Sep 24

Wet socks, Dysons and fall

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I was awfully sick. It happened over the space of 3 hours. First the headache came. I thought it was from the lack of caffeine – I’ve been avoiding coffee during the weekdays, saving it for a special weekend treat – and so I quickly gulped down a cup of (great) coffee. As I swallowed the last gulp, my throat felt as though I had a golfball sitting in it. I started aching and before long I was curled up in a ball on the floor, shivering and texting Ivan to not worry about stopping for groceries on the way home from work.

I was sick enough to try anything. Even putting wet socks on my feet. If you ever feel the start of a cold, flu or something more serious coming on, do this treatment. You will feel like a dork, but if you’re like me, you will have the best sleep you’ve had in a very long time and you will wake up feeling much much better.

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I have a constant battle with myself over television. To me, I see TV shows as junk food for the brain. It feels so good when you’re watching them. I have fond memories of watching them. But really they leave you feeling sluggish and blah, you really don’t get any smarter and you’re probably getting fatter as you sit on the couch/in bed watching them.

It doesn’t stop me being very excited for the return of Homeland, The Walking Dead, How I Met Your Mother and The Big Bang Theory (probably in that order). Yeah, I’m excited. It’s gonna be a great winter 😉

Mumford & Sons release a new album tomorrow. That is all.

We bought a Dyson. It will be delivered some time in the next week and we can’t stop giggling with excitement. (I’m sure Ivan would rather me not describe him as ‘giggling’, so picture him fist pumping instead perhaps). Despite living thousands of miles away from our families, having a child and a full-time job, I think this purchase has probably left us feeling more grownup than ever. Spending our hard earned cash on a vacuum cleaner? Yep. And next month it’s an OmniBlender. Adulthood FTW.

Fall (autumn) is here. And it is by far my favourite season. I think it’s something to do with the anticipation. I was talking to Tess about it this afternoon and we decided that it is because you don’t take anything for granted. You’re not expecting nice hot days, so when you get one, it’s extra glorious. And when it’s a cold day you think ‘ohhh how exciting, winter is coming!’ (don’t click that link unless you are a game of thrones geek). But no, in all seriousness. This time of year is very beautiful.

Here we are enjoying the beautiful fall:


  • Ingrid

    I love my dyson :)

  • Paul

    I enjoyed this post.
    The wet socks treatment is really cool.
    The pictures…..does that mean blackberries are growing way more than raspberries, or raspberries are selling better?; and were those birds heading south?; and the stripy pants kids look like they are playing soo nicely together.
    PS Ingrid loves her dyson because someone else uses it for her:).

    • Pamela Minett

      Haha, have you TRIED the wet socks treatment? or do you just think it sounds cool?
      I think raspberries are selling better and the birds look as though they are flying north, but I can’t be sure. The stripy pants kids were playing so nicely until the boy pushed the girl into the dirt. 😉

  • Natalia

    Pamela, can I ask what camera you use? ps I realized I was a a grown-up the day i got really excited about a new set of kitchen knives 😛

    • Pamela Minett

      Hey Natalia, I’m using my iPhone for most of these pictures! Occasionally I use my ‘real’ camera, which is a Canon 550D. But yeah, since getting my iphone I just love how easy it is to take great pictures without having to lug a heavy DSLR around!!