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Old 14th Dec 2016, 19:08
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Enjoying a drink...too much?

Having been on earlies (0600 report) the last three days, I haven't had a drop since Saturday night. Just got home after a long, fairly enjoyable but tiring day's flying, and as I've got a later report tomorrow, made myself a G & T from one of my birthday gifts of Martin Millers Gin and elderflower FeverTree tonic with a slice of lime. 3 sips in, it tastes divine and now I'm worried how I'm instantly feeling better about life... Have I got a problem?😋
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Having been on earlies (0600 report) the last three days, I haven't had a drop since Saturday night. Just got home after a long, fairly enjoyable but tiring day's flying, and as I've got a later report tomorrow, made myself a G & T from one of my birthday gifts of Martin Millers Gin and elderflower FeverTree tonic with a slice of lime. 3 sips in, it tastes divine and now I'm worried how I'm instantly feeling better about life... Have I got a problem?😋
Depends. How much gin left in the bottle?
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Old 14th Dec 2016, 19:37
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"I'm worried how I'm instantly feeling better about life... "


If you're feeling relaxed you're probably not destined for an early heart attack.
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Old 14th Dec 2016, 19:39
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Depends. How much gin left in the bottle?
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None! 😜But it was a miniture! ( Gift set of various gins and posh tonic)
I'm a lot better than I used to be at stopping when I should. Nowadays I weigh up the benefits of a few drinks on time off with the disadvantages of how I'll feel the next day. Part of getting older, I guess. (I hit 10 for the 4th time 2 weeks ago!) (or 4 for the 10th.)
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"I'm worried how I'm instantly feeling better about life... "


If you're feeling relaxed you're probably not destined for an early heart attack.
Best advice I've had for a long time, better pour another! 👹
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A study:

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Old 14th Dec 2016, 21:16
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Have I got a problem?😋
Yes - major problem - insufficient drinking time

As was the norm with service life I used to overdo it until I hit 35 and realised I had better cut down on the booze.
Trouble is - nothing else is as nice as a good quality glass of alcohol,but these days the max I ever have is a couple of glasses of wine with a wee malt as a nightcap
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( Gift set of various gins and posh tonic)
I'm reading these lines of wit with a G&T in my hand made from Hendriks gin and Shweppes tonic. But how much difference would I notice if I had found something like a posh tonic?
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I'm reading these lines of wit with a G&T in my hand made from Hendriks gin and Shweppes tonic. But how much difference would I notice if I had found something like a posh tonic?
My brother and sister in law swear by Fever Tree tonic. I've been a bit sceptical as it costs almost as much as the gin. Got to say, though, it does make a different drink, seems to bring out the taste of the gin more. But it's all a matter of taste and Hendriks and Shweppes sounds fine to me. Make mine a double!
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My brother and sister in law swear by Fever Tree tonic. I've been a bit sceptical as it costs almost as much as the gin. Got to say, though, it does make a different drink, seems to bring out the taste of the gin more. But it's all a matter of taste and Hendriks and Shweppes sounds fine to me. Make mine a double!
Thanks

At my point in life I don't drink enough to worry about my innards and can afford to spend extra $$$ to try the better stuff for the same buzz.

If it's really noticeable I may have two .... I only wish the airlines would serve something tolerable like your suggestions When I fly I tend to drink more just to ignore how bad the first one tasted
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''Don't have a drink problem, 'cept when I can't get a drink''. Tom Waits.
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Opposite here. Not touched a drop for 7 weeks. I feel better, I don't miss it. I've lost a little weight. My days off are productive. I get out and about and don't waste a day recovering.

We are hosting a party in our home on Saturday. I'd rather not. But I refuse to remain sober in a room full of drunks getting more 'funnier' and philosophical as the night goes on!
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What would Keith Richards say?
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"But I refuse to remain sober in a room full of drunks getting more 'funnier' and philosophical as the night goes on!"

No, do it - its very educational to be stone cold sober in a room full of drunks. But, be warned, you may find it a life changing experience and not necessarily in a good way.
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To go back a few posts to the subject of G & Ts.

Many years ago when living on an oil camp in the jungles of Sumatra, supplies of imported gin could run short and one was forced to purchase some of the local brew. Branded as Mansion House it was thought that it was probably distilled from the polish of the same name (anyone remember that?)

Seem to remember a fairly recent newspaper report concerning a UK national dying from methanol poisoning in Indonesia after drinking the same stuff. Must have been a bad lot as I must have consumed gallons of the stuff in the early '80s when I was a 'bottle of gin a night' person.

Had some vile hangovers mind you!
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