- I think I may get a Chocolate Guinness* Cake (please, please God) and if I do and I drink I might then go crazy and eat savage amounts of it. You think smoking dope gives you the munchies? It’s drinking white wine that gives you the appetite of a hungry bear emerging from hibernation.
- And it is only since I quit drinking that people have started to remark that my rotundity is lessening – which is encouraging.
- My sobriety is also especially nice for nephews when they surprise us by turning up unexpectedly in Belfast to have a kindly Aunt who can pick them up and carefully drive them to their granny’s house.
But then again…
But then again, again – Oh sod it. I’ll stay sober until October. Then we’ll see.
*Unlike Markham I’m not going purist and will allow myself the occasional brandy ball or wine gum.