Humans throughout history have enjoyed wine and ale. The world’s greatest empires were created under the influence of alcohol and we’d even go as far to say that the most important decisions ever made were fuelled by a tipple of some sort. That’s why we think ‘Dry January’ is a bad idea. We’re not saying go crazy but we are saying a nice little swig here and there could help you through the darkest and most depressing month on the calendar.
That’s why we’ve put together 5 reasons to persuade you NOT to have a dry January. Have a read then come to the Bowgie and get un-dry!
1. You are already working on your resolutions to eat less, read more, exercise daily and curb your spending…. Surely a little liquid treat is a reward for all this depravity? The more you ban things you enjoy, the more likely you are to succumb to temptation. By allowing yourself a small drink you are actually doing yourself a favour. Plus, if you swap your usual beverage of choice for a large coke or lemonade you could actually be upping your calorie intake which won’t help you with that resolution to lose weight will it?
2. Sensible drinking with plenty of dry days every week is actually better for you than a month of nothing preceded and proceeded by a month of excess. Maybe use January to change your drinking habits for good by enjoying just a couple of units a week without over doing it.
3. Blue Monday is the 15th January. It’s that awful financial midpoint between the Christmas overspend and your next payday. It’s when reality hits and the bills start piling up on the doormat. We believe any form of alcohol deprivation will actually make blue Monday an even darker hue…. So why push yourself so low? Lighten up guys! Pop into the Bowgie, share your woes with your mates over a pint and see how much better you feel afterwards when you realise we’re all in it together!
4. Cornwall is flying high when it comes to brewing and blending. As the birth place of a cacophony of wondrous ales and ciders AND home to plenty of delicious Cornish gin varieties too, it seems rude and downright foolish to miss the opportunity to sample them during January.
5. If you really must have a break there are better months to choose. In January we’re all sluggish, suffering from post-Christmas blues, we’re cold, we’re carrying a few extra pounds and not many of us feel good about ourselves to make such a big change. We reckon a warmer month is a better option. You can sip on iced fruit juices and tropical smoothies as the sun kisses your cheeks and you can frolic in the sun without the need for any alcoholic boost. Yeah, summer is a much better time to go dry…. January has always been and always will be ‘wet’. Why change it?
So there you have it folks. We look forward to seeing you all at The Bowgie Inn, Crantock this January!