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September 10, 2009


Filed under: fitter/happier — lexifab @ 4:10 pm

Spring has arrived, which means it’s time that the cold I spent all winter dodging successfully should take advantage of my complacency. Fi caught it first, and she’s been off work all week. I caught a less severe dose, thankfully, although it’s been bad enough that I have broken with normal tradition and actually consumed both cold/flu medication and throat lozenges. And gone to bed early most nights, to boot. What’s more, these habits have confounded all expectation and actually worked. Who knew?

One sad consequence is that it looks as though the dinner party Fi had organised for Saturday night may have to be postponed. It will depend on the guests’ risk tolerance with respect to viral exposure. Since the guests are all work colleagues, and a good dose of the flu amongst its managers could basically shut down the whole branch, a gathering at Plague Mansion should not be undertaken without all due consideration. But there will be five-spice duck, so there’s that to think about as well.

Either way, I must shop. Milk levels are critically low, and I’m going to need another coffee before I run a game tonight.

Update: Dinner party postponed as advertised. Fiona is still just as sick as she has been all week (and outraged that she should be so inconvenienced by a mere cold) and I’ve lost my voice as well this morning. I need to drink some of that honey and lemon gack.


  1. Chop an onion in 1/2 and sit it chopped side down in a saucer of honey overnight. Then throw away the onion and make the honey and lemon up as normal…onion has microbe killing chemicals

    Comment by jenny — September 14, 2009 @ 4:10 pm

  2. or you could eat the onion too I guess if you were inclined that way

    Comment by jenny — September 14, 2009 @ 4:11 pm

  3. How does onion-flavoured honey taste? I think I need an experienced perspective before I am willing to commit to a potentially horrible cuppa!

    Comment by Lexifab — September 14, 2009 @ 7:52 pm

  4. You can’t really taste it – especially if you use strong honey and plenty of lemon

    Comment by jenny — September 15, 2009 @ 8:49 am

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