Britney’s family have done it again… will she ever really be free?
Britney’s family have done it again… will she ever really be free?

Sarah Finnan

Supper Club: Ed Smith’s Borough Market spiced butterflied mackerel
Supper Club: Ed Smith’s Borough Market spiced butterflied mackerel

Meg Walker

16 great prints and posters to add some life to your walls
16 great prints and posters to add some life to your walls

Megan Burns

Social Pictures: InterContinental Dublin Horse Show Ladies Day
Social Pictures: InterContinental Dublin Horse Show Ladies Day

Sarah Gill

Lunchtime Fashion Fix: Casual work outfits to elevate your current office attire
Lunchtime Fashion Fix: Casual work outfits to elevate your current office attire

Sarah Finnan

You won’t mind leaving your dishes on the counter with these surprisingly chic dish drainers
You won’t mind leaving your dishes on the counter with these surprisingly chic dish drainers

Lauren Heskin

Sick of the clutter? How to detox your wardrobe (and not regret it)
Sick of the clutter? How to detox your wardrobe (and not regret it)

Louise Slyth

If I knew then what I know now: Evelyn Moynihan, CEO of Kilkenny Group, on risk-taking
If I knew then what I know now: Evelyn Moynihan, CEO of Kilkenny Group, on...

Fiona Alston

August 09: Today’s top stories in 60 seconds
August 09: Today’s top stories in 60 seconds

Sarah Finnan

Getting hitched with your kids in tow – madness or magic?
Getting hitched with your kids in tow – madness or magic?

Jessie Collins

Image / Self / Parenthood
premium
SELF

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


Audio
by Lynn Enright
21st Jun 2021

Read time: 6 minutes

Getty

blank

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,”...

You have reached a premium article.

For unlimited digital access to the stories worth paying for, subscribe now to IMAGE from just €4.99 a month
Subscribe