There’s a real downside to summer and that would be things with wings like Mosquitoes and other such buglets.
Last year I got attacked in Scotland, as I did this year – I’m very popular up there with such things it would appear.
Last year I got a bite on my ankle when I was back in London and it became so swollen it hurt to walk. It made my blood pressure rocket, I felt very unwell and had to go on anti-biotics.
Now – something is doing the same thing this summer but I am refusing the anti-biotics and trying to tough it out and show the little critters that I hate them and they won’t win. Although I am starting to feel very unwell again.
I’ve tried the spray from Avon and no good.
I’ve tried evil chemicals but hate them.
I’ve tried vanilla – no good.
I’ve tried tea tree but can’t stand walking around smelling of shoe polish.
My fairy godmother didn’t come through for me either – I asked for a ticket to Reading so I could see Blink 182 – but have you seen what has happened to the place – one giant nasty mud bath, oh well I hear it’s good for the skin.
Then you look around you at all the natural disasters going on and the floods in Pakistan. Unbelievably horrible and nasty. Even when the water goes they will have a very long road ahead of them trying to clean it all up and to find soil that is good enough to use again as the top soil will all be washed away.
New Orleans is still trying to get back on its feet 5 years after Hurricane Katrina.
Back home there was quite bad local flooding one year – so bad the army had to come out to rescue some people. It was said to be a freak incident – it’s pretty much happened every year since.
Is that it now – is this what global warming does – we don’t have any strong seasons but we have the odd really strong weather condition pretty much all the time somewhere in the world?
It’s quite scary to see how things have changed just in my life time. The creatures that are now living in the UK that would never have survived here once. The way the water is changing and more sharks and jelly fish are being seen. Just the other day a man was bitten by a black widow spider. I always thought that we never had to worry about such things in this country.
We look at the resources we had and what we have today. I really do think my parents generation probably had it the best but don’t even know it.
I’ve raised awareness on this blog about the elephants and the rain forest and the orangutans but there is so much more all the time.
But what can we really do? What can we do to make a big enough difference?
Most, in London, live in houses that don’t have gardens so it’s difficult to grow your own veg’. Nearly all of us have to use the tube or bus to travel to work due to the distance and the safety issues on the roads. I can’t control where my supermarket ships their produce from.
I can make my own little small difference though I suppose and I do try with recycling and not being wasteful with my water and energy consumption. I walk where I can, when I can. I’m a vegetarian. I use energy efficient light bulbs. I dry my clothes naturally. I have my own cup at work and reuse it.
There’s a nice little website http://www.50waystohelp.com/ that gives further ideas, and another article here http://www.togetherwecanchangetheworldpublishing.com/Resources/101WaysToHelpPlanetEarth.pdf
But does anyone know how to save me from these pesky mosquitoes!?!