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I'm Back
7/14/2004 10:20:36 PM    [ Flag as Inappropriate ]

Retun to Brisbane

Well happy people I have returned from my Holiday, albeit a little under the weather.

On the way to Sydney, i was having a problem with my Arthritis, so I took a Celebrex Piankiller / anti-inflamatory tablet. Within 20 kilometres I was somewhat discomforted to find that I could not breath properly, my throat and Tongue had swollen , and I was having severe chest pain.

I managed to drive another 100 Kilomoteres to the nearest Hospital, where I collapsed. I found out later that I was suffering from an allergic reaction and had gone into shock. Antway after many injections and interventions i was brought back to life.

Someone must like me, I mean twice in two months, and to still be here must mean something.

Our stay in Sydney was Okay, a little longer that anticipated, but overall quite enjoyable. I have always regared Sydney as one big Restaurant come entertainment centre, and I made the most of both. My stay was made more enjoyable when our host opened a 120 year old bottle of Dram Buie, single malt Whiskey Liquour.

There have been many changes since I last lived there, new shopping centres, theatres, and many more Cafes and restaurants, many of which offering a cosmolitan atmosphere with dishes from around the world, at very reasonable prices.

For the first time in over 60 years, due to the seven year drought, Sydney is experiencing an invasion of wild life into the suburbs. It is becoming a comman experience for people to find Kangaroos, Wallabys, Wild Deer, and Water Fowl in their Pools and backyards, when they get up in the morning. The Roos are very territorial and have become a bit agressive over water and food. As a result there have been a few problems. For my part, if I were to see a nine foot Big Red kangaroo in my yard, I would aquiesce to his claim for a while.

The social changes were quite stark. Street crime has increased as with teenage gang warfare, mainly between Asian and Middle Eastern gangs. fighting over Drug Distribution rights,  The incidence of teenage parenthood has also increased. I saw many 13 and 14 year olds with babies or in the last stages of pregnancy. Schools have opened up Creches and Childcare centres, enabling young mothers to continue their education. This being a very positive step in the right direction. By instilling a sense of pride and self esteem in these kids, the hope is that they will become less dependent on Social Services, aspiring to a carreer based future. Already many of the young mothers who have gone through this scheme have graduated and procceeded to commence Degrees at Universities, where similar Child Care facilities are readily available.

The trip Home was good, this time I took three days to get home, stopping along the way at a tourist park at a town called Taree. The cabins were situated on the Manning River, where fishing produced quite sizable Cod.

We also stopped off at Grafton, staying with freinds we had met in the Chat boards of eBay. They are very nice people, and they went to great pains to see to our comfort.

I suppose one downside to the trip was that the reason we went was to visit my Daughter and grand child. However she was on here way to Queensland to see her mother. Oh well, maybe next time.

It is time for my nap so until next time, I will wish you well and say farewell for now, to you all.



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More Blogs by Robin A Spicer
• Hmmm... - Tuesday, October 28, 2008
• As Time Flows By - Friday, June 08, 2007
• The Struggle - Wednesday, March 21, 2007
• Iraq - Wednesday, February 14, 2007
• Separation - Monday, February 05, 2007
• Wednesday - Wednesday, March 30, 2005
• Monday - Monday, March 28, 2005
• Kids - Saturday, March 26, 2005
• Sorrow - Tuesday, January 04, 2005
• Vale Barticus - Wednesday, October 06, 2004
• Politics - Friday, September 24, 2004
• Holidays, Rock Spiders and Discrimination - Tuesday, September 21, 2004
• Pontifications - Friday, September 17, 2004
• Ela'n Vitale - Saturday, August 28, 2004
• Sunday - Sunday, August 15, 2004
• Party and Thoughts - Saturday, July 31, 2004
• Disjointed Thought - Tuesday, July 27, 2004
• Why are we Waiting? and other Pontifications. - Monday, July 26, 2004
• The Death of the Bard - Sunday, July 25, 2004
•  I'm Back - Wednesday, July 14, 2004  
• Got my Motor Runnin - Tuesday, June 22, 2004
• Shopping and Debate - Saturday, June 19, 2004
• Thusday and Shopping - Wednesday, June 16, 2004
• Ho Hum - Tuesday, June 15, 2004
• My Brain Hurts - Saturday, June 12, 2004
• Today - Tuesday, June 08, 2004
• Oops! I did it again - Sunday, June 06, 2004
• Chaos - Friday, June 04, 2004
• Pot Pouri - Tuesday, June 01, 2004
• Thursdays, Shopping hell, and Assorted Sundries - Thursday, May 27, 2004
• Babies? and Sundries - Wednesday, May 26, 2004
• Another day passes - Tuesday, May 25, 2004
• Yesterday, Tomorrow - Monday, May 24, 2004
• April one - Wednesday, March 31, 2004
• Membership and assorted thoughts - Wednesday, March 31, 2004
• 15th - Saturday, February 14, 2004
• Heat - Thursday, February 12, 2004
• Sorrow - Wednesday, January 28, 2004
• The Aftermath - Friday, January 02, 2004
• Holidays - Tuesday, December 30, 2003
• Chaos Reigns - Monday, December 01, 2003
• Getting Well - Thursday, November 06, 2003
• Network - Monday, October 20, 2003
• Life Goes on - Monday, October 13, 2003
• Today - Wednesday, September 10, 2003
• I'm Back - Sunday, September 07, 2003
• Peace at last - Monday, July 14, 2003
• Battle Stations! - Thursday, July 10, 2003
• Trip - Friday, July 04, 2003
• Goodnight - Thursday, July 03, 2003


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