Dry January – Claire’s Story

This is a Guest Blog from my friend Claire, who invited me to join her online support group for Dry January, even though I didn’t know any of them apart from her and even though I didn’t do Dry January myself. I’ve been tracking their progress – you can read about the ups and downs,…

Dry January – Nearly There

Only three more days to go, for the people who decided that what they wanted to do most of all, in the middle of a global pandemic (in the middle of winter, and just as Brexit started to hit home), was to stop drinking. Four weeks of abstaining from intoxicating liquor. Four weeks of finding…

Dry January – Have You Wobbled?

My friend invited me to join a group of people online who are doing Dry January – even though I didn’t know anyone else in the group and even though I’m not doing Dry January myself… A few days ago, I asked if anyone had wobbled – and what they’d done to fight it. Here’s…

Dry January – Why?

Why are you doing Dry January? A friend invited me to join a group of people who are doing Dry January. I’m not doing it myself – but I have total admiration for everyone who is. So – I asked these lovely people why they are doing it. Here are their very, very honest answers…

Dry January

Some people that I don’t know are doing Dry January, and I was invited to join the group. Well – that’s not quite true. I know one of them – and she invited me. I’m not actually even doing Dry January… When my ex and I first got together, he wasn’t drinking at all. He’d…

Don’t Let Lockdown Win

It’s been a shit couple of days. We had such plans, you and I, at the start of the year. So we’ve fallen off the wagon – so what? That doesn’t have to be the end of the story. Let’s forgive ourselves and climb right back on board. Let’s remind ourselves of why we wanted…

New Year’s Resolutions

So that’s that over with for another year. I don’t really like New Year. Lots of reasons. But this year, on top of everything else, we’ve left the European Union. I’ve said all I need to say on that topic here, here and here. I didn’t feel like celebrating anything – I switched the TV…