Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Apologies for no show

Apologies for the lack of content!  Have been sick with a cold/flu, haven't been able to shake it for the best part of a month now, 2 days off work in the last week is most unlike me, but I think I've just about broken in now and on the mend.
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Will have a bit to catch up on and looking forward to checking through all the blogs I follow and those who follow/comment here!

Till next time,

Friday, August 26, 2011

The burn - hurts so good!

Since returning from our honeymoon 2 weeks ago I have been trying to fight off a cold/flu/whatever.  Well this week it's just about won the battle, I've felt uber-ordinary, and even had a day off work!!

Nights have been a battle to breath, and a very attractive look for my lovely new hubby, with me 'sleeping' with a tissue wedged up ease nostril to stop the constant running, whilst coughing my lungs out and sneezing.  I did offer to sleep in the other bedroom, but lovely hubby won't allow it (yay he's soooo sweet)!

I grew up on Vicks, we had it rubbed on our chests as kids, my grand-mother used to put some in a bowl of boiled water, and lower our heads down over the bowl with a tea towel over us, to help clear up a cold.
So when the constant sniffles/blocked nose/head, coughing etc persisted, I went to the Vicks, only to realise our jar, which I've probably had for the best part of 10 years, was about empty!

So I headed to the stupormarket and bought a new jar and an inhaler.

This is the burn bit.

I consistently stick the inhaler too far up my nose, and sniff it way too hard, thinking it's not working, only to have the hairs in my nose just about singed off, and my eyes watering from the 'vicks burn'. I know that if I stop doing it, it won't hurt, but for some bizarre reason, I continue to do it, and continue to burn the bejesus out of my snozz. In my cold ridden brain I justify the pain, by enjoying the maybe 20 seconds of clear nosedness (new word?) that follows my monster inhales!
Hopefully this cold will be gone soon, and I can stop the singeing burn that is oh so good, for a few seconds anyway!

Till next time,

PS - Married life is the best!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Back to work - not so yay!

Well today makes it a week since 1st day back at work, following our wedding and honeymoon, and man oh man it's been a hard slog!

Our honeymoon was so amazing, it was a massive jolt back to reality when I had to man the 7pm - 2am foalwatch shift on Saturday night, I had a flashback when I was handmilking the mare (foal wouldn't suck from both teets, so I had to milk one of her teets every 20 mins!), that 7 days ago we had been having dinner on our island paradise, throwing leftovers to the hundreds of fish swimming under the deck of the restaurant, while sipping Mojito's!

I'm sure it's just the usual post holiday blues, but gees louise, they are as blue as blue can get!
Erakor Island, Vanuatu - aka Paradise!!  Our villa was at the top right corner
Till next time,

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Howdy everyone!

Just a quick update to let everyone know we're still in the land of the living!  We just returned from an amazing honeymoon in Vanuatu, will be back to 'normal blogging' soon!  Bare with me  :)


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