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Book review: The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober – Catherine Gray

Raw, honest and inspiring – Catherine Gray’s book The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober is a best seller for a very good reason. It was one of the first books I read when I decided to make the ‘radical’ choice to live an alcohol free life. Catherine writes candidly about her darkest moments, her times of uncertaintyContinue reading “Book review: The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober – Catherine Gray”

Review: McGuigan Zero Alcohol Sparkling

A glass of sparkling wine on a summer’s day or to celebrate a special occasion signals fun, happiness, sunshine and – quite possibly – gorgeous people dressed in pastels. I used to buy into that bullshit because it was marketed so well. In fact, sparkling wine is so synonymous with good times that I wouldContinue reading “Review: McGuigan Zero Alcohol Sparkling”

Three tips to enjoy an alcohol-free month

Taking a month-long break from drinking has become so popular that we can now refer to periods on the calendar with sober-related puns – Febfast, Dry July and Octsober.If you are planning to take a break from the booze but don’t want to spend the month hibernating in front of the television and declining allContinue reading “Three tips to enjoy an alcohol-free month”

Fifty days without a drink – three benefits

Reaching milestones has always been a way to keep myself motivated so hitting goals of number of days and weeks of not drinking has helped to encourage me to keep going. By 50 days AF (alcohol free) I was getting into the swing of things. I had faced a few hurdles and felt my mindsetContinue reading “Fifty days without a drink – three benefits”