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It was great to have both my friend Pia and NSC here at the same time. Pia’s flight from Zurich was delayed by 3 hours 20 minutes and she finally arrived about 7 pm. NSC came up from his workplace in the south of Portugal by bus and arrived about 9:15 pm. A Nepalese dinner was waiting and a bottle of great Portuguese ice cold sparkling wine. We ate late, about 10:30 pm, after lots of chat and laughter.
Yesterday I suddenly became ill. I had all the usual flu symptoms but now I’ve realised that it wasn’t flu because I’m already on the mend after just 24 hours. My skin was burning and my whole body was hurting. I was sweating for many hours and just wanted to sleep all the time yesterday. I’ve been checking for the most likely sickness on the internet and it seems like I had sunstroke or heat exhaustion with dehydration. Anyway I’m still not recovered but I’m far better than yesterday and actually feel like eating today. Over the past week I know I’ve been pushing my body to its limit in these high temperatures. Climbing up and down these hills in 30c to 36c is sure no fun and at home there is no airconditioning to cool off. I just have to use my table fan to try to keep cool.
About an hour ago I saw NSC take a large red fish from the freezer so it’s defrosting now and I think he will make fish & chips with salad for lunch today. Red fish is my favourite and I LOVE fish & chips so lunch is going to be great today I think.
Well I want to go back to bed now because I am getting sweaty again, sitting here. Tomorrow I hope I will be back to normal because I need to go out to several places.