Sunday, September 9, 2007

Getting Better All the Time

Thanks to those of you who left get well messages for us. We seem to be improving. After spending nearly two days comatose in bed, V. was up and about today with a smile on her face. Will was doing better this morning, but started to decline late in the day. I may have to stay at home tomorrow if he's not well enough to attend daycare. I am limping along with a sore throat, but seem to have missed the worst part of this cold/flu that was experienced by the rest of my little family.

An American colleague here in Brisbane sent me the following link--it's an American imported food store in Melbourne that sells all sorts of goodies via the internet to us Yanks far from home. For those of you reading this back in the States, look at the site and check out the prices. Even with the exchange rate, I don't think you will look at your cheap jar of Jif extra crunchy peanut butter the same way again (and there really is no Aussie substitute for it). For those of you considering a move to the land of the vegemite sandwich, there's a much more complete website that offers all sorts of support for American Ex-pats in Oz...check out TerritorianTori's Yanks Down Under.

5 comments:

Tors said...

Hey, glad you guys are feeling better (and thanks for the linkage *g*)!

Mooselet said...

I have a friend who will call me when she goes to Melbourne to ask if I want anything from that shop. I order it and pay for it and she collects it for me - now that's a mate!

Glad you're up and about.

Kwirkie said...

Glad you guysa re feeling up to snuff again. I looked at the site but for American foods, but I think at $10 a jar of grape jelly, I will have to find a substitute.

Danielle said...

Do you know about Chocolate Boulevard in the Myer Centre? I don't recall them having peanut butter, but it's where I go to get my $3 cans of Dr. Pepper. (They also have Cherry Coke and real Root Beer.) They also have an assortment of American candies and a few Betty Crocker items. Oh, and Nestle's Semisweet chocolate chips. All of which will cost you an arm and a leg, but at least you won't have to pay shipping on top of that. :)

The Prof said...

Thanks for the good wishes, tors.

And I'm glad that the place is legit, mooselet!

You had better bring a few jars of grape jelly with you to Perth, kwirkie!

And, thanks for the tip, Danielle. It's nice to know that I'm not too far away from such goodies if I'm feeling weak...