In Australia, I never suffered from hay fever. I looked sympathetically on as my friends sneezed and sniffled their way through spring. However, once I moved to Germany and spring arrived, my nose started to run producing an alarming amount of mucus. I was hoping perhaps it was a once-off. However, on Tuesday evening when I arrived home from Greece (I will post about my vacation soon, I promise), my nose started to once again become a mucus-producing factory. I swear I’m currently single-handedly keeping the tissue companies in business.
I have no idea what I’m allergic to here. Obviously, it is something that we don’t have or have much of in Australia. The pharmacist I begged for something to stop the mucus, theorised that I might be allergic to birch. He might be right as I don’t think we have the abundance of birch trees in Sydney as we do in Hamburg.
I’m hoping that the tablets the pharmacist gave me works as my nose is getting rubbed red raw from me blowing it all the time. I’m so over this hay fever thing. If anyone has any suggestions to combat hay fever, I would love to hear them. Otherwise spring is going to become a very miserable time for me, which is a pity as I love watching the scenery change daily as all the trees regain their leaves and the neighbours plant their new flowers.
Speaking of springtime in Germany, this clip from the Producers came to mind as I was writing this post. It’s so wrong, but so funny.