On Friday I was just thinking, "oh no, my throat is a bit scratchy", only to wake up on Saturday morning unable to swallow properly. On reflection, I realise that this stressful episode in my life has been going on since October 2007 when we first started making reservations and organising things for coming home. Wow! Being that it is now the ides of March, this has been going on for 5 months! I can't believe I haven't been ill sooner since I've been feeling pretty run down and tired of it all for ages. So, I'm counting my blessings and hoping for a quick recovery. Panadol has been my friend so that I can swallow down some nutritious food, and I've tried the ol' Strepsils to soothe my throat, but I've never been into boiled sweets, so I haven't had many of them. Ginger and honey tea (...which I love, so it's really all just a big excuse for having ginger and honey in my tea!) and lots of sleep has been the best thing. Woe is me! But I have to say that it had tp get THIS bad before I stopped and had a couple of days in bed...at least I haven't got "manflu"! >>>
For various reasons I've lived in 5 countries and travelled in quite a few in between. As such, most of my life is about exploring new ideas, discovering wonderful things and people, and food!I live in New Zealand, one of the most beautiful places on the planet, but my spiritual home is in Asia. This blog is simply my general ramblings to entertain my good friends, family, and myself. I am always happy to receive comments.
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what I'm reading now
Eat, Pray, Love Elizabeth Gilbert
I'm partly reading this because I feel like I should for some reason and partly because she's coming to the Auckland Reader's and Writer's Festival, which I'm getting involved in this year. But, I have to say I'm having a hard time getting in to it. Some parts are good and some parts are excruciating. I don't think I was the target audience.
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness and compassion." -H.H. The Dalai Lama