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So, I’ve been back home for a week now… and it’s weird, but it feels like much, much longer. I swear that each time I see the boyfriend, I miss him all the more afterwards. Which kind of sucks. I mean, yeah, I guess it’s good in a way, cause if I didn’t miss him at all – that’d be cause for concern. But it kind of sucks on the whole missing thing. I don’t think I can do the whole long-distance relationship thing for too much longer without going insane.

Anyway, my trip was good. I got to see his parents again, and was even introduced to his grandmother and an uncle. So far no one seems to hate me… so yay me!

Sadly I did have another allergic reaction. Which means I have absolutely no idea what I’m allergic to anymore since we cut out latex this visit. Fortunately I have an appointment with the allergy clinic on Thursday, and I’m hoping they can shed some light on this mystery. Because having a severe allergic reaction every time I go to the UK does kind of ruin the holiday a bit.

Also makes me feel very weird meeting his family when my face is swollen, eyes red and runny and I’m just generally puffy. Oh, and the rashes. Let’s not forget the lovely, red blotches.

How I feel during my allergic reaction.

How I feel during my allergic reaction.

I’m wondering if it could maybe be polyester, but it seems odd since I am fairly certain I have at least a couple of pieces of polyester clothing. But my face always seems worse, and he did have polyester pillows, duvet and bed sheets. His mom was incredibly sweet though, and bought us anti-allergy pillows and cotton sheets to change with, just in case. And it didn’t get any worse after that. I did still need prednisone to get the swelling down, but at least it stopped getting progressively worse. So maybe… I may have to ask them to test specifically for that. (Though seems odd my clothing hasn’t caused a reaction then?)

Other than that, it was a lovely trip. We walked around the town centre one day, and also down to the beach (though it’s naturally not quite the season for it!). One evening we went to see the newest Hobbit movie in 3D (it’s awesome, of course!), and another night we went out to dinner. Then we had a family get together at his grandma’s house one weekend, and the other weekend his parents had him over for dinner. So for having a severe allergic reaction, I still managed quite a bit!

Now I just hope that he can come visit me soon, cause even if it has only been a week… I really do miss him.

The beach in Bournemouth seems to stretch on forever.

The beach in Bournemouth seems to stretch on forever.

The beach.

The beach.

The beach.

The beach.

Bournemouth town centre.

Bournemouth town centre.

Panorama of the beach.

Panorama of the beach.

One day I will have a photo of the two of us where I'm not having an allergic reaction. One day...

One day I will have a photo of the two of us where I’m not having an allergic reaction. One day…

Nom nom.

Nom nom.


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