I have been trying so hard to avoid the latest virus that is doing the rounds, but over the course of last week, my throat started to feel just the slightest bit tight when I swallowed. By Saturday evening, I felt properly poorly...my throat hurt so much it made my ears ache and head ache, and I had a temperature. I got up in the night and fainted...happily my lovely husband came and picked me up, but I don't know how much I like that when he is woken up at 1am by a mysterious bang, his first thought isn't 'burglars' but 'wife'!
I went into work yesterday morning, and came home again at lunchtime, and here I am again to stay. Before I left work, I looked up my sick record and saw the last time I was off sick was in 2010....so I don't feel too guilty. The pity of it is that I don't feel well enough to enjoy being at home, but I am hoping with a few days rest I will start to feel more myself again. At the moment I am at that vexing point where I can't smell or taste...but the good side to that is while I didn't smell my toast burning this morning, I couldn't taste it either!
I have lots to post about soon...I am making painted Easter eggs as gifts this year, had an exciting adventure on Saturday, and have plans for my birthday on Friday which involve taking tea at Brown's hotel in London!
Until then, I hope you all in good health and avoid the illnesses going around. If you do succumb, then I have found cooled chamomile tea with a teaspoon of honey stirred into it offers at least temporary relief from a scratchy throat!