Am driving everyone (housemates, friends, lovers, people at local cafe etc) barmy with my Thailand countdown. 18 sleeps to go people!!!! And of course that means 18 days til I get to hang out with my little sister whom I haven't seen since Xmas. Hurrahs all around.
Going to the tropics does mean I have to be inoculated however, and this morning I forked out $145 for the privilege of being jabbed in the arm. I hate jabs, I would almost rather have a pap smear (I said almost). Nurse (Jo, in early 40s, lovely) indulged me and gave me a jelly bean to stop my whining. She also said, while I was waiting out the prescribed time in the nurse's room post-jab, that 10 cigarettes a week was 'hardly something to worry about' but 'not to tell anyone' she said that.