Two years without alcohol.

Today I am 2 years old. I had my last drink on 31st January 2020. I started my sober journey on the 1st February. The first three days were rough. I had the DTs, I sweated, I shook, I hallucinated.I remember that I kept rolling over to the other side of the bed to escape…

Stollen & Custard

It may be a while until I leave my house again. I’ve shown symptoms for Covid since early this morning. Thankfully a PCR test appointment was available at 4.30 this afternoon. I can confirm that I definitely have a gag reflex. Swiping the swab around my tonsils had me hacking and yacking like a dog…

Only you can be the revolution

You cannot buy the revolution, you cannot make the revolution, you can only be the revolution. It is in your spirit or it is nowhere. This quote from The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin has been resonating with me lately and I feel like others might need to hear this message as well. So…

Gratitude

“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” Epictetus I am grateful for the things that I have, I do not dwell on the things that I do not have. It would be very easy to allow jealousy and covetousness to…

Acceptance

Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change. The courage to change the things that I can, And the wisdom to know the difference. I turn to those wise words when I’m struggling. There are things that I cannot change, one of them is that I am in pain at the moment….

Carry the weight

When life gets too full, you can’t stop. You run in circles. You do everything that needs to be done and then some. And inevitably it all comes crashing down on you in one big mess of consequences… consequences that could have been avoided if you had only stopped for a moment to relax. Never…

Two years without Rugby!

Incredible as it may sound, it has been two years since I watched a game of rugby in the flesh. I took the photo, above, from the excellent clubhouse at Avery Fields. Bournville Rugby Club has some amazing facilities. I’ve missed being amongst fellow rugger-buggers! That’s something I need to change this year! What has…