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Sunday, 19 September 2004

Australia Personal Travel


If you’re wondering where the promised travel stories from Melbourne got to, you’ll have to wait a bit longer; other events overtook me.

Right after I got there, Anitra (still here) was bit by a spider (an ironic thing to happen to an Australian expat) and had to go to the emergency room, because all sorts of unpleasant things were happening. Since I was overseas and we don’t have any family nearby, it was a bit touch-and-go for a while, until our lovely friend Angie came over and helped out.

Meanwhile, in Melbourne, I got a cold, presumably from my nephew Brendan, but it developed into something much worse, with a fever and a nice helping of lethargy to boot. When I got home, it only became worse, so last night we went to the same emergency room as Anitra did last week, to find out that I have pneumonia. Lovely. As a bonus, Charlie is throwing up this morning, so he’s off to the weekend doctor as I type this.

Needless to say, this has all made it difficult to write entertaining travel blog entries. However, I was still able to see a lot of family and friends, and visit one of my favourite places in the world. I’ll work on the Opinionated Guide to Travel in Australia soon, but I need some rest first. In the meantime, a few tidbits:


Marc Goodner said:

Jesus! That all sucks! Hope Charlie is doing well (I assume you and Anitra are soldiering through).

The Peter Murphy blog is cool, but something tells me that’s not the Peter Murphy I’m thinking of.

Sunday, September 19 2004 at 11:23 AM

Paul Sumner Downey said:

Oh my giddy aunt - well they say all good things come in threes. Not exactly the R&R you’d have liked ahead of your Autumn spate of chairing, i guess. Hope you all get well soon!

Monday, September 20 2004 at 1:02 AM

inger said:

Sorry about the plague thing Mark…. Brendan promises not to breathe on you next time! Hope you are better soon (tim tams might help). xi

Wednesday, September 22 2004 at 2:19 AM

Geoff Halprin said:

That’ll teach you for not saying hello while you were here! :-)

Hope you are all doing much better. (Just found out from Luke that you’d been in town, and decided it was time to catch up on your blog.)

Thursday, October 21 2004 at 7:11 AM

Tony Belcher said:

BTW there is no “k” in Acland St…

Monday, October 25 2004 at 11:23 AM