I took a trip to to see what it's like to be a Butler. There's a Butler school in Oxfordshire believe it or not, at Ditchley Park, a stately home near Chipping Norton!
It's a far cry from everyday life and as you'll hear, I'm not up to it...
Tuesday 23 September 2008
Tuesday 9 September 2008
I've had a very enjoyable time touring the country from friend to friend, 20 of them in total - in Sheffield, Manchester, Nottingham, London, Canterbury, Cheltenham, Swindon and Oxford.
One thing that has stayed in my mind is the way alcohol was central to my meet-ups.
Every friend that I met with, except for one who is tee-total, have been keen to share a drink with me.
It's just assumed that to socialise, you drink booze together.
I'm not taking the moral high ground here, I gladly drank almost every night!
One thing I have learnt is how easy it would be to slip into the bad habit of drinking every night.
Our society dictates that to relax after a hard day's work, to socialise with friends, to console oneself or to celebrate, we drink alcohol.
I raise a glass to all those I met up with!