A Doctor’s Story…

As a doctor I have seen for myself the physical & emotional consequences of drinking. From the drunken fights, fractures, sprains & stitches to alcohol withdrawal & confusion & not forgetting the depression… Continue reading

Landlord, fill that…

Once upon a time, many years ago long after teddy boys became extinct there dwelt upon the planet a new breed of creature by the name of hippies. These new creatures knew only… Continue reading

Let the Good Times Roll by resident poet Tim Wells

Let the Good Times Roll When Suzie gets back from drying out I’ll let her pour the coffee, keep shtum or talk, whichever way the milk spills. Her face won’t be too much… Continue reading

Hello, my name is Steve. And I am a happy alcoholic.

I’ve often been a heavy drinker since 2001 and I’ve been continually surprised and grateful at how booze has enhanced my life. I’m just miffed that I’m limited to 500 words to explain why.… Continue reading

Drunkenness and my home city

Manchester is a proud city dating back to Roman times (79AD), and is the home of the 19th century industrial revolution. It is the place where scientists first split the atom and developed the first… Continue reading

The Epic of Gilgamesh (2700BCE)

The Epic of Gilgamesh is perhaps the oldest written story on earth. It is an epic poem retelling the exploits of a king who reigned over the Sumerian city-state of Uruk around 2700 BCE. Sumer… Continue reading

The Bottomless Glass of Champagne & Wedding Shame

In the summer of 2008 my brother and his beautiful wife got married. All of our family and friends were there to celebrate. I’d been running round all day as the ‘best woman’… Continue reading

A Royal Mess

Dining in nights are a great tradition in all arms of the forces as it gives everyone a chance to get togged up in our finest, eat good food, drink good wine and… Continue reading

Less alcohol: Are the British shedding their harmful habits?

Taken from The Spectator, 25 May 2013 “Gripped by his habitual despair, the French novelist Gustave Flaubert wrote to a friend in 1872, ‘I am appalled at the state of society. I’m filled… Continue reading