I'm so sorry you were under the weather. It always happens when there is a lot going on in the kitchen. It does sound like you really overdid it and no doubt it will take quite a while to get yourself together again.
I did read today in the paper where they are expecting a bigish flu epidemic this winter, so you really want to get yourself well rested so that some opportunistic little virus does not come along and grab you while you're not looking!
They predict a flu epidemic nearly every year, Daisy, and after the swine flu panic (you'd have thought it was the plague!) I'm afraid I can't take these warnings too seriously. January and February are notoriously "flu months". However, although I've only had flu a handful of times in my entire life, I'm one of the first at the surgery to get the jab! I'm high priority anyway, not just my age, but because I have diabetes which was diagnosed about 12 years ago. Daily injections of insulin are a bit of a nuisance because you have to keep on checking your blood sugar levels and work out the dose according to what food you're going to be eating, and when, and my lifestyle can be a little erratic! However, I reckon there are far worse things around - although it has put paid to my great love of chocolate ...
Thank's Daisy! I will definitely try out the Brandy Butter Ice Cream sounds delicious. All my meals went well and turned out perfectly, and got lot's of praise, for Christmas Eve's and Christmas Day feast which is so nice, when you spend so many hours in the kitchen. What made it so tiring for me this year was that my partner came home from work the night before Christmas Eve and he had a bad chest cold, which I woke up with it on Christmas Day I felt terrible as not having any sleep for a few nights due to him coughing and spluttering and there was no spare room where I could have disappeared to, but being female just kept on going till both boy's left on the 29. Fell into bed then with my Night Nurse and cough mixture,spent New Year's there too, starting to feel better now but still feel lacking in energy. Have not taken any decorations or the tree down yet, just not up to it. But It will still be there next week, waiting for me.
Santa was very good again this year, I must say I always get spoilt.
Thought you hadn't been around for a while. Ah yes, us women, we stagger on regardless while the male of the species has more sense!
I'm sorry it messed up your Christmas and New Year, though, and hope you're feeling a lot better soon.