Quote of the week
“I drink only to make my friends seem interesting” – Don Marquis
My favourite story has to be the one about Wandzia – the Polish badger passed out on a beach – and it’s a girl badger – wouldn’t you know it…
Wandzia was discovered surrounded by seven (empty beer) bottles. There were two more empties in the bushes so that’s where the party started. It is believed she stole them from fellow beachgoers, before removing the caps with her teeth. Recovery took place in an animal shelter where she lay unconscious for two days. Wandzia has partially recovered and is now sleeping, drinking water and eating chick meat – badger equivalent of a fry up I guess.
STAGGERING STATISTICS FROM UK
Moving from Poland to the UK where some staggering summer statistics around alcohol have emerged. 3,200 bottles of wine are consumed EVERY MINUTE. White wine is the favourite with 24 bottles being drunk every second. At least I cannot be blamed as no longer live in UK.
Britons spend 15 billion pounds every year getting tipsy – going out or staying home – or both. Pubs and restaurants are as popular as ever but the nation is buying more booze from supermarkets and off licences to enjoy at home.
Figures from Alcohol Concern show drinking now costs the NHS 3.5 billion pounds a year – that’s 120 pounds for every taxpayer.
WHAT DO WE DRINK WHEN WE ARE NOT DRINKING?
We are on a constant quest to answer this question for you and will be coming up with healthy and tasty alternatives in the future – anything from teas to mocktails.
Perhaps you can send us your favourite non-alcoholic drink recipe and we will publish it to share with our readers?
Here is one we love…
Turmeric is a natural wonder in the healing world and has been used as a powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic and anti-depressant since ancient times. We all need to consume more turmeric and find ways to incorporate it into our daily diet.
Why not swop your morning coffee for a delicious cup of turmeric-ginger tea.
Find the full article and get the tea recipe in the original article here
We love doggies here at World Without Wine and could not resist this one..