The New year hasn't got off to a very healthy start here in our household. We've each had at least 2 colds to date and poor Toby has suffered the most with a nasty bout of flu this week. It's so worrying when he is really ill as it's very hard to gauge exactly what is wrong because he can't tell us anything about how he's feeling. His temperature peaked at 104 F during Monday night and I've been sleeping downstairs with him on the sofa bed since Sunday so I can keep an eye on him and keep him drinking. Happily he wanted to get up and dressed today rather than stay in bed and I have my fingers crossed that he'll be wanting baked potato and chocolate cake for his tea, as that will be proof that he's beginning to feel better again.
January hasn't been all bad though. We've had some beautifully frosty mornings and some amazing sunrises and sunsets. I've been knitting away as usual and have been baking lots too because cake really does help when the mood is a little low, especially if it's as good as these little treats made from Nigel Slater's marzipan berry cakes recipe. It's also good that they have blueberries in because we're clearly in need of their superfood powers - hopefully they'll help us avoid catching more colds this winter but even if they don't manage that they are wonderfully good to eat.
Hope you're keeping well where you are x