Giving up alcohol for a month
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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. Andrea (32) is an Account […]

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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. The long […]

Going Dry
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February 22, 2012, No comments

Grace Fletcher-Hackwood shares her tips for going dry, from anticipating your own excuses to the problem of the Risotto Exception – whatever that is.

Dry January: Halfway There (Image: DC Sterne)
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January 17, 2012, No comments

(Guest post by Grace Fletcher-Hackwood) On Day 2 of Dry January, a group of us descended on one of my favourite bars in Manchester’s Northern Quarter …

Duff Zero
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January 6, 2012, 2 Comments

So that’s us all limping collectively into 2012 bearing our collective hangovers, if not of the alcoholic kind then the financial. My own Christmas and New Year involved me practising […]

Dry January (image: malko)
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December 31, 2011, 1 Comment

(Guest post by Grace Fletcher-Hackwood) I’d say my drinking habits are about average for someone from my age and background. In other words: inconsistent. I don’t really …

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