Thursday, November 09, 2006


English Comfort during Times of Colds:

I've got a cold and I feel lousy, I havent had a cold for ages.


  • At 9/11/06 23:09, Blogger Kirsten said…

    I love that stuff! Its so comforting.

  • At 9/11/06 23:33, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    can you send me some? (sniffle, sniffle)

  • At 10/11/06 01:26, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Try adding a tsp of honey, a lug of fresh orange juice and most importantly a tot of rum or a dram of whisky. Turns Lemsip into a thing of wonder.

    I think this may have been the first recipe I ever learned.

  • At 10/11/06 01:38, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I like siverbrow's comments. A friend of mine swore by a mix of lemon juice, honey, a painkiller, a couple of shots of whiskey topped up with hot water!

  • At 10/11/06 03:06, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Does this mean you are suffering? Granny is as well she is recovering from chest infection but needed the dreaded antibiotics. mum

  • At 10/11/06 05:17, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Ah yes, the good stuff.

    You need some good old vicks vapour rub too.

  • At 10/11/06 06:17, Blogger wheresmymind said…

    mix well with vodka? ;)

  • At 10/11/06 07:27, Blogger L Vanel said…

    I hope you feel better soon, Sam.

  • At 10/11/06 08:18, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Ah! Lemsip! I have to send the stuff to my mum in France and before living in the UK, I made sure I always had a stash - just in case.

  • At 10/11/06 08:31, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    brian needs some... i think he's got what you've got. can you get it in the US?

  • At 10/11/06 09:17, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    My Irish husband loves the Lemsip. Me, I go for the Solpadeine. I lug boxes of that and bricks of Kerrygold Butter through Customs every year!

  • At 10/11/06 09:32, Blogger CM said…

    When I first tried the lemonade beer at Burma Superstar, the flavor reminded me of something that I couldn't quite place.

    Then I figured it out: LEMSIP!

    Feel better!

  • At 10/11/06 09:35, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    My fave home remedy is to steep a tea of discs of fresh ginger and sliced lemon until quite strong and mix with honey. Works every time, I tell ya.

  • At 10/11/06 14:14, Blogger Anne said…

    I hope you feel better soon:)

  • At 10/11/06 16:09, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hope you feel better very soon!


  • At 10/11/06 16:51, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    im a huge fan of black tea (brewed to roughly the strength of paint thinner) with loads of sugar and a LARGE slug of whiskey. mmmm.

  • At 10/11/06 20:28, Blogger Delphine said…

    I love the cute mug icon...

    I hope you'll get better tres vite sweet heart!

  • At 10/11/06 22:49, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Feel better soon Sam!

  • At 11/11/06 03:35, Blogger Monkey Gland said…

    You know I can't actually drink the stuff. The mere smell of it makes me gag. I think I must have had a lemsip related accident as a child and blotted it out. It's a bummer, becuase everyone always raves about it. It's Ribena with Ibuprofen and Codiene for me! Sweet Surrender!

    Feel better soon treacle!

  • At 11/11/06 06:59, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Kristen - i think it is because it is hot. hot liquid makes me feel better anytime, not just when I have a cold.

    amanda - you too? i am sorry. get better soon. I feel better today but i am all sniffly still.

    silverbrow and tim - the whisky goes in without saying, no? But children read my blog so I had to be careful. And what if my colleagues from work were to read it? I also like to add ribena to it, but unfortunately ribena is harder to get hold of and more expensive than gold here. Conversely I hate the blackcurrant flavour lemsip. It has to be ribena in the lemon one.

    mum - sounds like granny has it far worse than me. I need to know what she would like for her birthday.

    Julia - yes - Vicks. Maybe I need to add that to my list to santa.

    wmm - no - Whisky - it has to be scotch though i will accept Bushmills because we are more likely to have that in the cupboard.

    lvanel - thanks - i am feeling better - but still rather attached to a large pile of tissues.

    asmo - you've got it the wrong way round - you're meant to get your mum to send things to YOU! ;)

    Jeanne - oh no! Maybe we caught it together last weeked? You can't buy them here. But I have a little stash if you need some. You can have the two remaining blackcurrant ones for free cos I really don't like those. But as other readers have pointed out you can mask the flavour with Scotch ;)

    Maya - you bring butter through customs?????? Kerrygold can be easily bought here in the Bay Area, but I would kill to get me some really salty English butter.

    Cindy - but didn't that feel wierd - it having no drugs in it? I have to revisit that pllace. there's something about their tea leaf salad I like.

    sean - this sounds good - but it involves a trip to the store. Unfortunately when you are off work sick, the store seems like it is a hundred million miles away from home. I'll have to get some ginger.

    thank you tokyoastro girl and paz!

    anon - i think the whisky is a recurring theme here.

    del4yo - i actually painted the face on the mug and wondered if anyone would notice it.

    thanks chubby, my sweet.

    Monkeygland - you called me treacle! No one called me treacle before.
    That makes me feel all sticky inside. I do like to add ribena to my lemsip. And you have to drink it as hot as you can bear cos when it starts to cool then the potential gag factor increases.

  • At 14/11/06 07:14, Blogger Jeanne said…

    Oh, what would life be without LemSip (or it's South African equivalent of MedLemon)? It's about the only medicine that gets used in our house - I particularly likes that it gives you that litle caffeine buzz - perfect for first thing in the morning sniffles ;-)

    When I'm feeling sniffly and sorry for myself, Nick makes it for me with a shot of whisky and some honey. It almost makes being sick worthwhile! ;-)

  • At 22/4/08 07:28, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Eseld worships at the alter of Lemsip

  • At 10/9/08 07:14, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    hi im 38 and i was wondering if i can find lemsip in the united states. My mother got it when she was in Ireland, if I cant get it in the united states is there a website I can buy it from.

    Patty R.


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