And so I head into week two. Nine days doesn’t feel very advanced, and yet it might as well be nine years, my last glass of wine seems so far back in time. The kids are busy back at school so things are starting to get quite hectic in the evenings, and I am conscious that in the old days (10 days ago) I would have gratefully reached for the bottle of white. Tonight, with nothing to hand, I was able to react relatively calmly when several child meltdowns occurred, and this is a new thing for me: a calm reaction.
On the other hand, I would like something nice to drink. Safe, but nice. My tonic, lime and grenadine concoction is delicious, but I’ve got tonic overload and would appreciate any drink ideas which people have found successful around 7pm of an evening.