Autumn, as many of you have observed, is a beautiful season. The trees turn many shades of green-gold and brown: berries glisten in the morning dew. Like many of you,we like to go for a walk in the evening while we still have the chance and take in the beautiful scenery around us. So, once again, we set off for a stroll yesterday evening, pointing out this and that and generally winding down after the day. All well and good and lovely.
We past a post and ducked our heads under some low lying branches and as I raised my head I heard a loud buzzing in my left ear. I shook my head but it continued unabated. Raising my hand I tried to encourage the intruder to move to more productive feeding ground when I felt a sharp stinging sensation. Obviously the wasp didn’t like to be bossed around and hurried and was quite happy to let me know. Within a short while my ear went a deep red, began to swell and I felt slightly clammy and a bit odd. Given that the wasp was uninvited this all seemed a bit unreasonable but it didn’t hang around long enough to debate the matter.
Off to the chemist we went got some antihistamine tablets and cream before returning home. Not much of a walk really. That’s life though. You never quite know whats round the corner: sometimes it’s good and some times its inconvenient. As I always say it could be worse.