Oh my goodness, I'm delighted to have got a reply, especially finding out other people have the same problem (in the nicest possible way lol!)
I also scratch at my legs in my sleep, meaning they don't heal up well.....in fact at times they get worse.
We went abroad at Easter and met a lovely couple and I remember standing next to the lady while she was on her sun lounger, and she looked at my legs and asked if I'd been bitten by mosquitoes!
I would love to get away with only shaving twice a week in summer but unfortunately my skin is pale and my hair is dark.....but I'll definitely try shaving in the same direction of the regrowth!
Im not sure what peoples opinions are of the whole garter removal thing, but I find the idea of it quite funny and wouldn't mind too much.....but I'd just die if OH hitched up my dress to reveal horrible scarred legs!
Thanks again everyone for the replies......I'll definitely try all the suggestions mentioned and keep you posted how I get on! xx