On Countryfile this evening there was an item on the rise in the number of allergy sufferers in the UK – and they interviewed a specialist who said much of it can be put down to the fact that as children we are no longer exposed to so much dirt.  Absolutely!  A strike for common sense!  If your body is never exposed to dirt, how can it build up any immunity to anything?  I hope the manufacturers of all those bacteria-zapping hand cleaning products are taking note.  A bit of muck is good for you!  Get out there, get mucky, have fun, be healthy!  😉