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Sunday, 19 January 2014

Why did I?

I have had an on and off relationship with strawberries for many years. Some years I can eat them, some years I can't. I thought I was able to this year as I had a few and nothing happened so I had a few more. Over the weekend I have developed a bad allergic skin reaction and blisters have now formed around my neck. I am miserable. Salt water and calamine lotion have been a life saviour. That is why I have not posted for a few days. I don't normally take pics of myself but I took this one to remind myself to never eat a lot of strawberries again.

We did go out and do the penguin guiding on Saturday night. One of our few remaining chicks was still there. You can see how much of his downy feathers have been replaced by his permanent feathers over the last week. I do not think he will be there next week. I like the way he happened to come out of his burrow and stand in the same place so that I could take a comparison photo.
Penguin chick photos 1 week apart

I have been working on a few of the blocks for our BOM's
and hope to get some of those out to those participating later on in the week.


  1. OMGOSH! I wouldn't even want to look at one again. Feel better!!!

  2. Oh Vicki that looks so nasty. My son worked on a strawberry farm for many years & I learnt from him that there are many varieties of strawberries, also have you noted where the ones you have problems with are grown, I find strawberries from certain areas/states taste different.....just a thought!!!! Take care

  3. We have a strawberry farm nearby that sells just the most divine strawberries but as you say it may be a particular variety.

  4. Ouch! Good point about the varieties though from that reaction I'd be steering clear!

  5. Hope you are feeling better soon. Lucky your throat didnt swell.