February 22nd, 2003

Yet again I am veering dangerously close to alcoholism. Since Christmas my intake has increased tenfold and the realisation that there was no more alcohol in the house last night struck fear through my soul. So I went out on the lash and easily knocked back the pints at a rate not not seen since my university days. Today it stops. Back on the mineral water again. Hopefully the belly will retreat and the mind will regain clarity of thought.

Tonight Helen is having a leaving work do in MK. We’re off to an Italian for some top nosh. After that, Helen and her work buddies will hit the town. I will return home, away from the temptations of evil.