Monthly Archives: March 2014

PAWS and hot pincers

Whilst I feel good in my soul and generally peaceful and happy in these early days of sobriety, I am experiencing some physical issues (headaches, dizziness and odd dreams) that, thanks to my avid listening to The Bubble Hour podcasts, … Continue reading

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Day 31

Day 31. Not a blog post title that has been used on The Secret Place Under the Ivy before. Day 31. Freedom, peace, joy. Day 31.

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Bright eyed and bushy tailed

Despite getting to bed after midnight (collecting teens and a friend after a concert – or ‘gig’ as they like to call it!) and being up again at 6.  No biggie.  Because I went to bed sober and woke refreshed. … Continue reading

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Finding the cure for grouchy

The cure for Sunday’s grouch turned out to be the sight of clean washing blowing on the line in the sun in my tiny London garden.  Breathing in the smell of fresh air and clean sheets somehow made everything ok. … Continue reading

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Grouchy but sober

Grouchy today. I had a physically demanding day yesterday and was looking forward to the beautiful sleep that comes from a tired body (not just mind).  GF then kept me up for two hours with a litany of my faults. … Continue reading

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By the numbers

Sober days in January 2014 – 9.  Sober days in January 2013 – 9. Sober days in February 2014 – 12.  Sober days in February 2013 – 1. Sober days in March 2014 – 9 (not including today).  Sober days … Continue reading

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