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We have begun the task of making sure that our vaccinations are all up to date. Our first visit to the travel doctor resulted in multiple needle sticks including the first in the series of three rabies shots. The little ones are very keen to keep having the pink fluid injected into their arms and to hopefully avoid the beasts that decorate the walls of the doctor’s office (pictures above). The importance of washing hands, keeping hands out of ones mouth, wearing shoes, sleeping in clean beds and avoiding uncooked meat have all take on a bigger meaning. I hope you enjoy the photos – the breeding biology of bedbugs is particularly fascinating. Please ask if you are interested in knowing more.


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September 6, 2010 at 6:51 am

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Six weeks until long service leave starts, so the preparations have finally begun. We have actually booked somewhere to stay in Buenos Aires and we even have tickets to get there. After that, who knows.

Fortunately for me L recently cut out an infected sebaceous cyst (SC) from some poor punter. Therefore, my friendly back lump (SC2) needed to be taken away so that it would not become a problem while we are on the road. L took out my last one (SC1) but left it to our GP who did a sterling job while L chatted about old times and inspected the cuts, slices and dices plus the subcutaneous stitches. Unfortunately, I don’t have a photo to share but I have a sore back so had to stay home for the day. Number 1 came home with gastro, while Number 2 continues to prepare for his travels by working out new dance moves to Michael Jackson.

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August 6, 2010 at 9:30 am

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