Monday, 24 August 2009

My skirt

It happened years ago, I was wearing one of my hand-me-down skirts from my sister and we all went (all being: me, sister, mum, aunty and 2 cousins) to Aysgarth Falls for the day, we used to go there a lot, it was great. We took a picnic, our cozzies and jelly shoes and the plan was to spend the day by the falls - mums talking and us kids playing in the water, larking about.

I remember getting ready to go in, and being the youngest at the time, needed a bit of help puttin' me cozzie on. I droppped my skirt around my ankles and stepped out of it, kicking it away in order to step into cozzie foot-hole. But this time I kicked too hard, I kicked it into the water and off it went down one of the falls. My cousin scrambled down the waterway a bit to see if he could catch it, but he missed it, and it was gone, forever. Never seen it since. I loved that skirt, even though it was a second hand one.

It was white with little miniscule people dotted around the hemline, probably aged 6-7 years, but wouldn't have had my name embroided in it.

Sunday, 9 August 2009

My new theory on drinking (and hangovers)

Last night me & Mr Lisa drank Pimms with all the trimmings: lemonade, fruit & veg...This was followed by Port (at my request).

When bedtime was announced I drank a pint of water, a glug of milk (that's a big-swallow from the bottle) and 2 paracetamol.

It might also be worth noting at this point, that for dinner we had: salmon, new potatoes and french beans, dessert was banana split (just in case this may have affected the results).

Woke up at 8am - a stupid time for a Sunday morning, but hey, it's a small price to pay when you're hangover free. So much so, I drank more water, a cup of tea ate a bowl of porridge and walked to the local car boot sale (10minute walk) all before 9am!! Bought myself some items and carried them home.

Mr Lisa meanwhile wasn't fairing so well, he didn't have the 1pint of water (before bed), or the glug of milk, or the 2 paracetamol. His tummy is feeling yucky and he's got a headache.

So, what's my theory on drinking & hangovers.
Well, I'm still not entirely sure but it could be one of two things:
1. If you drink drinks spelt with the same initial: Pimms, Port you're unlikely to get a hangover. Another example would be: Beer, Baileys, Bacardi, BucksFizz = no hangover.
2. If you eat a banana split, before you start drinking, then make sure you that before bed you: drink 1 pint water, 2 paracetamol and a glug of milk = no hangover.