Friday, 22 July 2011

Thursday, 21 July 2011


I  currently have about a dozen polka dots. Giant ones. Covering my back, stomach and shoulders.

Is it a rash? A rare disease? Has lime been beating me?! No. I have been 'cupped'.  (please note - no relation to bring cupcaked). 

Can you remember a few years ago when Gwynny Paltrow turned up to some red carpet shindig with similar polka dots peeking out from her dress and made international news? Well same thing. I also had a few acupuncture pins stuck in to me. Which between my memories of a film Michael Keaton once did, the trailer for the latest addition to the Final Destination franchise, and my own fear of needles I was rather apprehentious about. 

Surprisingly although they look like perfect round bruises they don't feel sore at all. Unfortunately the 'spooning' and the 'pinch therapy' were not so gentle and I have some freaky bruises from them!! Who decided rubbing a spoon up and down someone back was good?!   Strange people. The cupping was relaxing though at least. 

And the end result of my cupping, spoon violation of a pin pricked appointment... I have a damp spleen. Of course. My spleen is soggy. And my lungs aren't removing the dampness. Silly lungs. Surely I should have known this?! 

But just in case any of you with odd ailments are reading this - pop along to a Traditional Chinese Medicine clinic today and get your polka dot pattern. I may jest. But there's some sense behind their oddness... Or just go for the pure curiosity of alternative treatments.  

I'm warned the bruises will last a week.... Good job it's a rugged up winter here in Melbourne! 

Sent from my iPhone

Saturday, 9 July 2011


so last week i was trying to e-mail my tax return stuff from my iphone inbox to my work email and accidentally selected my blog e-mail.


in true internet form the blogger website has now barred my email address linked to my iphone and therefore halting my usual format of blogging. bah humbug.

I endeavour to get that fixed at some point soon. in the meantime my apologies for the confusement that my tax return may bring.

If any of you also have iphones i'm sure you feel my constant pain in it's eternal need to change your spelling . Not to mention it trying to be proactive in filling in online forms with stuff you don't want.

God bless the iphone. Damned if you do, damned if you don't have one.

Happy weekend!