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W2R3 - no flies on me!

Yay...completed week 2 with a walk/waddle yesterday evening. Flies must have found some other warm blooded creature to harass, as I'm pleased to report a fly free outing :) Planning to start week 3 tomorrow. Have a good weekend all.

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Some of the less vegan-tending c25k pilgrims must have gone before you along your route and eaten them all. Well done for reaching week 3.

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Great, can you make sure they do the same tomorrow for me :)

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Well done Debs !

Oh there were loads of midgies attacking me last night as I was walking home from work , little blighters ! :-)

Someone told me that Marmite repels mosquitoes , wonder if it works on flies too ?

Good Luck for Week 3 tomorrow, you are doing fab ! :-) xxx

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What...eating marmite or applying to skin? Sounds messy!

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Eating it I think , at least I hope so :-)

Wouldnt fancy slathering myself in Marmite . Well maybe , depends on who's asking ha ha :-D xxx

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Ha ha! Maybe it would look like fake tan :)

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Bugger. That'll teach me to read the whole post first. A smelly trip to the shower is in order. No flies though...

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Ha ha ! My mate Marmite :-) xxx

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Vinegar help with midges hitches. My husband go eaten alive and used it. For me it was like walking next to an open packet of salt and vinegar chips.

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Oil of citronella is supposed to be a good insect repellent - and it isn't quite as human repellent as vinegar! The Marmite thing is because of the Vitamin B 12 in it - it is supposed to change the way you smell, so you smell less tasty to the insects. Might be worth further investigation and possibly checking out Vit B pills which should have the same result, although I have read that a University of Wisconsin 2005 study concluded that this is just a myth. Shame - but Marmite still tastes great. When I was travelling some years back someone said that hanging a pair of stinking walking socks up in your tent was a mosquito repellent as they don't like the old sweat cheesy odour - I suspect if you hung these about your person to discourage mossies, you would get a personal best just from trying to escape the smell...

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Thanks for the tips, and love the name purple faced women :)

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