Rosie enjoys ale, beer and rum. (Picture: Getty)Spill it is the series where we get people to anonymously tell us about their drinking habits.
We’re talking to men and women from all over the world about how much they really drink.
Not how much they tell their doctor they drink, or a rough guesstimate, but the unvarnished boozy truth. This week we’re hearing from Rosie (not her real name) who is a 27-year-old from Gloucestershire, who runs a plant based catering business.
I work on Fridays, it’s like the beginning of the week for our business. My husband and I are always catering for a brewery or a wine cellar. I love my business, my husband is the food creative and I runt he other aspects of the business.
This evening we probably have around 3 pints along with hefty portions of curry.
My drinking is affected by my job- we drink to connect and socialise with our customers (and because we love craft beer).
I wake up, not hung over, ready for another day of fun! Helping my husband prep food for private Sunday events and trying out some rum for cake – what a great excuse!
Had maybe six shots each. Felt a bit sickly after it, but we decided to make some lentils and rice, which helped going to bed clear headed!
Wake up at 7am, not hung over, leave to cater for our event. Everything goes well, we have a couple of pints each. We come back home, clean and go to bed around 12am.
I started a new job at the beginning of the year in order to support our business. It’s not ideal, it is so tiring and sometimes as I have to work around animal corpses being cooked (I do not eat animals) – and being around death creates so much negative energy.
The positive side of it is that I cater every Monday to Wednesday for a nursery, baking vegan cakes and making veggie food.
I feel tired by noon, because of all the weekend drinking I guess. But this is a usual Monday for me so I get over it quickly. No drinks.
Second day at the nursery, I finish by 2pm. I am happy to go home and work on the business marketing.
My husband makes tea and I sit down and plan the weekend, beautiful mushroom pasta that I demolish! I respond to emails and work on our website. No drinks.
I finish work around 2pm. Wednesday is our fire starter! It’s all about making sure all the orders are in for the next day and all the accounts have been done. No drinks.
We deliver our recipe boxes as soon as we come back from our half-day jobs. Husband goes for a run; I email recipe cards to our subscribers! We have 1 pint each at the local brewery.
It’s Friday again. What we drank in the week is pretty usual, and I don’t feel any different. Will probably have a couple of pints each tonight.
Tomorrow we have to cater for a wedding, so we will be staying up and preparing for it!
Units drunk: 15.6
Units recommended by the NHS: 14
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