I've been off work the last few days with a cold. Usually I go in anyway, but I did that on Monday and couldn't concentrate, so I gave up and have spent the last couple of days feeling sorry for myself.
I read somewhere that doctors are increasingly googling their patient's symptoms to find out what's wrong with them. The National Health Service probably can't afford to buy them textbooks these days.
Anyway, I spent some time looking up "cold". I didn't get much useful information. I already know that the condition is incurable, though I was surprised to read that they don't think vitamin C is much use. It's true though, I drank orange juice, ate clementines and lemons, and OD'd on Lucozade without making a miraculous recovery.
I wondered if I might have a temperature. I've got one of those forehead thermometer things, and it told me that my temperature was 36, which is a little low for a fever, but not so low as to indicate death. Which was a relief.
Apart from a sore throat, sneezing, the kind of cough someone has who's been chain-smoking cigars, and a headache, I'm fine. I think I'll be well enough to go into work tomorrow.
Can you guess what this is?
Ever since Jean Knee did her famous horse-food post, I've been slowly working up an appetite for some muesli. I got some this afternoon. Mine isn't the teeth breaking variety, but I've just had a bowlful. I'm sure it'll help banish my cold.
On the back of the muesli packet is the following environmentally friendly message:
I'm amazed. I didn't know that they made double decker buses out of recycled cereal boxes. Isn't technology wonderful?
Who ever invented the cardboard bus, I bet they were influenced by watching Blue Peter as a child. This is a British Children's TV programme, which has been going for around 50 years. I don't know what it's like today, though apparently the lady below is or was one of the presenters:
Maybe I should start watching it again... It used to look more like this:
They had a craft bit where they showed you how to make amazing things out of ordinary household objects, especially washing-up-liquid bottles, glue, cereal boxes, etc. I bet they're not allowed to do that nowadays - we need to keep our cereal boxes so they can make them into buses...