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It’s that time of year again

Bryn Thomas wraps himself in his duvet

These past three days I have been developing my first ‘bug’ of the winter. I cannot remember whether the beginning of October is about par for me, or whether it’s a bit earlier than usual this year.

It all began on Tuesday, when I detected the first stirring of a tickle in my throat which – I could tell – was either going to be a false alarm or alternatively a serious issue. Over the next two day someone decided it was going to be the latter. On Thursday afternoon, despite half-hourly Soothers sweets and/or their Fisherman’s Friends equivalent, I was having distinct trouble swallowing without pain and by yesterday I’d also developed a cough and cold.

The full set, in other words.

These days I tend to listen and respond to my biorhythms – normally I can head to my bed for a snooze at the slightest suggestion of weariness at any time of the day or night – and I have to confess that yesterday, after breakfast and a flick through my newspaper, I disappeared for an hour simply in response to a feeling of general lethargy induced by my sore throat and head cold.

I shall be going back there again after posting this …

About Bryn Thomas

After a longer career in travel agency than he would care to admit, Bryn became a freelance review of hotels and guest houses at the suggestion of a former client and publisher. He still travels and writes for pleasure. More Posts