I often see and hear jokes about ‘man flu,’ where men are deemed to be weak and pathetic at the slightest hint of a cold. I actually find the term quite demeaning – in my household, it’s totally the opposite – The Bloke will get up as normal and soldier on, whereas I will retreat to my bed, sniffling and feeling sorry for myself for several days until the worst of it has passed.
I haven’t been ill in a long time – I certainly can’t remember the last point where I had a severe cold, so when my sister arrived to stay last Monday night and quickly announced ‘I think I’m coming down with something,’ I didn’t really think anything of it. However, I was a bit worried on Wednesday when I started to feel a little off. I carried on, hoping it would go away, until Friday night when I ached all over, was full of a cold and had developed a nasty cough. Unfortunately, it hit at the worst possible time – I’m supposed to be running a half-marathon in a week’s time and I’ve got plenty of exciting things planned, and I didn’t want it to be spoiled.
It has pretty much ruined the last half-week of blogging, as every time I have attempted to write I have ended up with a huge headache. I’ve spent the majority of the time wrapped up in several fluffy blankets, dosing myself up with paracetamol and cough medicine, snoozing my way through several episodes of The Flash (which I’ll now have to watch again) and being cuddled by a sympathetic cat. So, now it has begun to clear slightly, I have a lot to catch up on. I’ve been to the 25th anniversary performance of the Birmingham Royal Ballet, I’ve been asked to test a sample of products by Organique in Birmingham and I’ve got a restaurant review, on top of updating everyone on my Pinterest progress, replying to comments and reading the hundreds of posts that I have missed both in my reader and through #SundayBlogShare.
Looking forward to catching up with you all! Hope you’re all doing well!
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