Real moments of joy

This picture illustrates well the difference between how I think things will be in my head, and how they often turn out. I have been made aware during my step work that I need to let go for this drive for perfection, which is to be honest fairly self centred. The only my view of…

Gratitude list

1- My son who has some mental health issues had a great time on his school residential trip. I am so grateful to be emotionally present to experience his happiness. 2- I am grateful to my husband for making me laugh and offering to cook tea when I got in from my meeting. 3- I…

Mother’s Day

Pretty soon its Mother day in the U.K. The novelty being this year I am sober and I care a lot about what I get people. I have my mum (total super star) who occasionally reads this so I shall say no more! I have also my husbands mother, who is very religious and I…

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So after a long and hard day yesterday I crawled into bed, ready to sleep like it was. New Olympic sport. No need to get up in the morning and the hope that my nagging headache might actually go. Basically I imagined this would be me: (Except not a cat) Instead after a couple of…

Day two of snow- when the inevitable happens

After a fair amount of snow joy, today I am feeling utterly trapped. I had quite a nice morning- I even managed to get out for a run (well, plod) at 6.30am. Since then the kids and I also went out in the snow with our lovely friends, but since then I have not been…

Snow day gratitude and a knitting disaster

We never *ever* get snow where we live, so the kids were beyond excited when school was cancelled today for a snow day. We were up and out early, and at the park with the sledges. Tell you what- I had forgotten how much the cold can hurt your hands! The kids were wrapped in…

Alcoholism humour- part two

I’m sorry/ not sorry. I think these are really funny. Shared to make you smile. You are very welcome. 😀

Dear Sarah Millican

Dear Sarah, I am a slightly over weight recovering alcoholic, with the kind of flash trainers you can see from the International Space Station as they are damn bright. I have just finished listening to your audiobook, How to be Champion, and I wanted to pass on my thanks. It mad me chuckle so much…

Not quite another Pinterest fail/ mindful knitting

I’ve been poorly with a chest infection this week. I’ve spent a fair amount of time watching Netflix and feeling sorry for myself. I was pleased to start my new knitting project in the sunshine in bed. It is a simple shawl or wrap, which you increase one stitch each row, so it will be…

You can do hard things

I didn’t used to be able to do hard things. Not sober much anyway. I made them into things I couldn’t manage. I panicked. I projected onto other people. I made every issue about me. I didn’t cope or manage at all. I feel like now I am coping better. I am able to take…