Think I could have posted this thread in numerous categories!! We had a gardner in yesterday to start to clear our 'jungle-like' garden and he lit the rubbish at around 4pm. (This isn't about the wrongs and rights of a garden fire BTW). Anyway I was already a bit stressed out at the smoke billowing around towards next door, but we had been over to warn them this was happening. Anyway, Mr next door came round moaning and I did politely point out to him that this is the first ever bit of disruptive work my husband and I had done around the house in almost 20 years and yet every weekend we tolerate his drilling and mini digger work (he's a builder) and past fires he's had without a single grumble. Anyway the upshot of all of this was my blood sugars shot up to 17 and 0.8 ketones. I couldn't eat a thing for tea because I was so upset/stressed and felling sick. It just goes to show how rubbish I am at dealing with any confrontation and how helpless we are in terms of blood sugars to try and control these stressful events. I went to bed with that horrible sicky feeling in my stomach and, as I write this today, I'm hoping for a calm uneventful day.