Sep 24, 2004

The Labyrinth that is my Brain


What's the one thing you DON'T want happening when you're having a perfectly lovely overseas trip?

That's right, getting sick.

I've come down with 'Labyrinthitis', an inner-ear infection apparently. It's making my head all spinny and woozy and dizzy. It's not fun, because it's making everyting very hard to do, so I'm a big slowcoach at the moment.

Luckily Greg's been taking wonderful care of me - Debbie and Julie even gave him their local GP's number so he was able to book me in for an appointment. The doctor was lovely - turns out she worked in Brisbane for a year back in the late 90s. It's a small world. Anyway, she's given me pills, I didn't have to pay for the doctor's appointment thanks to the NHS 'Temporary Resident' laws, so hopefully I'll feel better soon. We're supposed to be heading off to Edinburgh tomorrow so fingers crossed.

I'm sorry I haven't written much, but net access hasn't been forthcoming much. The Orkneys were quite fun. We spent Saturday night at the Muir of Ord, on the Black Isle, with Eoghann's parents. (Eoghann is Debbie's boyfriend). They fed us marvellously, including wild boar! They also lent me a fleece jumper, because me being me, I left my jacket in Glasgow, and the Orkneys are not somewhere you want to be in T-Shirts.

We drove up to the pleasantly named town of Scrabster on Sunday evening, had a few hours sleep, then caught the 6am ferry to Stromness, on the Orkney mainland. The ferry was horrid, I was so sea-sick. Luckily I didn't vomit!

The Orkneys were windy and chilly. The wind was so bad it actually blew Debbie's car door back on itself, busting it. For three days we had to pile out of the passenger door!

My credit's running out! We saw Skara Brae, Maes Howe, the TOmb of the Eages, the Ring of Brodgar, the Stones of Stenness and much more.

Will try to write again soon!


  1. Natz - just reading your diary and sorry to hear you are not the best - hope the ear problem clears up before you get on a plane. Fancy not taking your jacket to the islands! It was good of everyone to look out for you. Talk to you later. Love mum.

  2. eep! busted ear, busted door and fleeced!

    have fun in edinburgh.

    the fiend
    don't "trip" into too many laps

  3. Hey Girl is your partner in crime at B105...Christen! and wouldn't you know it...I am working! It is 5.08am and I am yawning away...but happy enough..

    love reading about all your do you remember the names of all the castles and would do my head in!

    Sounds like you're having a ball...except for the ear thing....hope it goes away soon..

    Hey I got a distinction in my uni exam the other week...I am so stoked!!!!!!

    Christen :)

  4. Buddy hope you got my e-mail re your ear infection-don't fly until you know it has cleared up. The differential air pressure can cause the eardrum to rupture and then you would not be able to take orders from Blogspot although I doubt you ever ever do! I see your Grandma even can work around the Blogger website. you will have to set up a "queenblogger" website some time soon.

    Enjoy the very few days you have left

    The old F...

  5. The lions fucking LOST :(

    ahh well.


  6. Hey Bubby!

    I'm having a hard time trying to find you 'shit'. There's lots of fcuk, but I don't think you'd like a lot of it, plus you've got heaps already. ;) Similar thing with Diesel.

    Von Dutch is pratically impossible to find - the only stuff I've seen is for girls!

    I'm going to look in Budapest, and then we have a day left in London this Saturday, so I'll try to buy up big on Oxford Street.

    Bugger about the Lions! I'm going to fly home and kick their arses!

    Love NAts

  7. buy up big! go for the monopoly! the green set was always my fav :)