A local couple who decided to stock up on Christmas drink early this year will have to do it again after they unexpectedly went and drank it all.
Tom and Mary Bracken from Tullamore decided to beat the Christmas rush and buy their annual festive beers, wines and spirits in November, somehow believing it would still all be there a month later.
Tom explained why they probably stocked up too early.
“We always have a few on a Friday night to wind down after a long week. Sometimes that can turn into a session. Saturday nights obviously we have a nice few. I mean what sort of weirdo doesn’t get hammered on a Saturday night? That always turns into a session. Sunday night of course you have to have a cure. Just to help you sleep like. I won’t lie. That has also, on occasion, been known to turn into a session.”
The couple say they both love Christmas and can’t wait for this year’s festivities to begin even with the current restrictions.
“It might be a bit different again this year but it’s still a lovely time of year and it’s great for children.” said Mary. “As long as they’re happy that’s what it’s all about. And of course we get to have two solid weeks of non-stop sessions.”