Tea And Sympathy Please




I am feeling rather sorry for myself having contracted the dreaded lurgy which has robbed me of my voice - not necessarily a bad thing, or so say various friends and relatives.

So I have been staying indoors and pampering myself.  I have to pamper myself as I work from home and there is no one else to dispense tea and sympathy along with the paracetamol. Not that I've taken any paracetamol. I never take cold or flu medicine as I believe that if you let the lurgy run its course without impediment, the sooner it disappears. I swear this is true. My colds usually last way under a week while the better half's seem to go on for ever. Well it feels like forever as he's such a bad patient. One sniffle and his usual jolly countenance disappears in a cloud of moaning, sniffing and sighing - and nose-blowing loud enough to wake the dead.

One downside is that everyone has been keeping their distance not wanting to catch my germs. I've only had the cat to talk to and, quite frankly she’s not a great conversationalist although her pained look when she’s hungry and her bowl is empty speaks volumes.

When he is ill the dearly beloved flops about like a marooned sturgeon but I have tried to keep busy to keep my mind off my not-wellness.

I have even been cooking a proper tea every evening. By "proper", I mean something vaguely hot. I'm not Nigella Lawson. Or even Fanny Cradock. Some of my American and younger friends had never heard of Fanny Cradock, one of the first television cooks, so I directed them to a YouTube video where she is wittering on about lubricating a dry bird (oo-er) - you can watch it below.  They’re now fans. Look at the state of that Christmas tree at the beginning and the way she refers to the turkey, native to America, as "the British national bird"! 

Anyway, my voice is getting back to normal now, thank you for asking. It’s still a bit husky which I thought sounded sexy. The dearly beloved, however, says I sound like a raddled 70-year-old emphysemic chain smoker.







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14 comments:

  1. you poor thing! Hoping you feel better soon! I agree that taking nothing usually makes colds go away quicker, that being said, my colds always last a minimum of a week..........my husband is the opposite, he doesn't take anything either but he NAPS (which I do not), his colds clear up much faster than mine!

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    1. I think it probably depends on the efficiency of your immune system!

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  2. If I tried cooking with full sleeves like Fanny is in the video they'd be a mess in two minutes.

    Hope you are feeling back to normal really soon. It sure didn't effect your sense of humor.

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    1. Fanny is so 1960s! Felt she had to dress "nice" to be on TV.

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  3. Ugh, you have my sympathies. Hope you are almost well now if not all together well. Keep smiling, it is the best medicine and has no side effects.

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    1. I've smiled my way right through my cold and have now emerged out the other end, still smiling!

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  4. I'm so sorry. Being sick sucks. I hope you feel 100% soon.

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  5. I've heard of Fanny Craddock but didn't watch the video ad I have my music playing.
    Hope the dreaded lurgy leaves you very soon.

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  6. Oh, thank you for sharing the Fanny Cradock video. I'd not heard of her, or that great word 'lurgy'. ~grin~ Hope you're fully well soon.

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    1. Fanny Cradock was a real British institution but, not surprisingly, not very well known in the rest of the world! I'm well now, thank you.

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