@ Tim – happy to volunteer to join the research group into the effects of beer and curry on diabetics. I’m on MDI, though so will you let me in? Horror of horrors, I gave up alcohol completely exactly a month ago today after a session with my brother-in-law involving a whole bottle of rum, several bottles of lager and several hours of Colin McRae Rally on the PS2. It wasn’t a pretty sight and Lara retreated to her art room muttering darkly about ‘boys’ . . . thankfully me and my marriage survived the experience.