There’s nothing like a horrible cold to dispel any lingering notions about this whole adventure being a dream come true. Although I took a flu jab before I left Australia, it doesn’t offer much protection against the normal cold virus. A scratchy throat, soon became a sore throat, then a chesty cough and finally a runny nose and hoarse voice. I was so glad to have bought a packet of tissues the day I arrived. Having a little illness was also a good reason to visit la pharmacie and have a little chat about which throat lozenges would be the most soothing. I’m glad to say the cold passed quickly and I’m feeling 100% apart from a slightly runny nose due to the cold. Thank you immune system for your kind cooperation!