OK. So let's start at the very beginning. Well not the actual beginning. In truth I had met you casually a few times when out with the Optom crowd. You were pretty much the only one of Ed's friends I liked. But when I first met you, you were leaving for Europe and I was … Continue reading A Letter to my Husband…Part 1
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Wow, I knew it had been a long time but hadn't realised it had been ten months since I posted. Not surprising really when I have been a year back in the grip. Any original readers will know that my sobriety wheels blew off after my 40th. No-one, except a very special aunt, gave a … Continue reading Long time comin’
I can't even say Day Zero. Because honestly I don't really KNOW that I'm not going to have wine tomorrow. I don't have that 'ready' feeling I had before my previous successful stints. I did. My husband and kids went back to the UK for a week over Easter so I was home alone. I … Continue reading When the Father In Law Came to Stay…
An update: SPOILER...some good some bad... I've been im Der Schweiss about 6 weeks now. Already it feels like home. I fucking LOVE my job. The kids are settling into school well. Mr B is finding it hard I think. He got what he always asked for...no work...but it's not easy being a stay at … Continue reading Day Zero
I just spent the last hour trying to explain in detail while the wheels of my sobriety came off. I gave up. It was just way too many words for me right now. Spent 3 days in bed and looked and smelt like a homeless person. And I still can't really write it down. So … Continue reading War and Pissed
...Well a loaded up Peugeot 5008 to be a little more exact. Not quite as glamorous but the destination is the same albeit the journey a little longer. Switzerland here we come! Today is my last day at work in the UK. I am an optometrist and am currently sat in my consulting room typing … Continue reading Day 43: I’m leaving on a jet plane…
Lovely readers. Apologies for the radio silence. I know silence from me does not normally bode well and has often meant a tumble off the wagon BUT, I'm pleased to report, not this time. This was my post a few days ago over in my One Year No Beer group the morning after a huge … Continue reading Day 34: Radio Silence
January 2nd. New Year is in the bag completely AF and I've set myself a new challenge. I'm aiming to walk 1000 miles this year which averages at 2.74 miles a day, every day. I've been doing quite a lot of thinking and it struck me that I don't really do anything in moderation. It's … Continue reading Day 18: To moderate or not to moderate?
Day 14! I have made it back to two weeks dry and have survived, almost enjoyed even, my first sober Christmas in about 20 years. Christmas was nice, calm, peaceful even. My sister was over from Canada with her husband and my two nephews and beautiful little niece. We don't get to see them very … Continue reading Day 14: A taste of festive freedom
So yesterday was Day 3 AF. It was my day off work and started out with a morning carol service at my childrens' primary school. It was sweet and hilarious all at once. Words were fumbled, microphones dropped and the occasional foot tripped over but they sung their little hearts out. I watched on with … Continue reading Day 4: ALL the feels