Monday, 16 April 2012


For those of you of a nervous disposition who may not like to see a grown woman throwing a paddy, you may want to look away now.

For the rest of you, you are going to be sorely disappointed. This is a major whinge about me.

I had a bad night last night, unsettled. I could have been worried about getting up in time to turf the offspring out to school, but it’s not something that would usually worry me.

I’d been up a while this morning, emptied the dishwasher, made a cup of tea and was relaxing in front of the news before the three eldest sloped off to catch the bus. I was feeling a little grotty, my neck and jaw were sore and uncomfortable, so I had a peer down my throat, like you do.

Unbelievable! My left tonsil (it’s always the left!) is red, inflamed and covered in white spots. Again!

This is not fair.

I had intended to stroll into town this morning and lengthen the circuit slightly for a bit of variety, especially as the forecast for the rest of the week does not look enticing. Today is a beautiful day, with fabulous views over the bay towards snow-capped hills, Ben Wyvis, the Strathfarrar hills and the northern Monadhliath.

Sensible head said no, don’t walk.

Grumpy head said compromise, do the usual brisk, daily stroll and take a couple of days off while the weather is grim.

Moan, groan, grumble…


Andrew W said...

24 days to get it sorted Louise.
Best to get on the case now. :(

See I came from an era when Tonsils were just taken out as a matter of course.
Now they don't bother.

At least you didn't post photo's of the tonsils.

Louise said...

'parently, I have to have 5 or 6 attacks in a year to get them whipped out. I'd rather not...

Andrew W said...

My Farther in Law has the gadget that they used to whip them out with.
He's retired now though, so probably illegal to perform minor surgery.

Half a bottle of Glen Livet and a Leatherman tool should do it.

Louise said...

Er, thanks. I'll bear that in mind.

Carl Mynott @GBWildlifeTales said...

I have a 'tick-twister' that might help.

Louise said...

So kind!
Could always just cut my head off with spoon, that should sort it...

Alan Sloman said...

I was held down on a table in the Clova Inn bar and a Swiss Army pen knife with a sawblade was produced to cut off my gouty toe.

A close shave.

My gout pills have since cured the toe!

Get well Missy!

Louise said...

Oo, a gouty toe, nasty.

I'll try, the weather might help for a day or two, it's grim!

AlanR said...

Hi Lou,
Sorry to hear that. I got tonsillitis on my last trip to Skye.
So bad Sheila rushed me into Hospital in Portree.
Since then i use Propallis that i get from Holland and Barrett. It tastes a bit like a beef extract but it seems to work for me.
Hope you clear it up soon.

Louise said...

I shall seek that out Al, sounds interesting.

AlanR said...

The Propolis i use is here at the link.
I gargle with it.
Also try Natural sea salt. 4 tea spoons in some warm water, gargle 2x a day.
I used the above after i had finished the antibiotics they gave me at Portree.
Touch wood, it hasn't come back.

Louise said...

Thanks Al.

Laura said...

I'm just home and looked at your post - poor you! My mother always made me gargle with salty water - not nice but it does seem to work!

On a selfish note, does this mean you won't be coming out to play this week?

Louise said...

I'm better!!

Ooo, yes, I want to play, please!

When? Where? Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday are best for me :-)