Note to self: do not climb on a fence whilst holding hedge-trimming loppers in one hand and grabbing onto an old hedge with another hand.
Because one: it will hurt and things will bleed when the hedge gives way and then loppers get in the way of falling down.
Two: eating will be painful for a while. (As in, I have a decent bruise on the inside of my mouth.)
Actually, given how much it hurt I am impressed the damage isn't more, because whilst I was standing on the lawn next to the hedge, pressing a hand against my mouth and seeing blood collect on my gloves, I thought I would end up looking like I have an abusive husband at home.
But no. All I have is damage inside my mouth, so unless I smile it's hard to see there's even anything there.
Except I - I know it's there. It hurts.
So, please, Maria, next time please do not climb on a fence whilst holding hedge-trimming loppers in one hand and grabbing onto an old hedge with another.