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

(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 is a writer with work published in print magazines, anthologies and online. As a young British mum of three, she emigrated to California and stayed for twenty years. Today she lives in England's West Country, a full-time carer within her family. Her current WIP after completing her memoir is a psychological thriller.
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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!!


  2. Tish says:

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


  3. Jennifer Butler Basile says:

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


  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!. 🙂


  5. Sue Kendall says:

    Cheers Sherri, I’ll drink to that! x


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


    • 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


  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! 🙂


  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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