It’s cold, and no doubt it’s going to get colder. Some of my colleagues are currently enjoying temperatures of -35°C, and will no doubt pick up the odd cold along the way. With this in mind I thought that I’d post my favourite cold remedy, courtesy of an old mailing list:
* 1 Lemsip max strength sachet or similar, lemon recommended
* 1 soluable vitamin C tablet, lemon flavour preferable, orange at a pinch. Go for 1000mg Vitamin C, or the 500m Vitamin C/Zing tablets if you can find them
* 1/2 Lemon
* Hot water
* Honey to taste
# Empty the sachet into a mug
# Add soluable tablet
# Squeeze half a lemon in
# Pour in hot (not boiling) water. Cue massive frothing – stand well back!
# Add honey to sweeten
Drink fast – it’s got a kick, but won’t be pleasant!