"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."

('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)

Saturday, May 30, 2009

It tastes horrible

Dad is having a bit of a problem with a tooth at the moment and as he can't get an appointment at the dentist's until the end of next week, I suggested that he rinse his mouth with diluted TCP in case of infection.
"Well, I have done that a couple of times but it tastes so horrible," he complained.
I reminded him of the times in my very early years when I was regularly dosed with syrup of figs and - worse - Milk of Magnesia, all because I was one of those unfortunate beings who are not 'regular'. (I won't elaborate on this in case you are of a delicate disposition. Suffice it to say, I spent half my early childhood being strongly encouraged to be 'regular'.)
"So, I'm afraid I have no sympathy," I said, grimly.
He laughed.


Flighty said...

Almost getting your own back so to speak! xx

Jennyta said...


Snowbabies said...

lol omg that bring back childhood memories, me mum use to dowse me with surrup of figs, hated the bloody stuff...lol...

Yorkshire Pudding said...

I can remember that horrible Milk of Magnesia myself! Is it still produced and what type of cow do they milk it from?

Jennyta said...

Debbie, you have my utmost sympathy. :)
YP, it comes from the Yorkshire Magnesia cow, of course. ;)

jay said...

Syrup of figs would have been lovely! I happen to be very fond of figs. Milk of Magnesia is fine. A bit powdery, but fine.

What did I get?

Home brewed Senna tea - made from the dried pods! It. Is. Foul.

Feel better about the syrup of figs now? LOL!

Jennyta said...

Senna pods! My grandmother used those. You must be older than you're letting on, Jay! ;)


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