This morning I took Rick up Barff Lane for his morning walk; at this time of year it’s like a long, green tunnel. We went out early but the farmer and his team of hired workers were already toiling in the fields.
It is very pretty along the lane with lilac trees and hawthorn in full flower. The downside for me is that I’m suffering quite badly with hay fever at the moment, streaming nose and itchy eyes. My eyes were so itchy and sore a few days ago I put some E45 cream on the lids but of course it got into my eyes and I spent the rest of the day with smeary vision.
Afternoon television can be a bit mind numbing but a couple of weeks ago we watched 'The Customer is Always Right', a programme that features new inventions or products. One product that was featured was Nursem, a hand cream specially developed by a chap for his wife who is a paediatric nurse and suffered from chronically sore hands. The cream was promoted as being petroleum free and only containing natural ingredients like Manuka honey. Paul was impressed by the pitch and decided to buy a couple of pots (and an extra one for our daughter who has very sensitive skin). I was a bit sceptical but was impressed by the fact that they were donating a free pot of cream to nurses and midwives for every one sold. Paul said he needed an effective hand cream as he was getting sore hands from all his gardening and hand washing.
The cream arrived earlier this week. I was pleased that the product was non-greasy and felt very soothing. Mm, I wonder if it would work on my eyes. I dabbed a very small amount on my eyelids and I’m delighted to report that I can still see and it seems to be doing a good job. No more itchy eyes and soreness. I’m so pleased that I persuaded Paul to buy the stuff!