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messageRe: Alcohol Free but wanting to go out
Posted by Angelina January 11, 07:38PM

If it's hard to stop drinking for a month, it sounds like it's more than just a social thing.

I have friends who don't drink and never have and - perhaps surprisingly! - they have lots of friends and do lots of things and stopping in a pub just doesn't cross their normal activity. I've got used to it now and don't even thing about drinking.

I'm very aware of how opposite this is - my social life revolved around pubs - but we were younger then and lived at home and had to get out - it's different when you've got your own place.



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messageRe: Alcohol Free but wanting to go out
Posted by Mick Mac January 11, 10:05PM

Yes, it's like having a pub in your kitchen.

messageRe: Alcohol Free but wanting to go out
Posted by Angelina January 12, 06:46AM

LOL - that's funny.. but it does change things.

I'm not decrying the value of meeting up with friends at all just commenting on the reasons people put for not being able to not drink.

messageRe: Alcohol Free but wanting to go out
Posted by littlemissj January 12, 08:55AM

Dry January......can't believe its been a year since the last & why am I doing this to myself again???? lol

I definitely feel the benefit in my bank account he he

messageRe: Alcohol Free but wanting to go out
Posted by DulwichFox January 12, 12:18PM

littlemissj Wrote:
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> Dry January......can't believe its been a year
> since the last & why am I doing this to myself
> again???? lol
>
> I definitely feel the benefit in my bank account
> he he

I use a Excel Spreadsheet ..

Based on 3 pints a day at 4.00 a pint ... 12.00 , every time I drink less the rest goes into a tin
and at the end of the month goes into an envelope.

By cutting down throughout the year by Dec 2016 I had saved 2,650

Nice to have the readies at the time of year and no need to go to the bank for a while.

I have operated this system for the last 6 years..

You might want to operate the same system to give up smoking and see how much you can save.

Foxy

messageRe: Alcohol Free but wanting to go out
Posted by Louisa January 12, 12:24PM

What an ingenious idea Foxy. I may take a leaf out of your book. You've inspired me today.

Are you still attending curry club, and if so, are you substituting alcohol with water?

Louisa.

messageRe: Alcohol Free but wanting to go out
Posted by Angelina January 12, 12:26PM

Sidestepping the alcohol and picking up on the curries - I learnt that chillies originated in Portugal and were taken to India in the 16th Century.

Where would curries be without chillies? ! ! ! !

messageRe: Alcohol Free but wanting to go out
Posted by Louisa January 12, 12:30PM

Angelina Wrote:
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> Sidestepping the alcohol and picking up on the
> curries - I learnt that chillies originated in
> Portugal and were taken to India in the 16th
> Century.
>
> Where would curries be without chillies? ! ! ! !

This is indeed correct Angelina. The whole Peri-Peri phenomenon of recent years was as a result of Portuguese colonialism. The chillis were brought back from African colonies and grown throughout the warm climes of southern Portugal, and were eventually exported to Asian countries. More especially Sri Lanka.

Louisa.

messageRe: Alcohol Free but wanting to go out
Posted by Alan Medic January 12, 01:02PM

DulwichFox Wrote:


> By cutting down throughout the year by Dec 2016 I
> had saved 2,650

So do you go on the pi** then Fox?

messageRe: Alcohol Free but wanting to go out
Posted by Jah Lush January 12, 01:04PM

DulwichFox Wrote:
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> My diabetic team are very pleased with my
> control of my diabetes. Which I believe is due to
> my alcohol consumption.
>
> So I have a dilemma.. ?
>
> Foxy

Most people, myself included, deal with their diabetes on their own but not Dulwich Fox. He's got his own 'diabetic team'. Incredible. What a Fox!

What's the dilemma?

Is it that you regularly have to take them out for a drink on a team bonding session?

messageRe: Alcohol Free but wanting to go out
Posted by DulwichFox January 12, 03:16PM

Jah Lush Wrote:
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> DulwichFox Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
>
> > My diabetic team are very pleased with my
> > control of my diabetes. Which I believe is due
> to
> > my alcohol consumption.
> >
> > So I have a dilemma.. ?
> >
> > Foxy
>
> Most people, myself included, deal with their
> diabetes on their own but not Dulwich Fox. He's
> got his own 'diabetic team'. Incredible. What a
> Fox!
>
> What's the dilemma?
>
> Is it that you regularly have to take them out for
> a drink on a team bonding session?

By Diabetic team I mean The Doctors at DMC..
The Diabetic Nurse at DMC who I see twice a year for foot examinations and to get my HBa1c tests done and Cholesterol and enzyme levels checked.
..and the Team at DECS Kings College Hospital where I go each year for Retinal Screening.

Most of the people I know with Diabetes who 'Deal with it on their own' are now on Medication or insulin.

After 6 years with the care I have received I have managed to avoid that and am no longer concidered Diabetic
in the true sense.

DF.

messageRe: Alcohol Free but wanting to go out
Posted by Jah Lush January 12, 04:22PM

Good for you. I'm not on medication or insulin either. Ooh, and I've just come back from Kings for my yearly retinal eye screening. I don't half fancy a pint now.

messageRe: Alcohol Free but wanting to go out
Posted by DulwichFox January 12, 04:34PM

Jah Lush Wrote:
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> Good for you. I'm not on medication or insulin
> either. Ooh, and I've just come back from Kings
> for my yearly retinal eye screening. I don't half
> fancy a pint now.

After the Drops they put in your eyes, it feels like you have had 10 pints..

Any way you would not want to be trapped in the pub with a foot of snow outside.

That would be just MY luck ! Sitting by the fire in the EDT waiting for the snow to ease off..
Would be terrible..

Foxy

messageRe: Alcohol Free but wanting to go out
Posted by Jah Lush January 12, 04:39PM

DulwichFox Wrote:

> Any way you would not want to be trapped in the
> pub with a foot of snow outside.

Oh yes I would.

messageRe: Alcohol Free but wanting to go out
Posted by red devil January 12, 05:17PM

I think Jah and The Fox are finally bonding...

messageRe: Alcohol Free but wanting to go out
Posted by Louisa January 12, 05:33PM

It's nice to see. One step at a time chaps.

Louisa.

messageRe: Alcohol Free but wanting to go out
Posted by BrandNewGuy January 12, 09:20PM

DulwichFox Wrote:
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> Any way you would not want to be trapped in the
> pub with a foot of snow outside.

Reminds me of a Monday 'snow day' about eight or nine years ago. Complete blizzard on Sunday night and obviously no way transport was going to be working next day. Told my team not to come in and those with laptops to work from home. By about 11 in the morning, I looked at my better half and said, "We should go to the pub at noon." She agreed. We walked down the middle of East Dulwich Grove, crossed Lordship Lane and went into the Bishop. There were about four people in already. I told the barman that I reckoned it would fill up. He scoffed. By two o'clock, the place was heaving, they'd run out of food and there was singing. Left at about six. Fabulous day. Beer and snow!

messageRe: Alcohol Free but wanting to go out
Posted by Help-Ma-Boab January 12, 10:29PM

A brilliant and rare day in London. So peaceful and everybody was talking. I got two days off work. On the Monday went The Palmerston, for a glass of alcoholic wine..


BrandNewGuy Wrote:
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> DulwichFox Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Any way you would not want to be trapped in the
> > pub with a foot of snow outside.
>
> Reminds me of a Monday 'snow day' about eight or
> nine years ago. Complete blizzard on Sunday night
> and obviously no way transport was going to be
> working next day. Told my team not to come in and
> those with laptops to work from home. By about 11
> in the morning, I looked at my better half and
> said, "We should go to the pub at noon." She
> agreed. We walked down the middle of East Dulwich
> Grove, crossed Lordship Lane and went into the
> Bishop. There were about four people in already. I
> told the barman that I reckoned it would fill up.
> He scoffed. By two o'clock, the place was heaving,
> they'd run out of food and there was singing. Left
> at about six. Fabulous day. Beer and snow!

messageRe: Alcohol Free but wanting to go out
Posted by Louisa January 12, 10:50PM

BrandNewGuy Wrote:
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> DulwichFox Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Any way you would not want to be trapped in the
> > pub with a foot of snow outside.
>
> Reminds me of a Monday 'snow day' about eight or
> nine years ago. Complete blizzard on Sunday night
> and obviously no way transport was going to be
> working next day. Told my team not to come in and
> those with laptops to work from home. By about 11
> in the morning, I looked at my better half and
> said, "We should go to the pub at noon." She
> agreed. We walked down the middle of East Dulwich
> Grove, crossed Lordship Lane and went into the
> Bishop. There were about four people in already. I
> told the barman that I reckoned it would fill up.
> He scoffed. By two o'clock, the place was heaving,
> they'd run out of food and there was singing. Left
> at about six. Fabulous day. Beer and snow!


I too remember this day. I had a busy schedule and needed use of the bank which had somehow managed to close despite most of the staff living within striking distance of their work. I was absolutely furious, and then couldn't get any shopping because Somerfield had managed to close its doors too. An international city. Unable to deal with snow even down to the point where public transport had stopped and people were forced to walk into suburbia from the centre because even taxis wouldn't brave it. Yes it was a very memorable few days. Welcome to London, open for business (unless it snows!).

Louisa.

messageRe: Alcohol Free but wanting to go out
Posted by KidKruger January 13, 11:26AM

...that reminds me I have a suit which has been worn quite a bit lately, I need to drop it off with my Valet Team, next to the post office on LL.
On the way home I may stop off at AJ farmers to see my Plastic Household Goods Team and discuss the dilemma I currently face with respect to washing up bowl v kitchen sink topology - the inefficiencies of 'wasted corners' using a round or oval bowl in a square sink (albeit, admittedly, with slightly rounded corners) confounds my need to waste no usable washing-up space.
After that I'll pop in to see my Corner Shop Team for a can of Stella (to be shared with missus, or, my Relationship Team, at the weekend).

messageRe: Alcohol Free but wanting to go out
Posted by DulwichFox January 13, 12:21PM

Foxes are generally shy creatures... They seldom attack or bite humans.. except when cornered of injured....

messageRe: Alcohol Free but wanting to go outattachment
Posted by red devil January 13, 12:47PM

BrandNewGuy Wrote:
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> Reminds me of a Monday 'snow day' about eight or
> nine years ago. Complete blizzard on Sunday night
> and obviously no way transport was going to be
> working next day. Told my team not to come in and
> those with laptops to work from home. By about 11
> in the morning, I looked at my better half and
> said, "We should go to the pub at noon." She
> agreed. We walked down the middle of East Dulwich
> Grove, crossed Lordship Lane and went into the
> Bishop. There were about four people in already. I
> told the barman that I reckoned it would fill up.
> He scoffed. By two o'clock, the place was heaving,
> they'd run out of food and there was singing. Left
> at about six. Fabulous day. Beer and snow!

..and snow bears!

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messageRe: Alcohol Free but wanting to go out
Posted by Jeremy January 13, 01:06PM

I also remember the snowy Monday.

I walked into work. So that was nice.

messageRe: Alcohol Free but wanting to go out
Posted by DovertheRoad January 13, 10:43PM

What a special day that was. Was that the year there was a massive snowball fight in Dulwich Park? I still have some pics of that somewhere.

messageRe: Alcohol Free but wanting to go out
Posted by January 14, 06:40PM

DovertheRoad Wrote:
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> What a special day that was. Was that the year
> there was a massive snowball fight in Dulwich
> Park? I still have some pics of that somewhere.


Yes but I seem to remember a few Posters - including MrBen - moaning about everyone skiving off smiling smiley

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