On 27 November 2016, I became alcohol & smoke free & decided to write about my journey.
This is my story.
I had my first drink at 13, and my last at 32. For close to two decades, alcohol was an integral part of my life. When I fell pregnant with my first child, I had plenty of time to dry out and think about how unhealthy my relationship with alcohol had become. This...read more
SARA On New Year’s Eve 2016, I decided to give up alcohol for a year to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. At the time it seemed like a wild, slightly audacious goal. Whilst I didn't drink ‘regularly’, there were definitely occasions of binge drinking. I'd done...read more
On 23 July 2018, I celebrated 12 whole years of sobriety. My relationship with alcohol, like most relationships, was complex. Alcoholism runs in my family and was part of my daily life from the day I was born 54 years ago. In many ways, it was kind of my destiny;...read more
On 13 April 2017, I woke up from my slumber,feeling like I'd chewed on Ghandi’s sandal for the last few hours and desperate for a break from the pounding in my head. Thankfully, the house was silent and I was very much alone. I sat up, steadied myself, and headed for...read more
I want to start by saying that my struggle with alcoholism was the greatest gift I have ever received. It was also the single hardest demon I’ve had to defeat. My experiences of living with alcoholism and my eventual recovery sent me down a path to a wonderful and...read more
On 27 July 2018, I celebrated my first Soberversary; one whole year of being completely alcohol free. It’s been a year of ups and downs but most importantly, a year of huge self -awareness. Choosing to live a sober life is so many things all at once. I feel strong,...read more
Here I am, fresh from the Club Soda Mindful Drinking Festival held in London yesterday & thought I'd share my views on a few of the hundreds of awesome products that were available to try! Alcohol free (AF) drinks are always controversial. Some swear by them, some get...read more
600 days ago, I woke up with my final hangover. I was away with friends for a weekend full of boozing & little did I know, I was done. As I came around that morning after a fractious sleep, I was dehydrated (as usual), felt sick, had a headache and had scratched my...read more
Pre Soberdom, weekends were for one thing only and that was getting hammered. On Friday nights, the habit was real. There I was, like a bee to a honey pot, hurtling down the wine aisle to check out the offers. In summer, it was white or rose; in winter, heavy red. Two...read more
Achieving 6 months of sobriety is a weird old time. On the one hand, it's an ENORMOUS accomplishment; on the other, it's a no-mans-land of 'what the actual fuck am I doing?' I remember 6 months well. One minute, I was ecstatic, jumping for joy and celebratory, and the...read more