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daily parcels * tied up in string *

daily musings of a vintage addict * I am totally obsessed with all things vintage * trying to keep up with my past...and sometimes ordinary everyday life

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Location: Katoomba, NSW, Australia

here I am in a little cottage that evokes the energies of my ancestral lands - a cottage on the moors of Cornwall, or on the cliff tops of Ireland or Scotland. It has a hearth. I am a hedge witch {of sorts}. I wear upcycled clothes, patchouli oil and Redback boots. I am a gypsy; an eccentric and a mystic [I often live with a foot in two worlds]. I serve my guests, tea from an old silver teapot. I love Vervain, yarrow, chamomile & mint. Star watcher and Moon gazer. story cloth weaver. keeper of family dreams and wishes. good friend and creator of life. herbal tea drinker and potion maker.

Plan ahead and dream of all the beautiful things that life has to offer

January 25, 2006

little ship of horrors

and here I have you all thinking that life on board is simply wonderful. Now don't get me wrong, it is. EXCEPT for sea-sickness, which struck me as soon as we sailed out of Sydney Heads. Sitting being served dinner on that first night, trying to be very elegant and worldly, I went green and started feeling very odd and clammy. So I raced to my stateroom ( oh they don't call them cabins on this ship!) and grabbed the ginger travel tablets and downed them with a glass of water - waited an hour or two and still felt absolutely dreadful. So Joe went and got some sea-sickness pills from the main desk. Which promptly put me to sleep. They did help but unfortunately I had to take them for the first two days, so I spent most of my time sleeping or in a dazed and confused kind of state. But I wasn't the only one who felt like this - walking on deck the next day, I saw many green people asleep on the deck chairs. Poor things. It is such an awful feeling, let me tell you.


Blogger Flossy said...

I used to get sea sick as a child - and car sick. It IS a horrible feeling. I am ok on boats now (I used to work on them - that soon cured me!), but I can't read in the car at all, and on long journeys, if I'm not driving, I can still get to feeling queasy. At least it was only the first couple of days Robyn, and not the whole journey!

9:20 am  
Blogger Alice said...

That has always been my biggest worry about going out on the water - would I get seasick? I know that it wouldn't take much to do it. If everything on the horizon keeps 'moving' and I can't find anything to focus on that stays still, then I've had it. I love riding on ferries, etc. on the rivers, eg. Parramatta and Brisbane Rivers, but putting me amongst the waves is another matter. Glad you recovered after a couple of days and were able to enjoy the rest of the trip.

11:26 am  
Blogger ~NanCourt~ said...

Ah, I suffered the same fate on my cruise a few years back. I took the pills, fought the drowsiness, and found out that eating actually helped. We are going on a cruise in April to Cozumel. I am looking forward to it but sure dread the seasickness. I know it will happen so just have to plan around it. Glad you had a good time, though, and are safely back home. We missed you.

3:40 pm  
Blogger Garden girl said...

had the smae thing happen to me on the cruise - first few days were spent being sick or feeling awful then went to sick bay got magic pills and they stopped the sickness was fine for the rest of the cruise....now little boats....oh the thought of those sends my tummy in a spin!!!

4:21 pm  
Blogger Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

Poor you! Motion sickness is horrible! My brother spent his entire honeymoon in bed, and not as it was planned, but with worshipping a porcelaine god!

6:43 pm  
Blogger Connie and Rob said...

Oh my...seasick. I forgot about that green feeling. Just thought with the ship being so big maybe you couldn't feel it as bad.

Good thing is was a long enough trip for you to get you sea legs as they say...I hope.


10:31 pm  
Blogger Dawn said...

You know....sea sickness did not occur to me when you talked about a cruise. (obviously - a cruise is not something I have experienced)
Poor dear..
LOL at Corey's brother story..

1:13 am  

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