After all these weeks (it feels like months) I am beginning to feel more “normal” again. It appears I may have been fighting some kind of virus (not covid), as it certainly knocked me back.
There still appears to be some irregularity with my heart (a different issue) and I have completed my hospital tests and am now waiting for the cardiologist to make his report.
|Progress on the new bridge crossing the Waikato River near us|
I drove myself yesterday, for the first time in ages, and went to the herbal shop and liquor store. The two places sound a bit incongruous when placed together, but I did have an ulterior motive.
Hawthorn berries are a well-known heart tonic, so I thought I would make up a syrup that I could take. The recipe I have is completed in stages, one using alcohol to create a tincture-like tonic, and the next to create the actual syrup. (I will post the full recipe if and when it turns out successfully)
Having bought 150g of dried berries at the herbal shop, I went to the liquor store and purchased some “43% alcohol” brandy. Two cups were added to the berries and they are now soaking together for four weeks, with instructions to shake the jar each day.
Who knew brandy was so good for your health? Taken in moderation, it almost appears to be an Elixir of Life! (Have a look on Google and see for yourself).
Have a happy day 😊
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This was the road we travelled on the way out to Cape Palliser Lighthouse and the most southerly point of the North Island, a place I visited in October 2020 while doing a road trip around the Wairarapa.