Teenagers – when is the right time to let go?
May08

Teenagers – when is the right time to let go?

My 16 year old son is pretty well behaved. He doesn’t skip school, he doesn’t go out without us knowing where he is and he comes in on time. We’ve never had any reason to think he’s into drugs or smoking. I’m pretty sure he doesn’t drink. He doesn’t like the taste of beer or wine and although he jokes about spirits, he’s never come in drunk or smelling of alcohol. He’s been offered...

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Geek night
Mar04

Geek night

Last night I did something I’d never done before. I WENT OUT IN FANCY DRESS. Yeah, I know, big deal. Lots of people do it all the time. But not me. I’ve led a very sheltered life. I was out with the ladies (and one very brave man) from my dance class. And we were dressed as geeks. I ummed and aahed for weeks over whether I should go. It’s the same old issues. I’m older than them. I don’t drink. I will...

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Teetotal Christmas party
Dec17

Teetotal Christmas party

I don’t drink at all. This is perfectly normal. To me. I grew up in a family of non-drinkers, my old best friends hardly drank and my best friend from university didn’t drink. I live happily in a non-drinking bubble, only occasionally colliding with the drinking world. And when I do, it leaves me unsettled. Am I wrong, or are the drinking majority wrong? Or are we all right in our own way? I don’t go out much. This...

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