This Beautiful Life

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 alcohol...

My Beautiful Adventure

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...

Heaven Really Is A Place On Earth

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....

My Day Above The Clouds

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 & mountains &...

From Bangkok with Love

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 doing...

Our friend, Alcohol

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...

Going back to my roots

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...

Clearing Up The Crap

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 screens are...

The Sober Fish Top Tips for A Dry January

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 Elevator...

Why change a habit of a lifetime?

Sometimes, I feel like Sobriety is a bit of a cult, a bit like a religion, a bit like a secret club that until you truly embrace it, you can’t quite understand it.  Sobriety has literally given me my life back. Recently, several people have asked me whether now that...

The Shamanic Meditation

‘The Shamanic Journey is the ancient method of the shaman that can be used by everyday people for healing, personal growth, and to connect with nature’ If you’d said to me a year ago, I’d be trying out different therapies, attending meditations & gong baths &...

Have yourself a sober little Christmas

Christmas. A time of peace & goodwill to all men. Or a bloody logistical nightmare. You choose.  Believe it or not, when we were small, we managed to have a good time without alcohol. We managed to put up the tree without having a sherry & managed to party without a...

A Year Of Sobriety – Part Three

A year, 12 months, 365 days since a drop of alcohol passed my lips, since smoke hit my lungs, since I stayed up all night, since I threw up, since I suffered hangxiety.  In this epic year, I’ve changed jobs, got a new car, lost 3.5 stone in weight, got rid of a toxic...

A Year Of Sobriety – Part Two

I’ve always thought I was lucky that my sober year began full of illness. Not wanting a drink or a cigarette certainly helped my sober quest, although missing out on Christmas parties because I was deaf and not being able to work for the first week at my new job was...

A Year Of Sobriety – Part One

I love a good success story. One of my favourite programmes used to be ‘A Year To Save My Life’ with Jessie Pavelka. Each programme focused on a morbidly obese person & Jessie coached them back to a better version of themselves over a year. Plus Jessie was hot. Super...

Sober Fish Question Time

1) What are your biggest regrets in life to date  SF - I try to live a life without regrets .. everything happens for a reason, to teach a lesson. The only regret I do have is that I wish Sober Fish had hatched earlier but hey, I got there in the end! 2) What are your...

The Year I Ruined Christmas

A couple of years ago, I ruined Christmas. It was truly horrific and an experience I never want to repeat. Tradition had always been to meet up with friends on Christmas Eve, drink to excess from lunchtime & feel like crap on Christmas Day. Christmas Day usually began...

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This Beautiful Life

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 alcohol...

My Beautiful Adventure

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...

Heaven Really Is A Place On Earth

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....

My Day Above The Clouds

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 & mountains &...

From Bangkok with Love

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 doing...

Our friend, Alcohol

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...

Going back to my roots

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...

Clearing Up The Crap

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 screens are...

The Sober Fish Top Tips for A Dry January

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 Elevator...

Why change a habit of a lifetime?

Sometimes, I feel like Sobriety is a bit of a cult, a bit like a religion, a bit like a secret club that until you truly embrace it, you can’t quite understand it.  Sobriety has literally given me my life back. Recently, several people have asked me whether now that...

The Shamanic Meditation

‘The Shamanic Journey is the ancient method of the shaman that can be used by everyday people for healing, personal growth, and to connect with nature’ If you’d said to me a year ago, I’d be trying out different therapies, attending meditations & gong baths &...

Have yourself a sober little Christmas

Christmas. A time of peace & goodwill to all men. Or a bloody logistical nightmare. You choose.  Believe it or not, when we were small, we managed to have a good time without alcohol. We managed to put up the tree without having a sherry & managed to party without a...

A Year Of Sobriety – Part Three

A year, 12 months, 365 days since a drop of alcohol passed my lips, since smoke hit my lungs, since I stayed up all night, since I threw up, since I suffered hangxiety.  In this epic year, I’ve changed jobs, got a new car, lost 3.5 stone in weight, got rid of a toxic...

A Year Of Sobriety – Part Two

I’ve always thought I was lucky that my sober year began full of illness. Not wanting a drink or a cigarette certainly helped my sober quest, although missing out on Christmas parties because I was deaf and not being able to work for the first week at my new job was...

A Year Of Sobriety – Part One

I love a good success story. One of my favourite programmes used to be ‘A Year To Save My Life’ with Jessie Pavelka. Each programme focused on a morbidly obese person & Jessie coached them back to a better version of themselves over a year. Plus Jessie was hot. Super...

Sober Fish Question Time

1) What are your biggest regrets in life to date  SF - I try to live a life without regrets .. everything happens for a reason, to teach a lesson. The only regret I do have is that I wish Sober Fish had hatched earlier but hey, I got there in the end! 2) What are your...

The Year I Ruined Christmas

A couple of years ago, I ruined Christmas. It was truly horrific and an experience I never want to repeat. Tradition had always been to meet up with friends on Christmas Eve, drink to excess from lunchtime & feel like crap on Christmas Day. Christmas Day usually began...

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