On 27 November 2016, I decided to give up booze for a year and write about my journey.
This is my story.......
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Isn’t it funny the reactions that an in depth study on drinking alcohol can provoke? ‘Oh it’s the Daily Mail, must be crap’ or ‘we’re all gonna die anyway, what’s two years less?’ or ‘so & so lived til 95 & they’re ok’ I think the point was missed. Of course...read more
So this is it. The end of my beautiful adventure. The adventure I was so apprehensive about but so looking forward to at the same time. The adventure that has and will continue to change my life. I’ve always wanted to come to Thailand but was always waiting for the...read more
When people say Thailand is beautiful, they’re not kidding. In fact, I’m not sure beautiful is the right adjective. It is outstanding, heavenly, stunning, amazing, literally perfect in so many ways. I have finally made it to the islands. Utterly breathtaking....read more
Today, it became clear that this was the day I’d been preparing for. This was the day that all early mornings in the rain & the walking & the weight loss & Soberdom was all about. And I didn’t even know it. Pre Soberdom, I hated trainers & rucksacks...read more
The Soberfish has landed! And has a bed! And WIFI! And survived 2 planes, 3 airports, 1 security check from hell, 1 baggage claim from hell & 1 taxi ride like no other! I have no idea what the time is. Well I do but my body is all over the place. I can’t imagine...read more
So you’ve done it. Achieved the unthinkable. Battled through the cravings & the moods & the misery & remained sober for 31 days of hell. So now what? Dry January is a brilliant concept to give your liver a break after the excesses of Christmas. It is also...read more
Alcohol is a drug. Fact. Alcohol is highly addictive. Fact. Alcohol kills people and causes disease. Fact. The more I learn about alcohol, the more shocked I am that it is still legal. One description of alcohol is - 'A colorless, volatile, flammable liquid...read more
When I came up to London yesterday, I knew I had a couple of hours to kill between going to the hairdresser & taking my 97 year old grandad to a prearranged hospital appointment. I also needed to fit my walking in but had no idea where I was going to go. Lightbulb...read more
Imagine you are a computer. Then imagine all of the things you have in your life are open pages on your computer screen, for example work, family, relationships, thoughts, emotions, habits, etc. Then think of what happens to your computer when too many...read more
The key to success is meticulous planning. Personally I avoided situations where there was going to be copious amounts of alcohol. If you were on a diet, you wouldn’t hang out in McDonald’s would you? Download podcasts .. I particularly enjoyed the Recovery...read more