Feeling All Blanket-ish

I hate feeling poorly. Hate hate hate it.

I spent Saturday with a bit of a headache and by Sunday this had evolved into a full-blown hide under a blanket on the sofa poorly head cold! I was just a groaning ball of symptoms, you name it I had it.

This is not ideal when they are things to be done and children to entertain. Not ideal at all. Usually I can manage, I pop a pill and just get on with it. As you Mums (and a few of you Dads) know it has to be done.                                                                                                               This time the pills weren’t touching it. I admitted defeat and bundled myself up for the day. MrG was on duty and did a good job of keeping the troupes inline – aside from us having to order pizza because of a lack of instant MrG friendly food in the fridge.

I found some herbal raspberry teabags in the cupboard which were <cough> only six months outside of their best before date so made myself a cuppa and added a big squeeze of honey to sooth my decidedly painful throat and some citrus to cut through the gross amount of mucus.

Nurse Moose

I snoozed for the best part of the day and in between naps, Moose did a very good job of playing nurse. He tucked my blanket in, gave me lots of hugs and brought me teddy bears and tissues as and when the need arose (it was a lot)

Admittedly I am still feeling rough today but I can’t sit on my hands any longer. Moose must go to preschool and I have work to do so I am dosed up and back to the daily grind. There is no doubt I will be off to bed early tonight but for now I will leave you with a few home remedies to try as recommended by some blog friends;

Always hot orange squash with a spoonful of manuka honey in it. That and vocalzone pastilles have seen me through many a performance with a horrendous cold! Maddy – The Speed Bump

Chicken noodle soup! I swear that stuff has magic powers when you’re sick… Kirsty – Life With Boys 

Hot water with honey & lemon juice! That, and sleep!! Sarah – Whimsical Mumblings

Hot Ribena! Fixes everything! Jon – The Money Shed

Manuka honey! Katie – Living Life Our Way

Rub vicks on your feet, socks on, works every time! Laura – Five Little Doves

A slice of potato on the inside of your socks To Reduce temperature whilst sleeping. It’s used commonly in Peru (we have friends there) and really does work Victoria – Mummy Times Two

Hot water, whisky and honey, if it doesn’t help get rid of the cold it helps me sleep through it
Kate – Modern Mum


Mummy & Moose


    • January 24, 2017 / 10:05 pm

      thanks lovely x

  1. January 25, 2017 / 9:13 am

    Wow – that potato comment is really random! Still, whatever works hey!

  2. January 25, 2017 / 9:21 am

    Oh wow they are some of these remedies which I have never heard of I must try them if I become poorly, Hope you are feeling a lot better now because nobody likes to be ill for too long

    Charlotte x

  3. January 25, 2017 / 9:23 am

    Oh bless you, I hope you’re feeling better soon xx

  4. January 25, 2017 / 9:46 am

    I hope you’re feeling better soon! My Mum always used to give us tomato soup when we were poorly 🙂 ox

  5. January 25, 2017 / 9:58 am

    Whenever I was poorly as a child, my mum would buy me a magazine to read in bed and a bottle of lucozade (only time I was ever allowed fizzy drinks). I do the same now I’m an adult – trashy mag and a bottle of pop!

  6. January 25, 2017 / 10:16 am

    I hope you’re feeling better soon! Thank you for including my comment, I actually did it last night as I can feel a cold coming on. Booooo to this weather! xx

  7. January 25, 2017 / 10:46 am

    Hot Ribena mmm. I hope you start to get on the mood soon, you’re right that being poorly with kids in tow is no fun.

  8. January 29, 2017 / 8:52 pm

    I tend to just sleep it off when I’m ill although that’s not as easy now with Erin!

  9. January 29, 2017 / 8:53 pm

    Hope you’re feeling better! Hot vimto is my absolute go to too.

  10. January 29, 2017 / 9:01 pm

    Oh no! Hope you’re feeling better? The potato trick is interesting haha, never heard of that. Always rely on viks x

  11. January 29, 2017 / 9:07 pm

    Oh no I hope you’re feeling brighter soon! Even us mummy’s have to admit defeat and have a duvet day once in a while xx

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