Today I have not had an alcoholic drink.
This is such an unusual occurrence as to seem to require mentioning, and not only that but mentioning in a Bold, Red and Large font. I can't remember the last day I didn't drink (and in all good conscience I won't include the day a few weeks back when I waited until five past midnight - I now admit that was cheating!).
I don't usually drink huge amounts in one go, but I do drink every day. Perhaps one glass. More often two or three. What's in my drinks collection right now, I hear you ask:
Gin (about 3 litres of it - it was on special offer in Sainsbury!); Sloe gin; red wine (both boxes and bottles; white wine; Scotch malt whisky (both Glenfiddich and Bowmore - I usually have more than this though); Jamesons Irish whiskey; port (two types); Bacardi; Pimms No 1 (how terribly decadent, but no, I do not also possess a smoking jacket and cravat); Croft Original sherry; Smirnoff vodka; lager.
I live on my own, apart from two teetotal (as far as I know) cats, so they are mine, all mine I tell you, and with the notable exceptions of the vodka and the Sloe gin, I drink them all. Not at the same time you understand, but which one(s) I have at any given moment depends on how the mood takes me. More often than not I will have gin & tonic, or maybe whisky, or perhaps red wine. The rest make occasional appearances.
Anyway, by way of abstaining for the past 24 hours, I have once again proved to myself that I am not in fact an alcoholic, I just like the taste and effect of the stuff! So that's me set for another year without feeling like I might have a drink problem, before I have to abstain again to prove myself.
Slainte Mhath my friends!