Back in Sydney, and I’m ill…

Hello from Sydney! I have flown down to visit my mum and sister that have travelled all the way from the UK to visit me. I am so happy to see them again, the first time in over a year, however one thing has frustrated me on this trip.

I have the flu.


At least it feels like the flu. My head is pounding, I’m breathless, I can hardly breathe in without the urge to cough fifty times and pretty weak. The most frustrating thing is that this never happens to me, annoyingly it has held off until my family got here. Perfect timing.

But with that, I have tried to get out and do things with them. We have been in Sydney since the 2nd, and today was the first time I had to leave them to do their own thing and get a taxi home. They have headed to Watsons Bay, I went to Bondi Beach with them (in the rain) and had to call it a day around midday. They love to shop, I don’t, so it isn’t all bad. I’ve escaped that. Until now the weather has been great too, we had a great walk around the Chinese Garden of Friendship yesterday and Darling Harbour, as well as getting the ferry to Circular Quay and up to Taronga Zoo.


Precious family time well spent.

But as always, through every negative there is room for positives. For me, nothing makes me feel more ill than doing nothing and just sitting there, existing in this present moment of crappy-ness. Keeping busy and productive helps, and being stuck indoors gives me opportunity to blog and write. It is cold and rainy outside and I have no energy to be doing anything? There is no better time for me to open my laptop. The hot whiskey in the picture above helped as well I must admit.

In fact, I feel a lot better after the hot drink. Hopefully this won’t last too much longer and I can fully enjoy the trip whilst they are here. I will be here for a few more days, so lets see what it brings!


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36 thoughts on “Back in Sydney, and I’m ill…”

  1. Yeah, hot whiskey, hot bath or shower, echinacea tincture, & a good sweat.

    I love Asian style gardens… peaceful! We have the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Gardens here in Vancouver & it is a beautiful place. They have lots of online photos.

    Hi Sam’s mum, & sister.

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    1. It is going away thankfully so that is good. I haven’t let it spoil the trip so far, had a good day out today and coming back for a siesta to get my energy back the last couple days means I haven’t wasted the evenings either 🙂

      Thanks for your kind words !

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  2. Hello Sam, so glad you made it safely back to Sydney. Pray you are feeling better and getting rest and plenty of fluids. Definitely wash your hands a lot. I enjoyed your beautifully written post.
    InHisCare 🙏

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, I am one to wash my hands plenty (my OCD side keeps me straight) so that won’t be an issue! I appreciate the feedback regarding the post too.

      Take care 🙂

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  3. I love the Chinese Garden of Friendship! It’s one of my favourite places in Sydney – when I’m in there, it doesn’t even feel like I’m in a city anymore. Get well soon! – Laura

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    1. I know what you mean, it is like a quiet oasis a million miles from a city. I should have spent more time there with the way I have been feeling!

      And thank you, feeling much better today 🙂


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