thread A bit too much red wine last night
on top of the white wine and the beers.

permalink First alcohol free Saturday
for quite literally decades - normally it's 2 or 3 cocktails followed by 1.5 - 2 bottles of wine. Nice to wake up with a clear head this morning, though I woke ravenously hungry, presumable because I'd had 800-1200 fewer calories than usual. We also tried some of those alcohol free drinks - G&T flavoured pop and the like, and they just gave me horrible reflux. Tea it is then, for the next 29 days.

/rolls spliff
permalink check this guys overview
he does abot 20 all in i think
permalink I'm reliably informed
the Brew Dog Nanny State stuff is good if you like that sort of thing. Although really, as you say, the benefits of not drinking like a middle-class wanker is the massive drop in calories.
permalink Nanny State is ALL
the lovely as long as you like hoppy ales. Adnams Ghost Ship is excellent even on tap and tesco do a 'cider' by Sheppeys which is fucking lovely. My local now does 3 different types of alcohol free, yay them.
permalink Big Drop is also good.
Ghost Ship isn't low alcohol...
permalink big drop stout gets recommended all the time
and even made silver up against 'real' stouts!
it's a quid at tescos at the moment
permalink Alcohol free Ghost Ship is ;)
£1.30 in tesco and if you're feeling flush £4 fucking 40 in the Old Ticket Office in Cambridge Station.
permalink At the moment, Brewdog are also doing Raspberry Blitz
"alcohol free raspberry sour ale"

If that rocks one's boat.
permalink TBH,
I'm not sure if I want to drink near beers. I've tasted Nanny State and hated it (and I do love a good hoppy ale), and there's one by Thornbridge that was bloody awful. I think they just make one want a proper drink. Nah, I'm going to do tea and my own homemade cordials from now until the 4th of Feb.

Like I say, having the occasional spliffette helps, even if it's a just a one-skinner, with a tiny sprinkle of hashish at the tip. Just enough to dull the pain in my foot, and give a mild buzz for a short while.
permalink Yeah... I think a lot of them are actually very good...
... but may make one pissed off that they're not the real thing. Because one is a booze-hound.

Nanny State is nice. But I understand the disappointment.

I'm only going for "Moist January"... ie definitely not dry, but hopefully less sodden than usual.
permalink our dry january has so far just described the type of prossecco we are drinking
permalink I did not have an alcoholic beverage at all yesterday
I think, for the first time in over a month. Oops. From here on in, January is certainly not going to be dry, but maybe just moist, rather than drenched
permalink it's just a mindset thing
i drink them for the bitter taste after doing something physically taxing
permalink Finished off the belgian christmas ales last night
Now the tricky bit of returning to work that is trying to reassemble some kind of daily schedule
permalink no booze
no caffeine. Trying not to eat too much but getting dizzy easily. Not unwell as such but ehn. Think I might need extra iron and sunshine.
permalink my latest snack delight is a
bite of snickers and while you still have it in your mouth 2 ginger nut biscuits
if i was serving it or could be arsed it'd be a snickers ginger nut sandwich but i'm just taking the slob way out
permalink This flu is kicking my arse today
Feel like I was being weighed down by a hippo all night
permalink I think the 6 mile walk yesterday
was probably a mistake.
permalink We were up at 4am to drive
from Bristol to Wigan.

MrsJam stopped about 40 minutes from home and I drove the rest of the way as she was tired. Only I didn't really drive, it was more like parking and forgetting to put the handbrake on and rolling forward a bit.

There were at least three accidents, the biggest involving a couple of lorries and four cars.