Weekend roundup

I had a weekend that involved a lot of wine.  Now, I like wine – I love trying new wines, be they white or red, and tasting the subtle flavours of each new glass – and I love the comfort of a glass of an old favourite.  But I’m beginning to think that I like being drunk less and less.  And maybe wine is a particular kind of drunk; where whiskey may be a more polite kind of inebriated, wine is a frayed around the edges kind of drunk that quickly goes from giggly to foot-in-mouth and overly acidic.

When I woke up yesterday (with a big thirst on me and a post-party depression that only a severe hangover can induce), I began to think that maybe it’s time to put aside drinking to excess.  Perhaps it’s the amount of yoga I’ve been doing, or a month of teacher training, but I can see why yogis don’t drink.  It’s the lack of control I don’t like – control of my speech, control of my limbs, control of my memory.  I hate feeling like I’ve had a meaningful conversation with someone, but being unable to remember quite what was said … and if what I said was something I would say sober.  It’s also the way my body feels the next day (dire) and the fact that I feel like I’ve poisoned myself a bit.

It’s that moderation thing I guess – I don’t really want to be drinking sparkling water at a party; it just isn’t the same, and not from a peer-pressure point of view, but rather from a wavelength and stamina one.  Let’s face it – alcohol is fun.  I think I just might enjoy it more if I took to heart the glass of booze, glass of water imbibing pattern!

Jen xx

P.S.

Monday reading here: my winter wish list.

FWJ Autumn Open Days

Yay for new stock (even if the chillier, darker mornings aren’t making getting out of bed and onto my yoga mat any easier!).

Friday, 25 March, 4pm – 6.30pm

Saturday, 26 March, 10am – 1pm

19a Douglas Ave, Craighall (map here)

Click here to RSVP.

FWJ Autumn Open Days

Yay for new stock (even if the chillier, darker mornings aren’t making getting out of bed and onto my yoga mat any easier!).

Friday, 25 March, 4pm – 6.30pm

Saturday, 26 March, 10am – 1pm

19a Douglas Ave, Craighall (map here)

Click here to RSVP.