I am wholly embracing whatever I can get my hands on that will a.keep me from getting a cold (warm clothes and vitamin C) and b.get rid of the cold when I haven't been good at keeping up with point a. While studying in Switzerland I was introduced to a hot "drink" that would help get rid of colds. It had a fake lemon flavour and was wholly disgusting, I could gag just thinking about it, but it might have worked. Then again, it might not have worked, who can really remember these things? All I know is that all us international students swore by it, like a life prolonging elixir we couldn't leave alone. Did the Swiss people drink it? I'm not sure, maybe they didn't get colds. This drink found it's match a couple of months ago with the UK equivalent, in both a blackberry and lemon flavour. It still tastes really, really bad, but people believe in these things and. A colleague of mine managed to gulp down one of the hot drinks and then proceeded to swallow a couple of cold and flu pills of the same brand. When she said she felt a little different, kind of drugged and then went on to say she felt a little bit high. Turns out they contain paracetamol and caffeine, and one should never have the pills at the same time as the hot drink. What did I learn from her story? They come in PILLS???? Why have I been drinking this disgusting cold and flu drink when I could have taken PILLS?!?! Now I am embracing this new discovery, which offer pills for day and night use (hoping the night ones might be sans caffeine though) and promise to get me fit and rid of my cold in no time at all. So I bought the pills. And we lived happily ever after.
I'm Christine and I currently live in London with my husband where I do my best to go to as many restaurants as possible, bake, DIY and occasionally let my hair down and go to a museum. x