Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Chicken soup






I have been suffering from the after-effects of antibiotics for a dental problem.  Shall we just say that I don't need any fibre in my diet?

Leaving the pharmacy with a carrier-bag of pills and potions (SO French!) I thought instead of yet another paracetemol for my dehydration headache, I would try some chicken soup.  Now I am not Jewish, but worked with someone who is and swore by his mother's receipe for chicken soup and its curative effects for not only emotional problems, but also headache/tummy ailments.

Well, not only was it delicious, but wow!  I  really do feel better - headache gone and stomach settled.  Of course, I am eating pro-biotic yohurt like it was going out of fashion, but I will definitely make the soup - more like a broth - again.

In the meantime, I guess I had also better start the course of official treatments, but incidentally, one of the pills is, yes you've guessed it, yet another antibiotic to kill the bad bacteria, which are now running rampant because of the antibiotic which killed off the good bacteria.  And one of the contra-indications is the possibility of diarrhea...so here we go again....

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Bi-annual roof repair






Well, we have been busy this week - the roof has had its bi-annual repair which entails OH and a couple of good friends lugging buckets of cement up to the roof via the loft ladder and out through the roof window.  It took a couple of days to replace one spine and re-do the chimneys, removing the old split and crumbling chimney pots, and capping with more modern slab-on-bricks.

It did mean two lunches and two evenings meals for the helpers, but it was fun and last night, much wine was consumed to wet the work - hoping that the wet won't work its way down onto our bedroom ceiling again! (sorry about the pun!?!)



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