It’s the time of year when germs start swarming and colleagues begin to drop like flies. Unfortunately I was also struck by the change of season cold virus, but unlike my peers I didn’t have the option to take the usual medicinal comforts.
I went to the chemist and practically begged a seemingly unsympathetic assistant for a huge tub of vapour rub and some Lemsip; he assured me that in my ‘condition’ bed rest and the occasional paracetamol was the only answer.
Determined to shake the virus, I turned to natural remedies and old wives tales.
Drinking grated ginger with lemon juice, honey and hot water combated the physical effects of the cold.
Sipping a good strong Chicken soup nourished the soul.