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!