Breakups and brollies

“Breakups hurt, but losing someone who doesn’t respect and appreciate you is actually a gain, not a loss.” — Unknown I’m a bit behind in posting as the last few weeks have been quite full-on. I’ve had to make some quite significant life changes & decisions, so I haven’t felt inspired to write. At the […]

rain, London

Keeping ‘dry’ through the storm

Life Admin Suitable post title I think on many levels. The last couple of weekends have seen two consecutive storms but I’m loving time at home just doing house stuff. Through this sober journey I’m discovering quite a lot of simple pleasures, one of which is just pottering around the house. (Definitely a studio not […]

Alcohol free drinks

Alcohol Free Drinks?

I just posted a question about alcohol free drinks in one of the sobriety forums called Talking Sober, but thought I would share it here too as I’m really interested to see if anyone else feels the same. I’m actually really enjoying the old school vibes of some of the forums mixed in with the […]

flea market, hangover free

Another hangover free weekend

I’m pleased to report that this weekend turned out to be pretty lovely actually. I woke up feeling fresh and hangover free on Saturday (still savouring that feeling). Made some breakfast and watched the remainder of my movie from the night before. For some reason around lunch time I felt a smidge of anxiety setting […]

How to get through the first 7 sober days

I guess I should start with mentioning that I am writing this from the perspective and experience of a [heavy] social drinker, not a dependent drinker – not that I was a particularly functioning one as it transpired. When I began thinking seriously about making this rather epic lifestyle change I made sure to do […]

TGI Sober Friday

I made plans to meet up with an old friend on Friday. It was meant to be the Friday previous but I didn’t feel ready to involve myself in the social scene so fresh into my sobriety. It wasn’t so much that I didn’t trust myself not to drink, it was more that I wasn’t […]

Not today Satan

I didn’t go running the last couple of mornings and could feel myself slipping a little in terms of motivation and self discipline. So when my alarm went off at 6.30am this morning I adopted a technique which I read about last week, and it honestly works in all parts of life. Especially when it […]

Be the Rabbit

 ‘Let me give you some really good advice. Be the rabbit. The humble bunny can outwit all of his enemies. He’s brave, and sneaky, and strong.’ Following on from yesterdays post you may not recognise the quote above, which means you’re still yet to see the fantastic Jojo Rabbit (check out the trailer). It was a […]

9 Days, 2 Hours, 33 Minutes

That’s how long I’ve now been sober and cigarette free. I have to say for the first time this morning I felt a change. Even though I set my new alarm clock to wake me up at 6.30am to go for a run and it very much let me down, the bin men (who I […]

When it rains.. It pours

That describes my attempt at dry January to a ‘tee’. But as much as I attempted to stick to just drinking ‘tea’, this was very much not the outcome. Why? Because I didn’t do it for the right reasons, and I hadn’t accepted the ugly truth of the situation.  I’ve been struggling a little with […]