It’s probably something I should have done before now but the time has come to get myself round to the doctors’ surgery for a course of injections. Now I have an absolute dislike of needles, to the extent that I can’t even watch someone having an injection on the TV. However, this dislike of needles will have to be overcome and all because of a little black tick. Called Zecken in German, they can be found in long grass and woods. Their bite can bring with it Lymes Disease and also lead to Meningitis. Billboard posters are full of adverts warning of the problem and urging people to get vaccinated. So with gritted teeth appointments will need to be made and kept.