Sunday, November 25, 2012

Ouchie and itchie and a prize for me

Happy Monday, everyone. I did go to a BBQ in a park on Friday night and it was heaps of fun. Unfortunately the almost-summer fun times were not without penalty - look at my leg on Saturday morning.

Based on that bite pattern, I hypothesised that a a mosquito took a bite, imbibed the alcohol that was in my bloodstream, couldn't find its way out from underneath my dress and just wandered around drunkenly stinging wherever it landed. It was a long and itchy Saturday!

This morning all of the itch was gone but the marks had transformed from what looked like mozzie bites to angry red welts (how deathly pale does my leg look in this shot? It's corpse-esque). I now suspect I was bitten by another vicious type of bug. Sam, however, thinks I am over-reacting but either way I am definitely getting some superstrong insect repellant before my next park outing!

However, Friday was not all lost because this arrived for me in the post:

Seriously, how much do my photos suck today? I honestly didn't realise how craptastic they looked until I uploaded them.

t won this book in a blog competition at Reading Matters. I loved 'The Sense of an Ending' and I'm really looking forward to sinking my teeth into this one. Plus, how good does it feel to win blog competitions? The blogosphere can be the best :)


  1. ow! I hate itchy bites, and it looks like you were really done over.

  2. Ouchie! Hope Julian Barnes helped distract you from the discomfort.
    How have you been since Blogtoberfest? I just wanted to let you know that I'm hosting another (albeit gentler and more introspective) blog challenge over the month of December called #reverb12. Would be so rapt if you joined us!
    There's a little giveaway too. :-)
    Details here:
    Take care,
    Kat xxx