I don’t know about anybody else, but I’ve been sneezing all day. I thought it might have been something in the air in my flat, so I opened the windows wide. It made no difference at all. Finally, I went out and had a beer outside a pub – and carried on sneezing.
Puzzled, I began to wonder if I had become newly allergic to pollen as I never used to be. The penny only finally dropped when I noticed an online report that the ash cloud from the Grimsvotn volcano (which started erupting on Saturday) was over Scotland.
Below is a satellite photo taken yesterday:
I guess that the ash cloud at top left must have been swept south and then east over Britain (at bottom right). Yesterday was very wet, and so if there had been ash in the air, it would have been washed out. But today it has been fine and sunny, so the ash wouldn’t have been washed out.
Nice to come up with a highly plausible explanation of why I’ve been sneezing all day, and why my nose has been running.
But am I the only person in Britain who has been sneezing a lot today?