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Wednesday, 13 January 2016

The Fun Police

Back on the bike today and it was hard work. I’ve not got over Sunday’s evil run yet, let alone Tuesdays, but I coped.

It's dogging tonight then afterwards we have another pub to support, the Masons in Mickleover, and I meet L there. Obviously we have to go in disguise due to these new lower drinking limits being introduced, we don’t want the Fun Police finding out what we’re up to.

A blog I read (Velvet Glove, Iron Fist) has been demolishing the new guidelines and dug out some interesting old advice that in the 1960s, people were told not to drink more than a bottle of wine a day. By 1979 the advice had changed to no more than 56 units a week. This fell in 1984 to 14-21 units for women and 21-36 units for men. By the end of the 1980s it had become 14 units for women and 21 units for men. They have now fallen to 14 for both sexes. To presumably being phased out completely within the next ten years or so.

(Wednesday 13th January)

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