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daily parcels * tied up in string *

daily musings of a vintage addict * I am totally obsessed with all things vintage * trying to keep up with my past...and sometimes ordinary everyday life

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Location: Katoomba, NSW, Australia

here I am in a little cottage that evokes the energies of my ancestral lands - a cottage on the moors of Cornwall, or on the cliff tops of Ireland or Scotland. It has a hearth. I am a hedge witch {of sorts}. I wear upcycled clothes, patchouli oil and Redback boots. I am a gypsy; an eccentric and a mystic [I often live with a foot in two worlds]. I serve my guests, tea from an old silver teapot. I love Vervain, yarrow, chamomile & mint. Star watcher and Moon gazer. story cloth weaver. keeper of family dreams and wishes. good friend and creator of life. herbal tea drinker and potion maker.

Plan ahead and dream of all the beautiful things that life has to offer

August 27, 2005

life & vintage remedies ~ August 27

ahh well ~ I knew it had to come. We are all sick with coughs and colds. After weeks of sitting in Dr's waiting rooms & hospitals it isn't surprising that we caught something. I really hate when I am sitting waiting to see my Dr and there are other people coughing and sneezing without using a handkerchief or tissue. Sharing their germs to the rest of us ~ I would rather they wouldn't
Had a little search for a natural cough mix and found this:


1 cup honey
1/2 cup fresh thyme or 1/4 cup dried thyme

In a small saucepan, combine the honey and thyme. heat gently over low heat for 15 to 20 minutes, being sure not to let the honey boil or scorch. Remove from heat and allow the honey to cool. Strain out the herbs, then bottle the mix in a lovely old bottle & put a gorgeous label on it. To relieve colds, coughs, and sore throats, take 1 teaspoon of this thyme-infused honey three times a day. You could also add a teaspoon of it to a cup of regular hot tea and sip slowly.

vicks vapour rub on the chest, a warm singlet, scarf round my neck ~ sitting in front of the fire ~ I will be doing that sometime today !!!


Anonymous Amy said...

Apparently honey also works to get rid of headaches. Another good flu remedy is this:
1/2 warm water
juice of one lemon
1 tsp honey
1 asprin
mix together and it is a good pick me up when you're sick. Hope you're feeling better soon!

11:40 am  
Blogger melissa said...

Hope you can rest and stay cozy this weekend...in your freshly painted kitchen!

Take care.

12:57 pm  
Anonymous dolly said...

hi ms*robyn I think we may be coming to the blue mountains, depending on where DH ends on business, we may have to fly to Melbourne and he is in Sydney a couple of days too, so all a bit hectic. The plan is to get a job offer...and of course we'd snap it up, but that's a dolly daydream, hopefully it might come true! I'll email you if we are coming...I would soooo love to meet up, wouldn't that be just dandy!

hope you get well soon, snuggle up under the quilt and flush it out with lots of water dolly x

2:55 pm  
Blogger Me said...

I hope you feel better soon.. rest up this weekend!

10:34 pm  
Blogger Gina E. said...

My wonder drug for colds and flu is garlic. Not tablets, capsules, or anything else in a jar, but the real thing - fresh garlic cloves crushed, and mixed with freshly squeezed lemon juice, a dollop of honey and hot water. Garlic is anti-viral, anti-biotic, anti-fungal, and is great for the immune system. But I know some people just can't take raw garlic. It took me years to convince my husband, but after seeing me throw off a cold in 24 hours, while he coughed and sneezed for weeks on end, he now asks me to make up the mixture for him as soon as he feels the slightest bit whoozy. By the way, I also love Vicks Vaporub - Dad would rub that into my back and chest when I was a little girl and had a cold. Another good oldfashioned remedy.

1:06 am  
Blogger Maggie Ann said...

Oh dear, hoping you feel better soon. Isn't that the truth about Dr.'s offices and waiting rooms, germs, germs, germs. Mom is in the hospital and we are headed up there this afternoon.....I hate to see winter coming for just that reason, cold and flu season. Of course it does give a person a free hand to enjoy watching movies and reading, to be just sick enough, but not too sick to read!!

2:44 am  

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