Day 74 – Any old tat and a comforter

Today when walking BB on our circular route that takes us through a park and past a couple of charity shops a bread bin in a window of one caught my eye. Now, I’ve been hankering after a bread bin for quite a few months as my husband is a complete bread/toast fiend. At anyContinue reading “Day 74 – Any old tat and a comforter”

Day 56 – happiness

After a rough week, today I am so happy. I feel as if its like a brook of happiness bubbling up inside me. I had a beautiful morning swim, where the coldness of the water felt exhilarating. I drove across the countryside taking in the morning sun on the freshly harvested fields. I came homeContinue reading “Day 56 – happiness”

Day 55 – Sober September Saturday

I love Autumn, the cool air, the changing of the leaves. I used to also always love Autumn as I used to always seem to do Saturday day drinking. I’d see it as my last hurrah before hibernating until Spring with a cupboard full of red wine. I mused this in the shower this morningContinue reading “Day 55 – Sober September Saturday”

Day 52 – Mixing it up

I’ve been recently reading the happiness project and finding the book fascinating. Not only is it inspiring hearing her story, I’m also enjoying all the facts and figures behind her own experience. I took my SD horse riding today, with her glamorous mum in attendance too. I’d been having a lovely day until this point,Continue reading “Day 52 – Mixing it up”

Day 48 – Positivity

So I’ve been reading a lot of your blogs and reflecting on the funk I’ve got myself in. Reading about reframing and resilience, looking for the positives when feeling blue. I’ve also brought the book the happiness project to help crawl out of this mole hole I’m in. Yesterday I felt awful in my ownContinue reading “Day 48 – Positivity”

Day 45 – my achy, breaky, heart

When my alarm went off at 5:15am I wanted to hit it so hard. The wind was still howling outside as I threw on my swimsuit and snuggly clothes and headed out to the car. The drive took 10 minutes so I awkwardly hung out in the car park until others arrived and congregated aroundContinue reading “Day 45 – my achy, breaky, heart”

Day 44 – Big Snotty Tears

Big Snotty Tears, yep. I don’t know why but I’m having a really down day. I’m not sure if it’s the weather pounding the house with rain and the wind wailing like a lost child. Or the fact my SDs room is a tip and I know at some point I’ve got to wander intoContinue reading “Day 44 – Big Snotty Tears”

Day 42 – Sober Sisters

Day 42 – 6 weeks sober, bring out the trumpets. I lake swam again this morning and really enjoyed the scenery, the light reflecting off the water and the chill of the water on my body. One of the coaches asked whether I was going to put my head under or use goggles. I quiteContinue reading “Day 42 – Sober Sisters”

Day 41 – the benefits so far…

Apologies in advance for a bit of a ramble, it started as a personal list but thought it might be good to share, incase anyone else was interested or sober curious. These are the benefits I’ve noticed in just 40 days or so, so far The benefits 1) The addicted voice in my head hasContinue reading “Day 41 – the benefits so far…”

Day 39 – The Climb

Normally when we’re down in Devon, Thursday night is a girls night. The husbands put the kids to bed and we normally go for a stroll to the harbour and have a few gins. This time round I suggested a small hike down the coastal path to a beach that has been described as aContinue reading “Day 39 – The Climb”