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Who Do You Share a Bed With?

It is safe to be choosy about who you share a bed with,and it pays to get your priorities straight,especially in the summer season.

Before you read further this post has nothing to do with “Sex in the City” I’m just saying it may help to sleep around a bit and find out if your partner passes the test, if your are aiming at sleeping that is.

Daily high temperatures and hot sultry nights,will bring them out, whether you are fat or thin they just love your body. The adoring Mosquito.

Nights,when you reach that sublime feeling between awareness and well earned dreams, that’s when they like you best.

An unmistakable high pitched siren breaks the silence and you know you have a new admirer.

That’s when you can only hope that your bloodsucker prefers the taste of the person lying beside you. If you don’t belong to the lucky ones there is nothing you can do but get up and go hunting if you don’t want to be covered in itchy spots in the morning.

Werner Rudin a Biologist from the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Basle,Switzerland, and Mosquito expert says, finding a partner that Mosquitoes like is the best deterrent.

If you are not in the happy situation of having one, there is nothing for it but to buy a Mosquito net,or spray yourself every three hours from head to foot with a chemical spray repellent .(Don’t forget to set the Alarm!)

Natural aromas like Citronella in candles or sprays are apparently ineffective. The insects don’t like the smell says Rudin but it won’t stop them biting.

Mosquitoes don’t like dark colours,so if you have any clothes on see that they are white.There is no point in sleeping in your jeans, thickness of material is no problem to them.

I don’t suppose any of us will escape a bite or two this Summer,but if you are out hunting, Cherchez la Femme, for it’s only the women that bite.


Alive and Kicking on Rhodes

No I didn’t take off for Asia again.

My Compi caught a bad cold and I had to wait until Bryan could come and look at it,which he has done now and I’m very grateful to him.The trouble she is German born,( Computers must be female)and always spits and scratches after someone from the other side of the ditch has laid hands on her.

After all the excitement my husband and I flew to Rhodes for a quick break from our “busy” lives.

Rhodes, one of the GreekDodecanese islands,is the third largest in Greece and officially the sunniest spot in Europe with at least 320 days of sunshine a year.

It is probably my favourite Greek island,although I do have a soft spot for Mykonos,which is not everyones taste

For a holiday it has everything,and if you are tired of the beach and they have beautiful ones you can chase history in the old city,which the Knights of St Johns used as a base on their way to the Holy Land. Or wander at the edge of Mandraki Harbour on whose entrance pillars once stood the Colossus of Rhodes.

I didn’t take my painting things,and wish I had. What’s that about always taking your Moleskine with you,but it will give me an excuse to return.

To all my Blogging friends,thankyou for still looking in and I will get back to you soon.

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