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Dressing myself up and taking a drive, while wearing my favourite Ruby Pop lipstick, has lifted my spirits

So what have I been doing since we last spoke together? Not much – like anyone else of my age. However, last Friday I decided that I saw no forbidding of driving, so I dressed myself up, put on my smart red jacket, got my car keys and proceeded to drive down through the town… Read More »

‘A bad hangover used to be my favourite accessory’ – our changing relationship with alcohol

I am the child of a mixed marriage. My mother doesn’t drink at all, and never has; my father drank like most Irishmen of his generation: in a way that seems excessive now, but was within the bounds of ‘normal’ back then. My mother may not have drunk alcohol, but she was tolerant of drink.… Read More »