Monday, October 28, 2013

How to Survive a Cold*: Margot Ana's Superficial Guide to Losing the Sniffles

*Not medically proven, however, on the off chance that it miraculously cures you, I own all rights to this medical breakthrough 

I am going to call out the person who decided that colds and flus were stereotypically Winter bandits. In Australia at the moment, we're in the middle of Spring (except some days it feels more like a fusion of extreme weather). It was scorching hot a few days ago, and now, the wind is howling, knocking over things and kicking down doors. So naturally I developed a sore throat which then progressed into a cold and could now possibly be a mild form of the plague. Yes, those scientists who said the days of the Black Plague were over, are actually lying to us (and according to Tony Abbott, they're deceiving us about climate change too, those bastards). 

So I thought what a great time to take advantage of my poor condition to write a blog post and let you know what I like to do to ease the slight discomfort of a cold. 

Step 1: Lay out all your essentials on a hardwood floor (it's looks kind of cool if you do it) 

No but in all seriousness, the things that give me the greatest pleasure when I'm sick are woolly socks and sweaters, a simple book (you have a cold, therefore are temporarily disabled) and some aloe vera tissues (Amen to that). 



Got to love Holly Golightly 

And of course, who can forget boiling water mixed with honey and lemon? This honey is actually the one I bought back in August on our roadtrip to the Blue Mountains. It is very safe to say, this is some of the best honey I have ever had the pleasure to taste. Then all you really need to do is cut thin slices of lemon and add a hearty amount of honey to boiling water, and there you have it: the ultimate guide to losing the sniffles.

If you're interested in learning more about the orchard where I bought the honey, click here. 


(All photographs are copyrighted to Margot Alais)

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