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I think we will have to stay mum when we are off out for a meal. The last time we travelled to a restaurant we had food poisoning http://bit.ly/ShfRCJ, that was in October 2010.  It is now 2010 and we had forgotten all about that other meal.

Our daughter had come over for a few days, so we decided to go out for a meal.  Now as it was our daughters birthday the Sunday before, my editor suggested we all went to a Chinese restaurant down the coast.  So we duly arrived to pick her up had a cup of coffee and a chat then off we went.  What we did not know was that a wasp had attached itself to my wifes jumper, she is allergic to wasp stings.  So a little while later as we were driving she gave a cry and found a nasty mark on her arm, she had been stung. Then she saw the wasp on the floor. Now we had a problem!

To start with her arm came up in a small hard lump, then as we headed towards the restaurant it began to swell and go red. At the restaurant we held vinegar over the sting and gave her antihistamine tablets, we had tried to squeeze the sting out and thought we had done just that.  All this seemed to stall the swelling and the redness began to go down.  We all then enjoyed a very good meal.

This restaurant is an ‘eat all you can for xx euros’, the food was laid out in a long buffet. So we started at one end and worked our way down the line.  From the salad bar through the sushi, very good as well with a selection of sauces.  Next came a selection of cold fish prawns, mussels, clams etc., followed by various paella, and noodle dishes.  Then came ribs, pork, beef, chicken and duck with rabbit as a back dish.  After this came a selection of small bits fruit and last but not least a whole section of cakes and puddings  lots of cream and chocolate  ohhhhhh…..

Although my wife seemed a little off colour we all thought she was fine. However, after lunch we drove back to my editors house and after a few minutes she wanted to go home ooops.

When we got home she was not well went to bed  and slept for 19hours.  When she woke around midday her arm was a little better and she began to get the sting out packing the hole with drawing cream, Her arm was red and sore but gradually it began to get better she has started taking antibiotics as friends and the chemist said she should have gone to hospital.  Never mind I am looking after her.

And the wasps? well they have joined the snakes  not near our house, we have both been stung over the years its not nice and I don’t like to see my wife suffer.

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Looking back, this weather we´ve had has not been to bad after all it has kept the wasps and other nasties at bay. However, as with all things it comes to an end and the other evening as I was cleaning the sun loungers on the terrace along came this wasp and stung my hand needless to say I made sure it died. 

My hand came up like a balloon plus there was no sensation in it my wife wanted me to go to the hospital but I declined that option not being a lover of doctors or hospitals. What I cannot understand is last year I was stung by hornets I received around 18 to 20 stings and although they hurt I did not suffer to badly I certainly did not have to go to hospital but just one wasp sting and I had a very unpleasant reaction.  However it has now gone down and the poison has come out, and the feeling is back thank goodness. 

The other morning I noticed there is a large hole just above the Tulip garden, where I thought I saw a claw just inside. Thinking I might just go and clout it with the  sharp  edge of a shovel – mmm.. perhaps not descretion could  well be the better part of common sense- scorpions are big here!!!!!

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