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If you ask me what my very favourite thing is I would not hesitate to say my family. I came into motherhood quite late on, and was immediately overwhelmed with how amazing it is. Now I would like nothing more than to be a Domestic Goddess, and surround my family in love, good food, beautiful things and lots of happy memories. And like the majority of families these days, we need to do it on a budget!

I firmly believe we all have a little bit of the Domestic Goddess inside us, just waiting to break out. Whether that is knowing how to make a roast chicken feed a family of 4 for a week, being able to make, repair or recycle clothes, hunting down a bargain, or simply turning everyday, simple things into pretty or useful items, with a little bit of imagination we can all dip in to the Goddess inside and make our lives that little bit more interesting.

I hope you enjoy reading my blog as much as I enjoy sharing my (challenging) journey into Domestic Goddessness!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The old ones are the best.

There's a lot of snot around at the moment. The only one not stricken (yet) is Teaghan, but I'm sure that will come. We're all dosed up to the eyeballs with paracetamol and brufen, not a great state of affairs at all! And not one I particularly like, either. I might work with medicines but that doesn't mean I think they are always the best.

This morning I've introduced the Flop to lemon, honey and hot water in a bid to see off the awful hacking cough she has. It's not especially going down well (even though she pronounced it nice) but I'm sure with a little persuasion we will get there!* She is a great fan of 'honey medicine' already, a teaspoon of lovely sticky honey already.makes even the worst ills more bearable.

*for persuasion read chocolate buttons

For a refreshing vitamin c boosting, cold and cough busting drink without the drugs simply take a few squeezes of lemon juice and a teaspoon of honey and add hot water, note it should be hot and not boiling as the hotter the water the quicker it destroys the vitamin c.

That's the only thing I have to share this week (though if you'd come by later I would have told you about the loaf, the cheese bread, the Sourdough pancakes, the chocolate Herman cake and the chicken veg pasties that we spent the day making!)

I'm linking up with Wendy again for Handmade Monday, which has a new home now over on  Handmade Harbour so have a visit and see what everyone's been doing!

I'm off to spend the day catching up with my children and making and baking (as you already know!)

Til next time!


Wendy said...

Oh no - hope you are all feeling better really soon. Honey and lemon is the best! x

Sarah said...

I hope you all get well soon. It's definitely an unhealthy time of year. I never realised that you shouldn't use boiling water to make honey and lemon - thanks for the tip.


Just when you thought you had left coughs, colds and everything else behind, the weather changes and brings more germs with it. Hope you all get better soon. Have a good week and enjoy the baking. How was it going back to work?

Little Harriet said...

Aw I hope you all get well soon! I blame the weather!


Fiddly Fingers said...

Hope you all get better soon. We may have some better weather by then! Hope the baking goes well. Stuffing scrummy cakes will make you all feel better! :)

Helen said...

Thanks Jill Work was ok really. Just as expected, missed the girls terribly but aim to make up for it on my days off!

Caroline Nash said...

Hope you all get better soon, think this warm then rainy colder weather is to blame.

Pickle Lily said...

Hope you all feel a bit better by now and the sunshine has cheered you up!
Jo x

Nicki Tustin said...

honey and lemon is amazing, especially with some dark rum in, Im ill too, might have one myself