Champagne It Is Then!

With all the dreary, gloomy news about these days, one bad thing after another it seems, (including, but not limited to, the perils of growing older – that is, for anyone over 30 – ), how wonderful it is to hear, at long last, some glorious news.

New research has discovered that a compound found in Champagne has been shown to improve short-term memory (and possibly ward off dementia).  Therefore, it has now been recommended that those of us over 40 should  drink at least 3 glasses of bubbly a week in order to achieve this benefit.  Well, twist my arm why don’t you?

If this isn’t good news and cause for celebration then I don’t know what is! Drink up my over 40 and fabulous friends!

Celebrate! (c) copyright Sherri Matthews 2013

Celebrate!
(c) copyright Sherri Matthews 2013

I need good news like this. A vague kind of melancholia afflicts me today, lingering like a bad aftertaste from eating something bitter. This is not unusual, a common thing for me and more than likely the result of a week filled with misplaced expectations and  the inevitable disappointments.

One’s short-term memory is not be taken for granted, since a lack of it can create such confusion and frustration, and not just for the person trying so desperately to remember what was said only a few minutes before but for the person trying to understand.

Or, as in my Dad’s case, he had forgotten to ‘mention’ that he had an operation 2 weeks ago but was positive that he had told me about it.  He hadn’t.

Champagne it is then! A cure for what ails me and a memory booster all at the same time.  What could be better?

A certain lady said it best:

I drink champagne when I’m happy and when I’m sad. Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I’m not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise I never touch it – unless I’m thirsty.’ ~ Madame Lilly Bollinger

So pop the cork, pour that fizz and raise a glass of bubbly and I shall remember what it was like not so many days ago to dance in the wind and watch the sun set over the Pacific Ocean.

How shall I tell you what it was like?   It was like this:

(c) copyright Sherri Matthews 2013

(c) copyright Sherri Matthews 2013

Remember the good times & thanks for the memory…I’ll drink to that 🙂


About Sherri Matthews

Sherri has been writing full time since 2011. Currently working on her memoir, 'Stranger in a White Dress', she has been published in a variety of national magazines, websites and three anthologies. Sherri raised her three, now adult children, in California for twenty years and today, lives in England’s West Country with her hubby, Aspie youngest, two cats, a grumpy bunny and a family of Chinese Button Quails. She keeps out of mischief blogging, gardening, walking by the sea and snapping endless photographs. Her garden robin muse vists regularly.
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17 Responses to Champagne It Is Then!

  1. Leave the melancholia behind you – and look forward to the fizz of your gifts and your future!!

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  2. Tish says:

    Ching, ching – I’m going to double up the recommended amount to really improve my memory…….

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  3. Jennifer Butler Basile says:

    That effervescence really IS stimulating, then, isn’t it!? Fabulous – and delicious – news!

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  4. What a lovely and beautifully written post, Sherri. You’re doing some nice work here.

    See, I can like things that aren’t about cats!. 🙂

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  5. Sue Kendall says:

    Cheers Sherri, I’ll drink to that! x

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  6. Does that mean no more G an T’s!!!? : ) xoxo

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    • sherrimatt says:

      No way…remember, the quinine in the tonic is very good for treating Malaria and also the lemon in the G&T counts as one of your ‘Five-A-Day’ fruits! Perhaps I should blog about that too 🙂 xo

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  7. jesspayne2 says:

    I need to go get some bubbly to add to my health regimen and to help with the feeling of dancing on the coastline once again! 🙂

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  8. writingthebody says:

    Well could not resist, have just drunk a bottle and a half of it….and hmm not wise, but very nice. very nice. No reason at all really!

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