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June 1, 2008

Tropical Bugs and Monsoons

Most of May involved either or both of us being sick with one bug or another. Faye seems to have developed the knack of bringing something nasty back from work and passing it onto me, causing us both to be bed-bound and in pain for the following week.

This week it's been a quite nasty stomach bug (I deny that my cooking had anything to do with it) - prior to that it was a strange, tropical flu-like virus - but both seem to have been sweeping across Colombo, hitting lots of people we know.

In the last few days, however, the south-west monsoon seems to have begun, bringing lots of rain but finally cooling things down from the highs of April and May (often the hottest months in Sri Lanka). Hopefully, the cooler temperatures will cut down on a lot of the bugs going around - though it's been raining ferociously all day long and it looks more like a grey day in Scotland than Sri Lanka outside.