Sunday, 6 January 2013

Tayyabs - Fieldgate Street, E1

In and out in under forty minutes.  Tayyabs do not fuck about on a Saturday night.

With people queuing out of the door and chaos in the lobby it was a good thing we'd booked.  Every time I've been to Tayyabs it has been manic but that all adds to the charm.

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

New years resolutions...

The longest I’ve been without a drink since I turned eighteen is a week. Seven days on antibiotics when I had my wisdom teeth out sometime in the early naughties...

Drinking has always been the norm for me; I lived in a pub for years figuratively and literally when I worked in the trade. Whilst I always try to have a couple days off between drinks recently I’ve got into the habit of drinking on a Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and most likely Sunday as well.

It’s not from any particular need to drink it’s just that when you are busy you only tend to have time to organise simple things. Meeting friends in a pub is easy so it’s what we normally do...

Then there was Christmas; December seemed to turn into a month long piss up. By the end my kidneys ache, my skin is dry as tinder, and my heart is beating faster than a mouse on coke.

With that in mind I’ve decided to give dry January a go. One whole month without booze. Part of me is actually petrified but luckily another part, probably my liver, is actually screaming with joy.

I’m giving up the fags again as well but hopefully this will be the last time I quit. Did I mention I’ve joined the gym as well... What resolutions have you made?