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3 Weeks and 1 day sober – 1 week and 1 day left

I meant to write a new post yesterday but the day seemed to evaporate and leave me with no time. I woke feeling down and took a rather lovely walk in the rain around the farm which woke me up and left me feeling energised but between that and the time that I managed to spend gazing out through the door building up to the decision to go walking in the first place half of the day disappeared. I went to an engagement party at the weekend...

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How about we try something different?

A few months ago, I don’t remember exactly when, I was going into work on the train, I don’t remember exactly why.  What I do remember is that all of a sudden I noticed that we were rolling past a graveyard.  We must have done it a thousand times before but for whatever self-absorbed reason I had not seen before.  It was big too many, many graves, going back some years judging by the distorted angles at which some rested. While...

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The New Plan

So…I started a new plan today.  I always said that I would structure to my day.  I always said that I would need to work on writing daily if I hoped to improve.  I always said that I would need to get out into the fresh air everyday.  What I haven’t always been doing is making that make sense and feeling like I’ve been making the most of my time. Don’t get me wrong, I still get up early in the morning,  generally...

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Sponsored sobriety – 2 weeks down

This week has been harder strangely.  The momentum has gone and so has the excitement. No further donations from a single soul this week, including some who had told me they would be.  On a couple of occasions I’ve resorted to alcohol free beer, the placebo effect is perfectly acceptable, a bottle of beer tasting stuff in my hand makes a evening at the pub feel….more pubby I suppose but beer is not what I miss. A lot of the...

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The end of my first week of sobriety.

7 days sober. £210 raised for the air ambulance service. So far it’s been okay. In fact until today it’s basically been fine. I’ve always liked tomato juice with a good kick of tabasco and I’ve developed a deep fondness for cranberry juice, chamomile tea is far more effective at getting me to relax than wine is anyway and it’s not like we’re out all the time so sobriety in front of a movie on the sofa...

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