Wednesday, 14 March 2012

What Day Is It?

Oh dear I've lost a week!  Everything was going smoothly, I'd been getting on with things nicely and then, last Wednesday, my body put the brakes on!  Ouch, off to bed, painkillers, hot water bottle, fluids only etc etc, sorry for myself.  Anyway, by Sunday I was feeling well enough to enjoy some of that wonderful sunshine and DH and I had a very short walk and then a coffee in the garden, my recovery kickstarted.  I'm still being careful but have quite a backlog, some things will just have to be forgotten about for now.

In my last post I wrote about going to the bach.  I must apologise for people who don't know what a bach is.  The bach is a holiday home, mine is a wooden chalet. The term bach, pronounced batch, is used in North Island New Zealand, in South Island they call them cribs! It's interesting that as we embrace technology and reach worldwide audiences we need to take extra care to make sure we make ourselves clear.  Text messages and even emails are notorious for "being taken the wrong way" when compared with a face to face conversation or a telephone call, a lack of non-verbal communication.  Excessive use of exclamation marks doesn't make up for it!  I blithely ramble on and yet many people who read this blog (and thank you very much) are doing so in their second, or even third language, I need to take more care with the words and expressions I use but please ask if you don't understand something I write.

It is less than a month before I go to Japan, I'm hoping to share some thoughts about that soon. 


  1. I hope you are fully back to normal.

  2. I have been thinking of you off and on all week... hope you are back up and running in no time.
    Hugs and Blessings

  3. I'm glad you're improving Lis but do pace yourself well especially with Japan coming up (voice of experience speaking). Lovely that you were able to enjoy the sunshine at the weekend.

  4. So pleased you are feeling much better, Lis. You need to be on top form for that wonderful holiday.

    Down here on our travels around the South Island we haven't seen many of those baches (they tend to be on the coast or up in the hills) but interestingly enough most of the tiny places we visit from gold rush days all have their only gaol or lock-up. Things must have been very wild back them with claim jumpers and hard liquor!

  5. Wishing you well. There seems to be no reason sometimes as to the timing of attacks of unwellness. If there is anything you can do to prevent another down time while away on holiday you better do it. Hopefully that will be it foe a while and you can enjoy some good health to go on holiday to Japan .
    ( Baches in NZ are getting fewer and fewer as folk build great big houses at the beach instead. )

  6. Take care of your health. SO looking forward to your visit ... hopefully by then spring will have arrived too.

  7. Darling Lis, your English is a joy to read, the fact that you use words that I never heard before is only an occasion for me to enrich my vocabulary.
    Please do not stop and take care, our trip is so close.

  8. I tried to leave comment from my iPhone last night, but it didn't work! Sorry you weren't feeling your usual 110% :). Hope you feel better this weekend. Guess where I'm going? ZZ new premisses! Hugs Nat

  9. My family has a cabin, cottage, Holiday home in Norway, and there we call it a hytte, (pronounced to rhyme with foot-a). It was my grandmother's before WWII, and has been passed down to my cousin, but he allows us all to use it - my favourite place in the world!


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