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  1. Martine
    January 22, 2011 @ 11:29 am

    Oh dear, poor you Ben! If I can dare to be positive, whilst you are under the influence of all those hot toddies; better to get a dose of something now whilst the ground is too cold and hard to grow flowers than later on in Spring. Wrap up, keep warm and nurture yourself (in the absence of the attentive staff) and hopefully you will soon be up to lifting that pen again. ;)

    • Ben
      January 22, 2011 @ 11:40 am

      Bless you Martine! The nasty lurgy is disappearing fast…I expect to be match fit by tomorrow. The ground can wait!

  2. Jan
    January 20, 2011 @ 9:33 pm

    You need a hat and a bottle of whisky. Put the hat on the bedpost and drink the whisky until you can see 4 hats. Watering it down with honey and lemon will make it more palatable(if , like me, you don’t like whisky). Alternatively, if you can still get Night nurse, one dose has the same effect!
    My daughter in law got flu last week-she was 39 weeks pregnant at the time and had to be admitted to hospital-it was total lock down, no visitors, masks and hand gel, segregation ward, the works. Luckily it wasn’t swine flu and she delivered a beautiful baby grandaughter this morning after an emergency C section. Count yourself lucky!

    • Ben
      January 20, 2011 @ 9:41 pm

      yeah whew!!! No babies for me this time!!!!
      Congratulations to Mother and baby…glad to hear all is well at Jan towers… x ;)

  3. Mo
    January 20, 2011 @ 8:46 am

    My dad’s remedy was to drink Whiskey until you can’t see your feet – he well knew the flaw of laying on the sofa whilst administering it ;)

    • Ben
      January 20, 2011 @ 5:08 pm

      …I’ve had a few and now I can see four feet…I’ve got a long way to go obviously…hic…hic…

  4. JW Blooms
    January 19, 2011 @ 11:20 pm

    Aw, are you being a brave little soldier? Banana custard, comic and a balloon should do it – cures all known ills (even man flu). Jx

    • Ben
      January 20, 2011 @ 5:43 am

      Banana custard truly is the food of the Gods…I might nip out now to the all night supermarket just to finagle some nanas… that may just give me enough energy to carry on…oh woe is me… x

  5. Ben
    January 19, 2011 @ 10:19 pm

    I think you may be right Doctor Norrington…I shall medicate forthwith…

  6. Belinda Norrington
    January 19, 2011 @ 10:15 pm

    Bless. Hot toddies are the only comfort.