Blooming 'eck them mornings are cold. 8 degrees and very chilly. Once that sun comes out the warmth is loverrrly but what to wear first thing???? Long trousers and jumpers only to find one is too hot and have to change into T shirts and shorts. Things will improve....or so the Aussie weather girl said, so fingers crossed.
Didn't go out that day as Lizzie (eldest niece and bride to be) as well as Jenny (youngest niece and bride to be next March) turned up for a family get together. Our first BBQ in Aussie and very nice it was too. Cooked by Big Brother there was steak, snags (sausages) and kebabs all washed down by copious amounts of wine.
|Andre and Sally's pad|
|L to R Jenny (youngest niece) and her fiancé Mat, Ian, Andre, Lizzie (oldest niece getting married on Saturday) and Sally|
Paralysis ticks, Ixodes holocyclus, are found in bush areas that are inhabited by bandicoots, the ticks’ usual host. Ticks commonly reach suburban yards by hitching a ride on native wildlife, or on your pet after a walk in the bush. The parasite bites your dog, burying its head under the skin to feed on blood and inject a neurotoxin. As the poison is absorbed it causes paralysis, as well as affecting the major organs and can cause death if not treated quickly.
Foregoing the rest of our tour round the park it was straight to the vets who confirmed my brothers worst fears. Poor Neddy. He had to be admitted and a antidote given by cannula over a number of hours. Expecting the worse it was such a relief by us all to get the phone call to come and collect him. Not out of the woods yet but now have high hopes of a speedy recovery. If I hadn't found it well.....the outcome may not have been a good one.
It was a shame not to have seen more of the Olympic park but hopefully when we come back from our 6 weeks tour around the southern part of Australia, we will be able to visit again.
|One of the stadiums|
|Every one of those posts have the name of athletes and park volunteers|
|The Olympic logo|
|Olympic Cauldron now and...|
|Taken from the web|
At the park,
|Ibis with tags|