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Blog week 70

The last time I caught a cold was in November 2014! Then suddenly just before midnight on Wednesday 10th February, I started sneezing, coughing, eyes were watering and I thought to myself 'where have you just come from??'

Another busy week at OAPSchat Towers and maybe my body is perhaps asking me to slow down by giving me the 'lurgy??!'

Blog wk 70

Lemon, whisky, honey

So, after a long night, I went out and bought some lemons to go with the Ogilvy's honey and whisky which are already in my cupboard. Being out in the cold sunny air did me good and I enjoyed my walk. Now back inside, I am coughing again.... I have just remembered I have some Pholcodeine pastilles upstairs. These are good for controlling tickly coughs.

They are not suitable for all people and some chemists no longer stock them, but I have been told you can still buy them

Forward to Friday evening and after a mixture of lemon, honey and whisky, I am feeling a bit better. 

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Excellent book!

There are some great tips here from our good friend and contributor Su Bristow. There is a good article here from Su.

Some people prefer to take the traditional route of pills and cough medicines, decongestants etc. etc. 

It will take its' course as nature always does. Colds are usually three to four days duration. How do you treat a cough and cold? 

Have a good week everyone and see you next Saturday!

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Who Am I?

Hi, my name is Janice and I am the founder of stands for Optimistic and ProActive Seniors Chat. OAPSchat was born in April 2013 as a Facebook page. To date there are over 1460 FB likes. It was in November 2013 that I decided I had enough material and confidence to launch the website.

Since that day, I have been writing articles on all kinds of topics. ranging from hobbies, holidays, food and drink, memories, families, finance and much much more. I now have over one hundred and thirty seven wonderful contributors to date and articles on all different subjects are posted on a daily basis. Over 1400 articles can be read now! Members can comment via disqus, FB and Twitter.

Raffles are held monthly, sometimes more often. A newsletter goes out once a month with my plans for the coming weeks. I am an Independent Happy List Winner 2014 for founding the website.

Loneliness is a big scourge on our society worldwide and the website helps combat this awful isolation by coming together and sharing our thoughts and ideas. OAPSchat is well and truly born now and I hope it will continue to thrive. With your support, I'm confident it will!

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