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12-03-2008 23:15
What a Darling


Thought I may as well update this post.

Now not only am I no longer allowed to drink on tmany streets, now whereever I do consume alcohol, I have to pay more tax on it so long as i reside in the UK.

04-03-2008 20:03
Problems None


No worries.

Yes I read your post on the tour and the Restaurant in the Mountains (hills) with great interest.

Enjoy the red.

04-03-2008 20:00
G2EWS Hi Lynda,

Many thanks for your thoughts.

Hi Trev,

Did not mean to come over strongly, it just seemed that I had pointed out an interesting programme and got what I saw as an odd response.

As it happens I am also sat here with my normal tipple of red wine. I may have mentioned before that Claire and I go to France a few times a year with the major purpose of bringing back a shed load of wine! Oh and visiting our favourite restaurant!

I am aware that as drinkers of over a bottle a night we are probably over the top. But I am also aware that a couple of glasses of red wine are particularly good for you every day. So we do our best to keep our end up

Think it better if I go and remove a few lines from my previous thread!


04-03-2008 19:52

Hello Chris,

Certainly no aggression or suggestion I can or indded do drink to excess from me. Though in reading it on the forum here, I can see how it may come accross.

I was simply giving my response to your post regarding the program. One of a great number of biased shows that are aired on TV and Radio of late.

I am very sorry to hear of your losses, I have had my unfair share of those and point out that I am not ignorant of the results of excess drinking. Again, not something I stated or suggested I do.

I like a drink, I do not as such like the idea of us, that do partake in alcholic beverages, like yourself, to be frowned upon as social outcasts. Similar to that what smokers suffer. Programs like the one you mention just enforce non drinkers views that anyone who does like beer, wines or spirits is a Binge Drinking Drunken Fool. In addition, children could be led to believe (or rather brainwashed) into the wrong opinions on what might become the "A" word.

As one or two others have suggested, Balance and moderation.

I await my posts to be quoted and ripped apart by our English Teacher.

Maybe I should stick to asking and answering technical questions in the future.

04-03-2008 19:46
savannah Very sorry to hear that news Chris.
You were right it WAS an eyeopener and alcohol IS a poison even if we enjoy it I said moderation is a word that some people just do not understand.
All my sympathies to you and your family.

04-03-2008 19:30
G2EWS Sorry people, I decided it was better if I remove the information I put on this thread a little while ago.

Don't worry there are no conspiracies just me deciding it was better to do so.

Thanks for your tolerance.


04-03-2008 18:36
savannah Moderation and Education is what is needed.........
04-03-2008 18:36
Groper Again well said Trev.

My Daughter-in-Law died aged 37yrs - very rarely drank alcohol.
J.Healey -A brilliant Canadian rock and roll and blues guitarist/singer died
at the weekend aged 42(Blind from the age of 1 yr due to retinoblastoma).
Anyone interested in Blues/Rock&Roll can find lots of his music on Utube.
My Brother-in-Law died aged 70 yrs during a routine surgical operation-no evidence of liver disease at P.M.-being a doctor(medical) he drank heavily all the years I new him .

04-03-2008 18:17
thefman well said trev
04-03-2008 17:28
Hello All

Hello all,

I am a drinker.

I drink in the House & Garden
I drink with the Neighbours
I drink at social occasions
I drink in the motorhome
I drink in pubs
I drink in restaurants

Though I am not allowed to drink on many a UK street!

I don't drink every day.

Since being 18 or so I have nearly always drank alcohol as has my wife, other than we were starting a family then we both gave up. I have always drank in front of the kids and inroduced them to drinking a very small glass of wine with meals on special occasions (usualy on Holiday in France) when they were around 14-15 years old.

Now the Kids are older, our Daughters two of which are over the drinking age, are not big "drinkers". One may have the odd small beer, another a Pissang and orange, just the one mind and the other rarely anything.

My Father never Drank, died young as did his first wife who was only late twenties. my Mother never Drank, died early sixties.
My Wife's Parents, big drinkers, still alive late seventies. Their Parents (Wife's Grandparents for those who may be losing it) Regular drinkers, Grandad died happily in his sleep, started to hide the Whiskey and Brandy from Grandma when she was 85, she found it, drank it and died aged 101 years young and she smoked up until being 85 as did Grandad. Grandma did eat an apple a day mind!.

Now okay, I know what you may be thinking, genetics, lifestyle and so on but considering the information we are given regarding drinking alcohol my Wife's Grandparents should have been six feet under long before they were.

If you like a tipple, you can either, believe everything you watch and hear in the press and media. Or carry on, enjoy yourselves with a sensible drink when you fancy one or more. If it worries you, have an apple with it or drink a glass of cider.

And if you give up booze and are out in the motorhome, beware of being gassed (by the batteries or LPG of course) being robbed, murdred, killed in a crash, drowned on a ferry, buried alive in a tunnel and so on. Oh and do not forget to beware of being paralysed by ticks!.

Fed up of the media and drunken idiots giving alcohol a bad name.

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