No, I don’t know which variety of virus it was – they’ve stopped routine testing for H1N1 – I did go to the medical centre on Wednesday, when I knew I was coming down with whatever, because I needed a certificate for work (why wait until you really feel like crap, I say), but I wasn’t sick enough for them to be interested in doing one.
Thankfully, after 3 days of feeling awful (cough, fever, aches, the works), swallowing cold & flu tablets & taking temperatures and sleeping lots, in between mainlining TV (repeat viewings of Ultraviolet & Apparitions, plus Heroes and CoE – the last left until yesterday afternoon when my brain was functioning again), I’m feeling heaps better. If only my stomach & rib muscles would stop aching!
Anyway, this here is a postponed post – I was working on it before the lurgy hit:
Venue: Linnwood, a late 19th century house in south-west Sydney with a very enthusiastic “Friends of” committee that organizes open days several times a year. We got talked into doing a free display *g*.
The house itself is a little on the dilapidated side. We set up on the outside veranda:
After lunch, the drill display. There was marching;
and manoeuvring of pike (wow – we’re actually in step for once!);
posing in armour, with our long pointy sticks;
while the musketeers showed off their stuff;
It was a nice outing, not too far from home, the weather was good & the locals were friendly. Alas, I realised when I dragged my kit out that it’s showing an awful amount of wear & tear & rust. I was going to clean it this weekend – oh, well, maybe next week.
Hope everyone at Close Quarters is having a great time :)
P.S. the All Blacks won the first Bledisloe match. \o/
P.P.S Yahoo mail is playing up – grrr! So if you’ve sent me anything in the last few hours, I haven’t got it yet.