In our house at the moment, well for Lovely Hubby at least, it's the Itchy and Scratchy Show.
For those of you who have never seen the Simpsons, it's Bart's favourite cartoon show and is on their television all the time, a modern version of our old beloved Tom and Jerry, now not shown in case in incites violence in children!!
It really has nothing to do with being itchy or scratchy ......
My big strong man went out to strim the nettles wearing only his safety helmet and a short sleeved T shirt (well he did have trousers on and wellies but you know what I mean). Two hours later his arms and neck were a red and weeping mess of itchy and scratchiness.
Both pictures courtesy of Google Images.
After a weekend spent slathering himself with creams and ointments and soaking in soothing cream filled baths he's almost got it under control.
His bee keeping course went really well and he's now totally inspired to get a couple of hives of his own once he is here all the time. He has lots of reading to do and contacts to make but it will be all systems go for our own honey for the future, one more thing ticked off our self sufficient list.
And talking of self sufficiency .... I guess I better not suggest Nettle Soup for lunch today, somehow I don't think he would see the funny side ;-)