As sexy as a wet fish…

Like a weak and pathetic handshake… Couldn’t be further from the epitome of Lara Croft – you’ve guessed it I’m talking about goggles!

Just to tease you, the makers of the cheapest goggles design them to look not dissimilar to a scuba diving mask – how cruel!  Reminding you how you could be floating in idyllic, tropical waters surrounded by shoals of fluorescent, darting fish…

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…instead reality kicks in and you’re back to slumming it with DIY, humph!

I know which of these you’re rather wear:

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Sure you remember, goggles are 1 of the 5 essentials that I recommend before starting DIY – I’ve touched on 3 before (eyewear already, this is just a gentle reminder, you’ll discover why shortly), wearing old clothes and a face mask.  Any ideas for the final 2?

Do check out my previous review of eyewear here…

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I’ve been good as gold wearing my snazzy fluorescent orange goggles (I practice what I preach) until I had one tiny slip up a couple of weeks back.  Quite simply I was admiring my new brick walls (more on those later) and a fleck of something from the ceiling popped inside my eye – just like that.

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It hurt – a lot.  I wasn’t sure if I had something in my eye or I’d scratched the cornea.  Avidly I washed my eye with alot of water in the shower, blinked alot, washed my eye again and it was still very sore – all day I kept repeating.  Not sure at this point if from the original injury or the washing.

Moorfields Eye hospital is world-wide renowned, but I really didn’t want to pay it a visit if possible.

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Phew!  Fortunately the next day whilst I had one red eye (must to the amusement of my work mates) and one normal one, it started to calm… so it must have just been a scratch.

But it shook me.

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Guess this is a gentle reminder to wear your goggles however un-sexy the make you feel – even one fleck of dust in the eye just isn’t worth it.

 

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