June 19th, 2005
|11:24 pm - Summer, where is thy sting ?|
*sneeze* *Sneeze!* *SNEEZE!!*
Ah, there it is. My eyeballs itch, the roof of my mouth itches, and I'm sneezing and sniffling.
Welcome to my hayfever.
... now with bonus sunburn ! Because I'm an Australian ! And this is the UK !
Surely it never gets sunny enough to burn over here, right ?
... right ?
Seriously, though, rwrylsin and I are back from the neighborhood of Newcastle (is Gateshead a suburb of Newcastle, or a satellite city, or part of a merging Newcastle-Gateshead blob, or something else ?), and we enjoyed ourselves a lot. rwrylsin fenced on Saturday, then we went for a long walk by the Derwent on Saturday evening, and today we detoured via Hadrian's Wall and Chesters Fort and Vindolanda Fort on the way back to Glasgow. We walked near and sometimes through lots of lovely fields and meadows full of various sorts of wild flowers, hence the hayfever, not helped by the nice warm weather this weekend. Photos to follow, when I get them organised ...
Current Mood: happy/tired.
its a bit embarrassing when you're a sub-burnt aussie in the soggy land that is the UK. I managed this when I was 10, and couldn't show my face for weeks! And the "red-hot" summers that maybe reach up to 25. O the shame.
Anyway, Newcastle sounds interesting, so I will await the photographic proof!
|Date:||June 19th, 2005 05:01 pm (UTC)|| |
Summer? Summer hath no sting! Except for the industrial strength deodorants that people spray all over themselves on public transport.
|Date:||June 19th, 2005 06:14 pm (UTC)|| |
How to get sunburned
Don't be fooled. Compared to the Australian sort, you can be sure that the British brand of ultra-violet light has had a lot more practice at penetrating cloud layers.
|Date:||June 21st, 2005 02:45 pm (UTC)|| |
Gateshead was a separate town, but now is merged. It is generally regarded as the rough end of newcastle. They had riots there in the late 1980s and 1990s as well as in Benwell in Newcastle. Northumbria is very pituresque - shame you posted just as I had left or I would have left some suggestions for castles etc.