“Half memoir, half travel, A Yank Back to England...is an absolutely wonderful book, not only about going home again but also about love and family and tradition and the passage of the years.”
—Michael Dirda, Pulitzer Prize-winning literary critic (Washington
Post)
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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Yanked back, again

I stopped the car, got out, threw up on the side of the road. Vowed never to drink at high altitudes again. I swallowed some headache pills, guzzled water, and sat in silence behind the wheel. Kate, now three and a half, was asleep. I wished I were, too. Frances looked a bit concerned, a bit wary. Fortunately, the clanging in my head began to lessen and, from what I could see in the rear view mirror, the death-mask pallor on my face had started to fade. Slowly, color seeped back into my cheeks.

9 comments:

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Wow, was that because you celebrated New Year's a little too heavy, or am I totally missing the point ?
Hair of the dog Lad, hair of the dog ;)
Happy New Year to you !!
Jo

Maggie said...

Oh I hate being sick! especially when self induced! can't wait to see where this goes next!

Duchess of Tea said...

Denis I just popped in to once again thank you for the lovely award you presented me awhile back and to apologize for posting it late...no excuse other than life got in the way. The award is proudly posted on my award section and there is a post with a link to your blog on mine. Thanks again luv. Have a lovely rest of the week.

Duchess

Softball Whisperer said...

I DO LOVE SLEEPING!!!!!
Hee Hee

NorthWestLondonGirlInTheCountry said...

Oh dear, I do hope the recovery was swift..

Susie Tudor Daughter said...

Got sick just reading your post :-). Take it easy buddy.

The Prodigal Tourist said...

Actually this episode really pertains to me inbibing too many little bottles of vino on the flight over to the green and pleasant few years ago.And as you've guessed, I too was green but not terribly pleasant when we landed. Oh I punished the port and the port punished me! But thank you all my dears for your kind thoughts and good wishes. And a happy new year to you all. Moderation in all things, how awfully boring!
Cheers!

parTea lady said...

Happened to me many years ago when the plane I was on skidded on an icy runway and they opened up the bar for free drinks while we waited for the sand trucks. ;-)

Expat mum said...

The last time I felt like that I was actually pregnant and didn't know it.....