Hayfever: A Pain in the Grass


Winter often means rain, sometimes snow, but always cold conditions. Throughout the Winter months one is prone to catching a cold or flu like symptoms. A runny nose, sore throat, a temperature – just generally feeling under the weather.

Now Summer on the other hand we hope for sun, a lot less rain, long days and plenty of fresh air. But, have you accounted for the flu like symptoms during this season? No probably not, but if you suffer from hayfever you might have.

I suffer from it and it’s a total nightmare – the runny nose, puffy eyes, constant sneezing – its a total pain in the ass! But lots of us get it and we have to deal with it in some way. I tend to moan a bit, surround myself with copious amounts of tissues, at the ready for a sneeze or the blowing of ones snotty nose – not nice really!

Sergiy StakhovskyYesterday hayfever was blown all over the headlines like a sneeze while riding a bike (hands don’t get there in time). Ukrainian tennis player, Sergiy Stakhovsky beat 17-time Grand Slam champion, Roger Federer. World no. 116 Sergiy beat the Swiss former no. 1 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5), 7-5, 7-6 (5)

After winning triumphantly the Ukrainian suggested that winning was great but his hayfever is terrible. In an interview with The London Evening Standard he said: “It is hayfever of some kind, maybe all the flowers in bloom round Wimbledon”. The grass court was potentially deemed as the culprit. This caused him to call time on his celebration and suffer with his allergies.

Well Sergiy my heart goes out to you – hayfever really is a bitch! Remember your ‘Beconase’ in the next round.


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