(Is DF, Daily Fail?)
Post by krw Post by Vicky Ayech
but it is a serious thing. Mind you, Peggy and Jenny and Lilian have
dealt with it before. jack wasn't really identified as having an
illness and in need of help though, was he? Just assumed he was Bad
and didn't function well.
Serious point: attitudes to alcoholism have changed over the decades -
_probably_ for the better, though there's still a long way to go. I
_think_ the last year or two have concentrated people's mind, too, and I
_hope_ we will emerge with a better attitude to alcohol in general: we
will mainly see a return to how we were before, but I'm _hoping_ there
will be a _slight_ improvement.
For example, I recently saw a tweet from someone referring to the
"ridiculous" table-only rule for alcohol. Which made me think: what _is_
the attraction of drinking standing up? I certainly feel more at ease
eating in a pub if there are _not_ people _standing_ drinking. But with
my other (live and let live) hat on, I'm not _sure_ I want to keep that
ban - just because it's something that doesn't appeal to me (to the
extent I can't even _see_ the attraction of), I don't want to ban it if
there are people who like to do it. (Sorry, "publicans like it" _won't_
Post by krw
Clearly TPTB decided that the almighty Aldridges needed taking down a
Briangate was that, though, surely? Him having to pay out an _awful_
lot, and them having to move to somewhere (relatively!) poky, and Jenny
having to lose her kitchen.
Post by krw
few pegs and we all know that Alice was going to have a falling down
episode at some point - the signposts have been there for about 10-15
years. She is obviously Jack's grand daughter.
Yes; I was quite surprised when it initially happened (her getting drunk
at parties), as I'd always thought her very bright. But I'm not denying
it can happen, including to bright people, and I suppose I must admit -
if that was the way it was going to go - that they've done it _very_
well, as you say over many years. (Can't comment on the Jack's gdd
aspect - he was before my listening time.)
Post by krw
However they waited 10 years to give Ian a baby and we have heard
harldy anything of Alexander or the Pipsqueak - surely they would be
playing together regularly? Allowing Pip to interact with someone!
And then months of slavery and meanwhile the Bull is fading away, Kathy
remains in hiding and Lower Loxley amazingly has not gone bankrupt from
losing its licence and all those wedding bookings with Brookfield
slowly disappearing into non-existence. Very poor.
Agreed. Some of those strings/threads do need attention.
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)***@T+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf
As for cooking, what a bore that is. It's such a faff, thinking of what to
have, buying it and cooking it and clearing up, then all you do is eat it -
and have to start all over again next day. Hunter Davies, RT 2017/2/4-10