Like death and taxes, Freshers’ Flu is unavoidable at this time of the year. It’s the result of working at a University here in the UK and lot’s of people arriving from all over the world with a payload of biological weapons that they release into the air. The question is never  whether you will get it, rather how badly and for how long and if you’re really unlucky, how many times.

Raw ingredients

The name of course isn’t necessary reflective of the actual conditions. Freshers’ Flu ranges from full on “can’t get out of bed and being sick” Influenza that lasts days to Bad Colds and Throat and Chest Infections. Malt whiskey, proper honey and lots of lemons plus Ibuprofen are the weapons of choice in the current conflict. Round one seems to be over (I’m hoping it doesn’t return).

Author: Cris Bloomfield

Usually mountain biking in the North.

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