Blah de blah de blah. Even I can’t make a snotty nose into a scrumptious little thrill.

But if the worst comes to the worst,  choose a pretty flowery tin and fill it with supplies for survival: vintage hankies, paper tissues, Vicks balm, Karvol capsules (Oh I know they are for kids, but really thay have the most soothing smell when sprinkled on a hankie),  eucalyptus and lavender oils, paracetamol and vitamin c.

Then put it on your bedside, don a silly  bed jacket and refuse to move until you can speak without that hideous nasal twang.