs don't stop the bite but what they do stop somewhat is the reaction, so you will have the bite but probably no swelling or irritation at least that is what happens with me. I got this from a local when I was over there and it seems to work very well. For a couple of pounds it's got to be worth trying to see if it helps you too.

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Wed 11-May-11
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wave  I swear by Avon Skin so Soft.  The midges certainly don't like it.

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Wed 11-May-11
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We went to lovely Lisbon for a weekend break a few years ago when finances were better. The bloomin  mossies chewed my ankles to bits but never once annoyed Fiona.

That was the last time that I washed my feet. Never had any trouble since then big_laugh

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Thu 12-May-11
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Terrier said:

Someone suggested Avon soft skin cream or something¦.

 

Avon Skin-So-Soft, it works really well for repelling insects.

Its very amusing to watch a big 'ole hunting-type guy take out a bottle and the rest of the guys around the campfire start clamoring for some to slather on.

I can understand why it works, it smells terrible to me¦..big_laugh

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Thu 12-May-11
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An acquaintance of ours who regularly goes touring in Scotland with his wife in their caravan says he gets eaten alive by the dreaded midges, but they never touch his wife.  He says someone told him it's because she eats lots of Marmite......he's in the 'hate it' camp......seems the midges must be too! eeekwhat_the_heck

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Thu 12-May-11
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I like going places with P--he attracts the biting insects. whistle

But when I do get bitten it tends to last for ages. I use antihistamine cream when I have to. (I take antihistamines anyway for general allergies.)

Has anyone been hit by a brown tail moth caterpillar? I met someone yesterday who said one had fallen on them, and it was still itchy after a week.

My rant is nettles, which sting and hurt unpleasantly, then seem to recover, and then it recurs over and over for a day or two. monster

Thu 12-May-11
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Further rant. My fridge is running continuously, and icing up at the back--and it is a frost free one. It is only 6 years old. I have to find my fridge thermometer which hasn't surfaced since the kitchen refit last year, check the temperature, and then do something about the fridge. Not looking forward to finding a repairer, finding a time they can come*, or the eventual cost!

*Tomorrow we visit another relative of Ps who recently went into a care home--yesterday the aunt in hospital commented on our visiting the collapsed relatives.

Thu 12-May-11
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I had to look that up Barbara, LINKY, it seems that the hairs are in the atmosphere too.

 

Sorry, we cross-posted.  Sorry to hear about your fridge and I hope you find a solution quickly.

I'll try that again!

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You may recall that the Duchess was struck by another car as Fiona was on a mini roundabout. The point of impact was front left and, as well as the obvious bodywork damage, the lights were knocked out of kilter. I discovered that while driving the last 150 miles homewards from a trip to Wales after darkness fell. It was quite dangerous but I had little choice.

Fiona took the Duchess for her MOT this afternoon. She failed becuase the bloody bodyshop did not realign the lights. That is on top of returning her with a new deep scratch on her bodywork. steam

Very luckily for us, the nice man at ATS Newmarket took pity on Fiona's predicament. Normally it costs £12.50 to realign each lamp but he did it for free and showed her how to do it into the bargain. Then he completed the MOT and she passed no problem.

I think there will be a rather stern phone call to both the insurance company and the bodyshop tomorrow morning. Now we are determined that they take her back and repair the scratches.

nationwide crash repair

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Thu 12-May-11
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paperman said:

might sound a silly suggestion, but antihistamine will help,

Not a silly suggestion but unfortunately for me they are rarely effective, I have them at the moment for the swelling on my eye but I am still itching big time. I find a combination of things might work depends on the bite. Toothpaste first - quite effective on most bites, followed by good ol' sudocrem, next anti-histamines, then a corticosteroid cream and if all that lot fails I start on an anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen if it is driving me mad. It is quite funny how I can tell which kind of insect bit me and then I know which treatment to try first. Toothpaste is no good with flea bites and they are the worse.whistle

Mon 23-May-11
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Last night someone pinched crispy out duck have not told jade yet she will be well upset and no i did not eat him big_laugh so will have to get another one,if i find out who did it they will pay big time.steam.

Mon 23-May-11
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That's rotten luck Mutters, I hope you find out who did it.  He didn't fly of his own accord did he?

I'll try that again!

Mon 23-May-11
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Maybe he has gone courting, after all it is Spring....!! 

Sorry about it, I hate it when you suspect someone is around your flock. Hope you find out who it is.......any clues?

 

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Mon 23-May-11
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TWELVE DAYS AND  COUNTING.

Grrrrrr

 

Thats how long ago I sent my manager an e-mail asking to book holidays. Not had a reply yet. Even sent another this morning asking for an update...

 

Nope, not even replied to that.

 

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