Well, hello there new year, what’s occurring?  Whatever it is, please don’t let it be a repeat of last year’s epic b*ll*cks.  Thanks ever so much, old chap. So……. we’re almost a week in and I haven’t bothered to promise to do anything, because I’ve finally made my peace with the fact that I have […]

Salad days

I do believe I’ve lost the will to drink.  No.  Really…..  After my first foray into the darker side of life (the pub with mates to watch the inaugural match of the Six Nations tournament), after five weeks on the wagon, I realised: I can’t do it, I don’t like it, and it most definitely […]

Dry January ends today!

And guess what I’m going to do tomorrow. Go on, I bet you can’t………. a big fat nothing. Nothing is going to change.  Last year and the year before that, the first time I did Dry January specifically, (I’d taken time out in January before, before it was even a thing), I found it a […]

and the countdown begins!

to loTs of ThinGS!  OVer ExciTED, ME!??!?!?!  YAY!  Whoop….. (just a little) So, tomorrow is the final day of Dry January, firstly.  During this month I have been out a couple of times with the girls and had nothing-but realised I still feel 100% perfectly comfortable and at ease talking about penis galleries, flaccid penises and shadow […]

Half way-more or less

(Geordie accent here.) Day 15 in the Dry January house. *Anne is in the bedroom. 10:00 am.  Anne has been reflecting on the night before.  “Ah man, I could have well done a cheeky little cava at tango last night.” 10:06 am.  Anne is still in the bedroom, still reflecting on the night before.  “I […]

Dry January – 3 days and counting

I signed up to Dry January to raise a few bob for Alcohol Concern and to see if I remembered what it was like not to drink. I used to do it voluntarily years ago, but then it got harder and harder as there was the ‘after Christmas’ reunion (wine obligatory), a birthday (cava obligatory), […]