Coping with Christmas – Part I

by | 7 Dec 2014

I fell asleep on the Piccadilly line last night and woke up at Turnpike Lane. I regained consciousness at the sound of the train driver announcing where we were and for a few seconds I was totally discombobulated: TURNPIKE LANE…TURNPIKE LANE…WHERE THE HELL IS TURNPIKE LANE???

I jumped off the train as the doors were closing and fell flat on my face. It took me quite a while to get up. The answer is that Turnpike Lane is nine stops after the one that I was supposed to get off at.

I mentioned in my blog last week that I’ve been very busy recently so maybe it was tiredness. Or maybe it had something to do with the four margaritas I’d just consumed. One margarita is delicious. Two margaritas is decadent. Three margaritas is almost doable. But four margaritas definitely isn’t. In fact, four margaritas is really two too many.

As it’s December I’ve been thinking about doing a series of blog posts about coping with Christmas – one of the hardest times of year for anyone who wishes they had children (and probably hard in a different way for anyone who does). Four margaritas is one way of coping. But today I’ve got a sprained right ankle and a grazed left knee so I wouldn’t necessarily recommend it.

Part II next week…


  1. kiftsgate

    But sometimes you need those 4 margaritas to get a mental break.. hope you had a restful day today and that your ankle and knee get better soon. Looking forward to part 2. xx

    • thepursuitofmotherhood

      Ankle and knee still hurting (!) but have just woken up from a great night’s (no alcohol) sleep! Jessica x

  2. sproutandco

    I know I shouldn’t laugh, but you are too funny Jessica….. and I love it as that is something I would do….. as healthy as you think I am, I still love an organic vino or 3….. and am one of the most accident prone people around….. I hope your ankle and knee get better real soon. Loving your idea of a series of Christmas posts… xox

    • thepursuitofmotherhood

      If you love an organic vino or 3 you are DEFINITELY my sort of girl! I went for a long swim on Sunday to purge myself and now I’ve got a crick in my neck as well as a soar ankle and knee! I’m falling apart but hopefully I’ll be in a better state by my next christmas post. Have a great week meanwhile, Jessica x

  3. surfergirluk

    I hope you’re healing well Jessica! Maybe you could try a different cocktail each week and report back on how effective they are as a coping strategy?! I’m guessing that Long Island ice tea could cause a few mishaps 🙂
    Laura x

    • thepursuitofmotherhood

      Yes that could definitely get messy! My head says yes but my body says nooooooooooooooooooo Jessica x