What Facebook Thinks about Alcohol

22 January 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 ...

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Dry January: Andrea’s Story

15 January 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 ...

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Dry January – Is It Worth It?

1 January 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

19 December 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

19 December 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 ...

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Taste Test: Non-alcoholic Mulled Wines

19 December 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

14 December 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 ...

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Not Drinking in Mexico

28 November 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

5 November 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

13 July 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 ...