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What Facebook Thinks about Alcohol

January 22, 2013, No comments

As a former drinker, I find it easy to forget what life was like with alcohol. Fortunately, Facebook is always around to help me remember. Nearly 5 mi ...

Giving up alcohol for a month

Dry January: Andrea’s Story

January 15, 2013, 4 Comments

We’re now halfway through Dry January, so I decided to ask a friend about her own previous experiences, and how it’s going this time round ...


Dry January – Is It Worth It?

January 1, 2013, 8 Comments

It’s that time of year again when some people decide to take a month off from drinking alcohol. But is there any point? The short answer is maybe. T ...

Taste Test: Alcohol-free Christmas Puddings

December 19, 2012, No comments

If you’re anything like me – that is a slightly food-obsessed person living in the UK (please, don’t call me a foodie, it sounds like some k ...

Christmas Taste Tests: On the Spice Trail

December 19, 2012, No comments

Forget family, presents and goodwill: Christmas is actually a time for Christmas puddings, mulled wine and other such self-indulgent treats. And if yo ...


Taste Test: Non-alcoholic Mulled Wines

December 19, 2012, No comments

For my last post, I had my good friends over to taste test alcohol-free Christmas puddings. Considering three of us are used to the alcohol-steeped va ...

Christmas Conversion: How To Make Those Delicious Recipes Alcohol-Free

December 14, 2012, 1 Comment

There are so many delicious recipes out there for Christmas treats. Unfortunately, most of them by default are heavily steeped in alcohol. There̵ ...


Not Drinking in Mexico

November 28, 2012, No comments

Alcohol is by no means a bastion of Mexican culture, and making friends rests more on good-spirited conversation than spirits in shot glasses. Though ...

Northern Star: Leeds’ North Bar is Great for Non-Drinkers

November 5, 2012, No comments

There’s so much choice in UK pubs that drinkers can be left transfixed in a state of option anxiety. Yet for non-drinkers most British pubs are rubb ...

Working Classes and Clinking Glasses: Manchester’s Temperance Exhibition

July 13, 2012, 4 Comments

On one side of the River Irwell, the People’s History Museum is hosting an exhibition on the Temperance movement. On the other, the empty beer kegs ...