365 days alcohol free – so what?

Today marks a whole year that I have gone without drinking alcohol.

365 days since my last hangover. 12 months since I last threw up through over indulgence. 52 weeks since I felt the beer fear.

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Alcohol free living – “But what do you do when you’re sad?”

Ooh it’s been at least a few weeks since I last gushed about my brand new for 2018/19 booze free lifestyle. Ha ha, forgive me, but this curve ball is something I can’t get enough of sharing about.

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Thinking about cutting down on drinking or giving up alcohol for good?

It’s true to say that the standard reaction to my 180 turn around on booze is that of shock and horror, but at almost a year in to making the life changing decision to quit drinking completely, there have been plenty of folk whose ears have pricked up in curiosity.

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The self care domino effect

Change one thing. That was the life advice offered up by the unlikely guru of my twenties in the form of a Kiss FM DJ. Back then it made sense in many ways – dump an unhealthy relationship, look for a new and exciting job, move to a different flat, town, country, or get your hair cut into a bonkers new style.

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Can #sobertimes really be #funtimes?

Since I started drinking age fifteen, it’ fair to say drunk times equalled good times, for the most part, and as such began a relationship with booze which meant fun and alcohol unanimously went hand in hand together.

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If you like Pina Coladas…Can you really enjoy an alcohol free holiday?

Like weddings, pub gardens, Christmas, Friday evening, Curry houses, roast dinners, hen parties, any parties; being on holiday is just one of those dreamy visions that’s always been incomprehensible to imagine without the standard alcoholic beverage in hand.

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5 things I never thought I’d hear myself say #SoberLiving

When I made a passing comment last week about considering going vegetarian, the look on Dad Muddling Through’s face said it all. I get it though, I do, because over the last half a year, he must wonder who this person stood before him is, and what the hell happened to his wife.

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Six months alcohol free. Spot the difference…

While we’re all grumbling about how long this winter has dragged on, and how the summer feels FOREVER ago, I’m quietly celebrating just how long ago August was, because it’s been an extraordinary six months since I decided to embark on a personal experiment of a life alcohol free.

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The twelve #AlcoholFree drinks of #sober Christmas

Apologies for once again, banging on about the new found life sans alcohol. I realise to some folk this is a total turn off, however I’m relishing in the amazement that I actually chose to spend a whole Christmas (well, five months and counting to be precise) declining any alcoholic beverages. It’s frankly the shock of the century, and to no one more than me. So forgive me whilst I celebrate my own achievements, humour me whilst I enjoy the ride on the sober train, albeit being a total trainspotter bore. more “The twelve #AlcoholFree drinks of #sober Christmas”

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Having myself a merry, sober little Christmas

Regular readers of my blog will know that back in the summer I embarked on a bit of a surprise journey; a twist in the road that nobody (not least me) saw coming. I made a decision to try life without alcohol for a while, to see what it would be like, to give my body a break and to ultimately, start taking better care of my 37 year old self. more “Having myself a merry, sober little Christmas”

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