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Tea and sympathy

April 30, 2013

Everyone has their achilles heel – and mine is my throat. Yes, it’s an odd image, but somewhat appropriate for a gal who has been known to put her foot in it…. Anyhoo, I’ve got a horrible, horrible sore throat. I had plans to show you my latest crochet project (it’s not going very well, I need your help and advice) and muse on about life in general, the way I do. But actually, all I want to do is drink ten thousand cups of tea to put out the fire in my throat. And lie down. So off I go. But don’t worry, I’ll be back in a day or two with a stonking cold. That’s my other achilles heel. Everyone has two heels, right? In my case, one heel leads to the other. Sigh.

This is how the inside of my throat feels. Ouchy ouch ouch

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  • Potty Mummy April 30, 2013 at 11:37 am

    OK – I have NOT tried this myself, but only because the advice was given to me after I recovered from recent sore throat (typical. A friend suggested gargling with a mix of salt AND bicarbonate of soda (approx 1/2 teaspoon of each in a coffee mug of hot water) – so far, so ordinary, I know – and then (and this, I think, is probably the genius bit) swallowing a teaspoon of condensed milk. The condensed milk soothes and coats the inside the of your throat – and of course, if you have a sweet tooth, tastes delicious. (Actually, I think that one teaspoon may not be quite enough…)

  • Dulwich Divorcee May 2, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Hmmm, sounds …. interesting. Just one problem – I can’t gargle. I can’t whistle, either, or skim stones across ponds or make the sound of an owl hooting with a piece of grass. I think I would be quite an unexciting act at a fairground. Typical, I do agree, that your friend gave you the cure after you’d recovered. ‘Twas ever thus x

  • Addy May 2, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Get well soon!!!

  • Naomi Richards May 3, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Hope you feel better soon Alice. Mine also is my throat. I get dreadful tonsillitis every few months.