Mrs Payne sounding positively awful this morning on account of cold. Seemed altogether lacking enthusiasm for dinner on Thursday even with mention of caviare. Said she'd probably be dead by then. Replied we'd buy caviare anyway "just in case".
Explained as to vitamin C being most reinvigorating for cold, and pleased to see Mrs Payne had attempted orange tea by mid-morning. Unfortunately had to explain that idea was not to mix it with normal tea, and further, investigating tea pot explained that it also was not to put whole orange in the pot. This most frustrating, as could not have tea myself until had removed orange from pot, proving altogether difficult as orange larger than hole. This explained by Mrs Payne as requiring "a bit of a squish".