Last night went well then.
Dinner was great as well. A really chilled evening with one eye on events 6000 miles… away, and several (or more) drinks: some earlier on for Dutch courage, some more later to celebrate.
It was a messy, late night and I’m feeling it today.
We are having a science weekend at home (and in the lab). Science projects for both the kids yesterday and today, and the City Nature Challenge to play with this afternoon.
Finding 10 minutes alone to try and recover with something gentle like Agnes Obel’s Dorian has been the only saving grace for my poor, tired, aching body.
10/10 would do it all over again though.
TMRW. Too Much Red Wine.
No-one ever thinks about ToMoRroW when they’re out drinking TMRW.
We had a lovely evening of chat and laughter, some great food and TMRW last night. The wine in question was superb, but I have to say that I’m not really feeling at my best this morning.
I’ve decided to pass on gym today. Safety first.
Regular readers will have deduced from the rather technical, niche (but probably very useful) post published earlier this morning, that I have not had chance to look at any of the photos from our trip away just yet.
I’m still a bit knackered, to be honest.
And that’s raised an interesting and rather worrying question in my currently overstretched and under-rested mind:
Are long haul flights like hangovers?
There do seem to be some similarities: they are both self-inflicted, they both leave you feeling dreadful the next day, they both cost a lot (although if you knock back a CPT-LHR BA ticket’s worth of booze, you’ll likely be dead so it won’t matter anyway), and the recovery from each seems to be taking longer and longer as I get older.
I used to bounce back after a good night’s sleep. This time, I’ve already had two decent sessions (careful now), and yet I’m still very definitely struggling. And you don’t even know if I’m talking about a flight or an evening of boozing.
Has anyone else noticed this phenomenon?
I don’t like it. I don’t like the idea of it. I don’t like the way I’m still feeling so battered this morning. I don’t like the way that this sort of thing reminds me of my mortality.
And I fully plan to combat these negative thoughts with booze and travel.
Although I’m not sure that’s going to help.