The road to Ben Nevis Nov 2009

The road to Ben Nevis Nov 2009
The road to Ben Nevis Nov 2009

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Sunday, 2 February 2014

What is this flower?

What is this flower? Another of the mysteries from my 'lucky dip' selection of seeds planted last year. There are several such blue flower heads developed each with a blue stem.

First flowers of 2014 appeared some weeks ago and now there's plenty to see in the garden.

Begone Bad Blisters! (or Compeed is Not Enough)

Anti-blister kit
My new anti-blister kit!

Keeping feet in good shape is essential for a walking trip long or short.

Blisters and foot pain comes from friction. Reduction of friction must be a priority - and is something Compeed and the newer specialist blister plasters do not address.

Also a priority is to keep dressings in place - despite friction, perspiration, and wet.

Moleskin provides friction reduction. Leukotape is the medical version of Duct tape - super sticky. Friars' Balsam provides the Benzoin which help guarantee good adhesion to skin.

A few more grams for my pack!