I normally get a cold for Christmas every single year. In fact, I actually can't remember the last time I didn't have a cold for Christmas....Apart from the Christmas just gone. It is the first time I have managed to bumble through Christmas feeling well and healthy. However, I should have known it wouldn't have lasted! I have woken up today with a really bad cold.
Now a lot of people usually take hot drinks and asprins to shift a cold. I, myself found out a few years that a little shot of Whisky or a nip of Brandy actually has a much better effect. I'm not really much of a heavy drinker and especially not of spirits, however when I was first advised of this little tip, the first thing I did was go out and buy a hip flask. I then keep that by my side while I'm ill and take a little sip every three or four hours. It does really help!
Now I don't want you to get the wrong idea that I'm sitting here with a cold boozing through the day! Far from it. I'm just helping to keep these horrible symptoms at bay, although it's not helping with the sneezing!