Yes, it was my birthday last week, thank you very much for you birthday wishes, you know who you are….
I was off work for 12 days so I was really looking forward to chill, relax and catch up on things I never have time to do. But it was my birthday, so it had to suck a bit traditionally. As it happens, I wasn’t well all the time (and I am still not). Not psychologically, that’s settled ages ago and it’s not going anywhere.
I got some kind of a flew or cold and some organs of my body stopped functioning properly. It’s like my body knows I am busy so it has to function, as soon as I am on my ‘me’ time, every cell knows and thinks now it’s the the time to mess around a bit.
Normally I would self medicate myself with wine, but seriously, I wasn’t even able to do it.
So I started making a drink which was like an elixir. Maybe it’s all placebo effect, but I think it actually helped me. After all the ingredients I put into it have anti inflammatory properties. So there.
Turmeric and Ginger Drink:
2 cm fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
2 cm fresh turmeric, peeled and sliced
2 cups water
2 tbsp honey
juice of 1 lemon
- Put ginger, turmeric and water in a pot. I own a very fancy copper pot I got from my sister, not that I am bragging, so I use it for this. Looks cool, works perfectly and I feel very hip doing it. If you are not in a possession of a stylish sister or a fancy pot, sorry…And you are excused to use ordinary, ugly one.
- Heat it on the stove, lower the temperature when it starts boiling and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Add lemon juice and honey and enjoy.
I have to add, it wasn’t all misery and dread. I went to 2 concerts – one of Boyfriend’s former band reuniting for one night only – it was fantastic. I wrote all about them in a post with Pasta Aglio Olio e Peperoncino recipe, so go on, do your homework people, because I am not repeating myself.
The second was Fun Loving Criminals, and Huey Morgan followed me and Boyfriend on Twitter, so it was a great night.
I also had dinner with the French family we are friends with, and we talked aesthetics and films, so it was great.
So it wasn’t all chest pain, headache and ‘I am not gonna get out of bed today’.
The good thing about not feeling well is the excuse to watch rubbish TV, and I found a huge comfort in that.