Hey all! So last night it was supposed to be chilly, as it was the night before. And though I was a little cold in bed as the central heating was off, there was nothing special about it I have to admit! Shame, I love the frost on the ground in the morning! (Not that I got up in the morning on a Sunday!)
Anyway, what inspired me to write was the fact that my toes were cold. This may be an odd inspiration, however, there is a subtle link (believe me…please?). The other week I got chilblains. This is a problem with circulation in your extremities (I think) and causes, or it did for me, swollen toes (But it can be fingers etc) which were very painful to use, bend, walk on, exist. Also, when they heated up, they became far itchier than the strongest midge bite! The reason why I link it in to the post is because Chilblains are a common factor on expeditions up north apparently, and I have to admit, if I’m susceptible to them, it is an aspect I’m not looking forward to as it took me about a week for my little tootsies to go back to their little size. The following is a link to our old friend Wiki about them as I also thought that if I’m able to get them in the UK…so are you!! Also, one of the leaders on the expedition is particularly interested in this painful experience and thus if anyone does experience them, comment and I am sure she would love to know about it!
Hope this helps the prevention of Chilblains if my post suddenly causes mass panic!
Keep warm, even in the cold!
The Short one