At times like these, all I can think about is how my Ma used to take care of me when I was poorly as a kid, wrapping me up in a duvet on the sofa and bringing me bowls of tinned peaches and cups of tea, while I watched those bizarre children's educational programmes they used to air on BBC2.
All this nostalgia has me yearning for my childhood days, so I was greatly cheered up when I found some brilliant mugs celebrating some of the best aspects of my younger years:
The Care Bears! Dancing around on rainbows! This mug fills me with all of the happy, and makes me feel like spring is finally on the way. It's £7.99 from Truffle Shuffle.
I think we can all agree - every single one of us on the planet - that The Very Hungry Caterpillar is the single greatest work of Literature in all of history. And this Very Hungry Caterpillar mug is only £4.35 from House of Fraser.
My Grandad loaded the Sonic the Hedgehog game onto his PC for us BECAUSE HE IS AWESOME and I spent many an hour fighting ferociously with my brother and sister about who's turn it was to play it. If you didn't look at this mug and immediately hear the 'Sonic loses all of his rings' sound effect, you're doing life wrong. It's £7.99 from iWoot.
We all loved the Mr Men books, and Mr. Bump was blatantly the best one, so I was delighted to find this Mr. Bump mug for £8 in Debenhams. It even has a little quote from the book on the back - obviously, now I want to dig out all my old Mr. Men books and read them all over again.
Of course, the 1990s weren't complete without some hilarious American kids sitcoms. Clarissa, That's So Raven, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Saved by the Bell... and, of course, the epic Kenan and Kel. Which, by the way, is still as funny when you watch it now as it was when you were a kid.
This 'Who Loves Orange Soda?' mug from Miss Harry on Etsy makes me very happy indeed. It's £9.85.
So come on then, what mugs am I missing? I need to add to my retro 90s TV collection for the next tim I get a cold...