During lockdown, drinking has become a worryingly easy way to punctuate the day | Lauren O'Neill

Like many others, I turned to alcohol out of stress and boredom. I had to draw a line

“Well,” I said to my flatmate one night last March, as I poured red wine into my glass, the liquid glugging throatily. “I suppose we will just have to drink through it.”

That was early on in the pandemic, about the time that the word “lockdown” made its way from heist movies and song lyrics into common parlance. I had been sent home from the office where I work (I’ve still not been back) a few days before, and had spent the ensuing period glued to BBC News while pretending to “WFH”. Dumbfounded as I watched Boris Johnson announce the new regulations on TV, I made a weak joke: “At least there is wine.”

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