Two and a half years ago I gave up drinking alcohol. I am not talking about doing a health kick or trying a 'dry' month - I am talking cold turkey, out of my system, soda water instead of champagne sober.
On this particular episode, Deborah and fellow comedian Sarah Pascoe interviewed Catherine Mayer, leader of the recently formed Women’s Equality Party. Interest spiked, I was all ears for the next two and a half hours.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the concept, ‘ghosting’ is when someone close to you disappears out of your life with no explanation at all and ignores all of your attempts to get in contact with them in order to receive an explanation.
Sometime around November last year, I was scanning my inbox when an e-mail came through: my heart skipped a beat, I messaged my housemates instantly and grabbed my credit card. Edward Albee’s infamous Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf was coming to London with none other than Imelda Staunton as the lead.
Last Friday, strangely enough, I found myself wandering around the vaults of The Royal Arts Society at London Fashion Week. Yes, you read that correctly, jeans and t-shirt wearing me, backstage at one of the most prestigious fashion events in the world. And no, I haven't thrown it in and decided to become a fashion blogger (ha - can you imagine!), nope - I was there for work.
I started 2017 with a barrage of emotions hitting me from all sides. Between the 1st and the 4th of January I not only got hurt badly by someone but I also received the best news I've ever had, so fair to say I was a little all over the place. I realised though, that I seemed to be having more bad days than good.
It’s that time of the year again – the one time when people bombard me with question after question about how to stay alcohol-free and ask how I’ve managed to do it for years. Where are the best alcohol-free bars? What do you drink instead? Where in London can you buy non-alcoholic beers? Yep - it looks like everyone has decided to give #DryJanurary a go.
So I’ve survived the first week of 2017! The world hasn’t imploded (probably as Trump hasn’t yet taken centre stage), I haven’t had one of those ‘grass is greener’ moments (yet) and this year, for the first time ever, I have taken the conscious decision not to make any New Year’s resolutions or jump on board with any January trends.