31 January 2005
I'm now well into the January non-drinking. To be honest, the first leg was a breeze, as I was laid low with "winter...
17 January 2005
In a recent poll of people's New Year resolutions, a mere 3 per cent of those questioned planned to limit their alcohol...
01 January 2005
I don't know where you stand on the issue of screw-top wine bottles but, to my mind, this development is in the same...
06 December 2004
Of course it's true. We knew it in our hearts already, but now it has been spelled out in bald, no-nonsense terms. A...
22 November 2004
The other day the editor of Vogue, Alexandra Shulman, wrote a newspaper article describing how her magazine's December...
08 November 2004
Recently, I've been asked to contribute to a programme on manners. I may not be unusually polite, but I do have some...
25 October 2004
If I had to nominate the single biggest difference between my life and that of my mother (besides not having children...
11 October 2004
If alcohol were available only at Tesco, or sold exclusively from behind grilles in the back of Asda, there would be a...
13 September 2004
They say that you can tell a gentleman by his shoes. An exaggeration, perhaps, but the footwear choices of both sexes...
30 August 2004
If there's an idea that really appeals to me, it's of the bar that feels like a private club, but is actually open to...
16 August 2004
Recently a friend was diagnosed with a rare medical condition which entails, among other inconveniences, that she stay...
02 August 2004
I wouldn't like to add up the amount that I spend annually on bottled water, but it's about what I used to spend on...
05 July 2004
The other night, I was at this perfume launch (True Star from Tommy Hilfiger, to be specific) featuring Beyonce as the...
07 June 2004
Now that I have friends with children who are reaching the "where do babies come from?" age, I am readying myself with...
24 May 2004
There aren't many situations in which deciding whether to drink becomes an issue. It is best to refuse the offer of a...

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