As well as not really being an exercise lover, my efforts are also being challenged by chestnut flowers. I walked out the door this morning and I was hit with a face full of chestnut flower smell. There is one lone tree, across the road and down a few houses, and it absolutely stinks. It seems this is something to which only some blessed people are sensitive. Miss Mischief and I can barely breathe for the strong smell. The rest of the family don't really notice it.
I hope those neighbours like chestnuts - there has to be some good reason for that tree to smell so bad! Personally, I don't even like the nuts. We had a chestnut tree right outside our house once. I tried them, as fresh as they could possibly be. They did nothing for me.
Fortunately once I get passed that tree everything is sweet smelling. Birds chirping, ants crawling, bees buzzing and people saying good morning. I guess it's worth braving that first whiff of chestnut for a few weeks.