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Lynn Enright: With motherhood on the horizon, will I ever be interested in alcohol again?


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by Lynn Enright
21st Jun 2021

Read time: 6 minutes

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The third lockdown coincided with Lynn Enright's pregnancy, making giving up alcohol surprisingly easy. However, now she wonders if it's a habit she'll ever return to, and if not, who will she be?

The other night I went to the pub for the first time in almost a year. Of course, pubs aren’t really pubs these days, not like they used to be. And I don’t really drink these days, not like I used to. Sitting at a rickety table on a patch of cordoned-off road, I ordered a white wine spritzer with a very small amount of wine. “A very small amount, like tiny, like a drop,”...

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