Total amount raised: £2130.00 ... including Gift Aid: £2501.26

Friday, 29 January 2016

Dry January called off early

There she is. Mummy's special grape juice. Not long now!
We have just had word that Dry January has ended early.

A spokesperson said "We're sorry. We forgot this was a five weekend month. Everybody's been very well-behaved but if we don't call it quits now, things could get out of hand."

Faye Cotter, who hasn't touched a drop since 1 Jan, told this blog: "Thank f*** for that. Honestly. I had no idea how horrible it was going to be. Four weeks is enough, isn't it? Good. We've proved something. Now, who wants a pint?"

Although landlords had been looking forward to the boost in trade on 1 Feb, a spokesperson agreed it just didn't seem right.

"Ending on a Monday was shaping up to be a real test for dry drinkers. Go on a bender at the beginning of the week and admit you probably do have a problem? Or try to hold out for another four days? Far better to finish Dry January on a Friday night so Britain's alcohol dependents can kid themselves they're just choosing to put a bottle or two away in celebration."

Saturday, 9 January 2016

Toby Foster Does Dry January

I meant to write a summary of my thoughts after I started back on booze. I spent 2015 not quite getting round to it. It was a busy year.

A couple of days ago BBC Radio Sheffield called and told me their excellent breakfast show presenter Toby Foster was doing Dry January. They asked me if I'd like to have a chat with him about my experiences of going dry for a year. Here is the result:

Or if you can't see the above widget, here is the result, on my Soundcloud page.