I was horrified to see this advert at a London station this weekend. It clearly shows ideas for a little girl to organise to celebrate Mother's day for her Mum. Why does it have to show a bottle of GIN! I am aware that Dad will probably be buying any gift Mum receives but kids seeing this poster will naturally assume Gin is what Mum's need. Totally irresponsible or is it just me being an old git?
Just three days ago I wrote a blog mentioning the misleading article in the BBC news about Red Wine being GOOD for your teeth.
Now we have yet another article but this time moaning about acidic drinks being BAD for your teeth, and although the article headlines on fruit teas it mentions the prime candidate for decay amongst acidic drinks being, you guessed it - WINE!
I wonder who obviously doesn't edit this stuff!
I saw this yesterday, and it is yet another of those stories that would have given me the excuse to keep drinking. Sometimes I think the BBC must receive handouts from the drinks industry. There is simply no excuse to keep promoting the drinking of wine when we know the alcohol is harmful and yet there are substances in the grape which albeit perhaps beneficial can be found in many other drinks and fruits as well. At least the article did mention this fact such as the supposedly beneficial polyphenols being found in:
I belong to a charity organisation that meets a few time a year for a formal evening meal. During the meal we always have a raffle which is usually for a bottle of drink. This year, and with me as a teetotaller being president of the dinner the treasurer who organises the raffle decided to have as a prize a book voucher instead.
Now I don't mind there being a prize of booze and I even enter the raffle on the basis that the money is for charity and I don't expect to win anyway, but I do appreciate the treasurer feeling it was more suitable to have a non-alcoholic prize during my presidential year.
Two dinners on there have been so many complaints and so much moaning we have decided to cancel the raffle at the dinner tonight. It is a shame really and I will be shaking the charity bag for contributions regardless but it does show that fewer people are interested in reading these days. I used to love getting book tokens as a kid.
In case you missed it on Sunday evening, you can see my live blog for ClubSoda by following this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0ZBvyIeHoA
I apologise in advance for the rubbish picture quality as I used my desktop and should have used my iPhone, but then it is only my face for half an hour and you are therefore better just listening than risking nightmares later on.
You can find out more about the fabulous group ClubSoda by following the links on my home page or simply going to Clubsodauk on facebook.