kiwisue (kiwisue) wrote,

House of Flu

It’s all B’s fault, really. Or rather, the kids at the school he was teaching at during the last week of term. On the one hand, he didn’t get sick until after term ended, which is good because he’s casual & hasn’t had that much work over the last couple of months. On the other hand, he did get very sick & is still not over the cough, 9 days later. Also, he passed the bug on to me (thinking about it, even if I’d been able to afford CQ, this would have put the trip in the bin anyway, so I guess I should – what? Count my blessings? Or something).

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.
Tags: house&home, re-enactment
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