I have just put down my first book of the year. And considering I'm doing the year alcohol free, you won't be surprised to hear that it was called 'The unexpected Joy of being sober' by Catherine Gray The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober: Discovering a happy, healthy, wealthy alcohol-free life To be honest I … Continue reading ‘The unexpected joy of being sober’
It was Mother's Day yesterday. I managed to get us in to an Italian restaurant for some food. Me, Ruth and Harrison. The restaurant was nice, the walls were surrounded by antipasti, expensive 30yr old balsamic vinegar and wine. Lots and lots of wine. I had the urge. See I would have liked a glass … Continue reading Italian cup of tea, who knew!?
I went 'out' on Friday. The first time I'd been 'out, out' since stopping drinking (see Micky Flanagan clip if you don't know what I mean). https://youtu.be/0jP_brwVyvc It was a night at a casino in Manchester playing poker etc. And it was quite hard initially. I got the taste for beers. As we went to … Continue reading ‘Out out’ sober…
He awoke. His head pounded like a base drum, boom boom boom. And water! He needed water badly, his mouth was so dry, the top of his mouth felt caked together with the bottom. Like rubbing two sheets of sandpaper together mercilessly. He could feel the sweltering heat as his stinging eyes opened, the blurry … Continue reading Memoirs of a drunken squaddie.
Do you ever have one of them moments when years of your life just fly by in your mind in an instant, you are deep in your own mind thinking about the past, remembering memories, re-feeling moments that shaped today and drifting off into what ifs and how comes? Then the present moment calls out … Continue reading First swimming lesson with waterbabies.
Well, this is the end of what i will call, Phase 1 I've done 8 weeks of sober living. It's the longest I've ever done without alcohol since i was 16 years old. This year, I've adopted a new lifestyle, of focusing on health and wellness, and exercising in the mornings. Keeping a track of … Continue reading 8 weeks alcohol free! Results so far….
Before committing to a year off drinking, I was worried that I didn't have it in me. I was worried that I would fold and show the world my weakness of character and mind. Now I know that I'm only in February! But I am getting stronger and stronger with it. And I still haven't … Continue reading Self discipline without clouded judgment ..
I love failing
A poem about why things changed.
The sugar binge on milkshake!