What I usually do on Fridays is sleep in a bit, wash and hang a load of clothes, and head in to town to have lunch with K.
Sometimes I'll go in too early and mooch around the shops, dreaming of things I'd like to buy; if I only had a mansion to put them in, sometimes I'll go in just in time for lunch, then hang around after and shop, maybe take a few photos.
Today was different. I woke up with a north-wind headache, very heavy between and behind non-focussing eyes, with the back of the head feeling a bit like a balloon. So I took a couple of antihistamines and panadols and hoped they'd work before lunchtime. Usually they do, sometimes not....
This particular type of headache is a sinus/hayfever thing brought about by hot winds from the north bringing pollens from inland grasses and wildflowers.
Hence the name; north-wind headache.
I didn't hang around in town, instead heading straight to the bus stop to come home. I arrived at my stop just in time to see my bus heading off down the road, so I turned back and went into Haighs.
and bought these....
the dark chocolate coated one is a mandarin cream;
the milk chocolate coated one with the gold coloured bean on top is a coffee cream;
the shiny red wrapped one is a cherry liqueur
Mmmmm, chocolate heaven.
As soon as I got home I had coffee with loads of sugar, (because I've found it helps with this type of headache), then had a two hour nap, waking up with a clear head, in time for my physio appointment.
Now the wind has turned and is coming from the west, so tomorrow I'll be fine.