AAA Acceptable Alcohol Abuse

So I’m standing at the counter in the chemist, picking up a few bits and pieces, 600ml of Paediatric Nurofen (Orange Flavour), 800ml Calpol (Original, please), 24 sachets of Dioralyte, Paralink, 36 sachets of teething granules, 6+ Calpol Fastmelts, 24 Uniflu, anything for mosquitos on special offer, 48 pack of Nurofen Plus, 48 Soluble Solpadeine,…

St. Patricks Day

There aren’t too many times in my life that I have been embarrassed to be Irish but being assumed to be a beer lovin’ Paddy that enjoys nothing more than a pint and a fight on Paddy’s Day is one of them. Ashamed of the paddywhackery that seems to the have framed the essence of Irishness is…

Oktoberfest in Doha

  Three weeks into our expatriation to Doha and the novelty of clean living is wearing off. It’s ironic that during these first weeks of trying to make a home on the peninsula off Saudi Arabia where you need a licence to buy alcohol in the off-licence, that there was never a time that the…