I've made a discovery this week - that I'm most definitely allergic to the flowers on a privet hedge... not sure how common it is in the UK to link asthma to these but as I've googled it I've found a lot of comments from Australia and New Zealand about them and their potency with allergic asthma so thought I'd warn others as they seem to be flowering well at the moment.
Thankfully I was already booked to be moving to a new client (I'm an IT consultant and always work out on client sites for a few months at a time) as of Monday since they are surrounding every building where I have been working this week and as such i have not made it to the end of a working day this week... so I won't be heading into the danger zone anymore!
So my advise of the week is:
Watch out for flowering privets!!!