The Brexit Effect

Pinch, punch, first day of the… er, year.

So, how’s 2021 been for you so far?

It’s all been a bit “meh!” so far, in the Masher household.

Christmas went OK, but shortly after, Harry started feeling ill: headache; bit of a cough; that sort of thing.

He got over it within 48 hours, but then it was Amelia’s turn. She seemed to have it a bit worse than he did… but then she’s also a bit of a drama queen, so we took that with a pinch of salt.

Then, the current Mrs Masher decided it was her turn: headache; cough; shivers… she had it pretty bad.

I thought it inevitable that I would catch it too.

But,  I didn’t.

And then, I did.

To be fair, I wasn’t too bad: headache and flu-like shivers and a touch of diarhoea  diaroeha diahre…  the shits.

Well, when I say a touch of… I mean it was unwise of me to be further than 30 seconds from a lavatory!

My sister reckons we’ve had a touch of the Covids, but I don’t think so: I don’t remember the ability to defecate through the eye of a needle, being one of the symptoms listed.

So, after several days of this, Mrs M popped out and got me some Imodium (other poo-thickening remedies are available) and that seems to be doing the trick.

In fact, it’s now gone the other way:  we had a curry last night and a full English breakfast this morning, but so far, there has been not a squeak from my bowels.

We’ve been out of the EU for less than 24 hours, and I have already lost my freedom of movement.


  1. Dave

    Happy New Year.
    At least there wasn’t a shortage of toilet paper now.
    I hope.

    • Masher

      Et joyeux nouveau ans to you, Dave.

      Bog roll aplenty on the shelves… at the moment.

  2. Brennig

    In certain circumstances freedom of movement is to be avoided at all costs. I wish you and your squeaky/non-squeaky bowels all the very best for 2021

    • Masher

      Happy New Year to you, too, Bren.

  3. Robert+G4PYR

    Crap start to the year then!!

    • Masher

      Boom tish!

  4. Rajesh Kumar

    Glad you recovered well and it was not the Covid.

    • Masher

      Yes, fighting fit again… I think.

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