Old birds must avoid my folly and retain their brain cells and livers. they must have delicate Pisco Sours and not swig neat vodka out of the bottle while boring their friends drunkenly rambling on the phone. This is not ladylike. It’s more Ab Fab!
I had my birthday on Friday so Thursday I decided to have a few vodka lime and sodas at the pub with a friend. Then I went and continued thinking “Wheeeeeeeeeee! This is fun I haven’t had vodka in ages and it’s a lovely clean drink so I won’t mix it, I’d forgotten how lovely it is!”
What was I thinking.
I’m only just on the other side of a huge 48 hour hangover and I feel frail still. all my healthy travel tips out the window. The last time I felt like this was in Russia on the Trans Siberian Rail trip.
I quote myself! “Grovelling around on my hands and knees on the platform, I couldn’t get up for laughing and constantly standing on my coat again. Vodka hysteria ensued! Again and again, trying to get up like and oversized turtle only to tread on my coat and fall again. Everyone was laughing and trying to help only to make it worse! So us unlikely pals finally re-boarded and said our goodbyes.”
At least that was in Russia though! My final word on it was:
За здоровье! Nostrovia! Cheers!
(CLEARLY THE NEXT MORNING WAS GHASTLY AND HIDEOUS! BUT I’LL LEAVE THAT FOR THE LAKE BAIKAL POST!)
and then ….
Top tip. Don’t get drunk ever!!!
The thing that cured that hangover was -40 degrees and Lake Baikal, go look! However finding something in Soho is less hopeful, so I’ve settled for two more sofa days and binge watching Netflix. I’ve done some home maintenance and am gingerly cautious that my broken foot is now on the mend so taking something good from my vodka debacle is I never made it out on my birthday so I didn’t screw up my foot mending with a vodka injury!
After mewling and puking at home for three days I have learnt my lesson………………………….
………………..I do have a lot of belated birthday drinks organised for this week instead
………………………..I just won’t drink vodka I promise.
OVER AND OUT FROM A ONE YEAR OLDER AND WISER OLD BIRD!!!
ALERT: My next post will be back to my travels, leaving Guatemala and entering MEXICO