Simple Pleasures

I was out walking our dog earlier and when we got back he gave me such an adorable contented smile, it filled me with joy. It made me think about what other simple pleasures there are in life, that brighten our day or make us feel just a little bit special. These are some of […]

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Same Viewpoint, different Point of View – a short story

Laying on the soft, warm sand, feeling every grain caressing her body, Evie smiled. The sun shone high above her and she enjoyed it’s radiance and the comforting feeling it gave her.  It was as if the sun’s rays penetrated her skin and she could feel it  nourishing her deep inside. She looked out across the […]

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Sunshine, Raindrops and Tea in the Garden – How I chose the name

I decided on 31st December 2017 that I wanted to try some new things in 2018. One was to attempt dry January and the other was to write a blog. Initially I thought it would be a good idea to write a blog about my experience of dry January, however actually now I have written […]

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Wine is NOT my friend

Nights out on the tiles Cosy evenings in Asking “What’s your poison?” Cider, wine or gin. Hoping for a good nights sleep Glugging down the wine

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Friday Nights

So, last night I prepared to enter untouched territory, a new frontier, a complete new experience. A Friday night with no alcohol whatsoever – not a glug, nor a sip or a taste.  I thought it was going to be really tough.  To be fair it was tricky, especially at the beginning of the evening. […]

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A New Year, a new way of thinking…

I spent New Years Day being complete lazy – and probably hung over – watching a whole series of Gavin and Stacey. It was relaxing but hardly productive. Definitely not sociable. I think because I felt a little ‘tired’ it was easy to abstain that night and just settle for some water and a mug […]

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Dry January and …

I don’t have a great relationship with alcohol, I’m one of those people who would probably not stop at a glass but rather polish off the bottle. I’m one of those people who say, “Ooh what a lovely day let’s sit in the garden with something cold.”  If I’ve had a stressful day it would […]

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Happy New Year!

 I’m approaching a milestone birthday this year and have decided to make some changes and try and improve my life. We all want to be the best we can don’t we? This will be a work in progress and hopefully will lead to a healthier happier me! I’d love you to join me on this […]

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