Sunday, 1 August 2010

Old Mother Blick's Mustard Poultice

A guaranteed and proven cure or many ailments!! Put it on your chest to cure a cough. Put it on an aching joint to ease rheumatics. Draw out pustules. Soothe bruises.
And...put it round your sink drain to cure a leak.

The waste from our sink has just started dripping and it's going to be tricky to fix. So while I gnashed my teeth Mrs B came up with the thought that "don't you put mustard in a car radiator to cure leaks? Why don't we try that?"
While I smirked and looked down my nose, she carefully smeared mustard paste round the plughole. And, now, several hours later, the leak has stopped.
Old wives' tales really do work sometimes.

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