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'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Thursday, 4 October 2012


Flew in to Auckland from Adelaide late on Tuesday evening.  Got in to Tauranga on the bus late last night.
In retrospect, I think the young man who was sitting next to me on the plane wasn't just tired, despite saying barely two words to me, refusing all food and drink, and sleeping a large part of the journey.
I suspect he had a cold.
Because this morning I awoke feeling decidedly seedy with a sore throat, headache, runny nose etc.  Bass addother box of tissues add the Vicks Vabour Rub blease.     

Decidedly seedy.


  1. Take a big cup of tea with rum and i think you will feel better.

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  3. Ibe all oud of Vicks Vabour Rub just now bud the box of tissues is on its way.

  4. I will be delighted to apply the Vick's Vapour Rub and..(CENSORED BY BLOGGER CONTROL). Hope you're feeling better soon.

  5. Now, now boys and girls. Play nice.

    Feeling much better now.
    Normal service will be resumed soon.

  6. Some "expert" once told me that planes were perfect breeding grounds for all kinds of bugs - sorry!! Get well soon :)

  7. Hope you feel better soon Katherine - Dave

  8. I have heard that too Brian. Thank you for your wishes Brian and Dave. All better now!