I am getting seriously pissed off at whatever it is that keeps biting me. Why am I such a bug magnet? I know that if there is a mosquito anywhere within two miles, it'll find me, but these are something else. What is making me so tasty? Whatever it is, I need to work it out soon, before I start looking like I've got chicken pox. (No, I don't have chicken pox for a third time. I have clear memories of last time and these bites aren't it.)
And I don't even think it is all the same type of bug. This is my arm, a week after I noticed the first bite appeared:
It wasn't itchy. Then something else munched me around the elbow, and boy did THAT itch. Then, on Tuesday evening as I parked up at my hotel, something took a bite out of my ankle. Again, I didn't feel the bite. I caught my ankle with my suitcase as I unloaded it and suddenly it was massively itchy and swollen. Yesterday evening, it had a deep red ring around a white spot. Today, not so much.
(Also, why is it when you wait for better light to take a photo bite marks go down? It was furiously angry 8 hours ago.)
I haven't got a clue what bugs are doing the biting - I've reached the point of longing for the days when the enemy was just honest to goodness mosquitoes.