#BoozelessChristmasPledge Day 2

In my last post I made a big song and dance about a number of topics, but namely, my microbiome, and my current battle to improve it.  The end result of that lengthy diatribe, was my committment to eat a high quality diet, and not drink until Christmas.  I realise that if I drink alcohol…

Christmas Sobriety – A Pledge

He pulled himself from bed and set about finding some clothes to run in.  In the bottom drawer of the secondhand IKEA set he’d bought from an emigrating neighbour, he found a pair of cheap blue running shorts purchased from H&M years ago.  The shorts were then partnered with a faded red t-shirt that sported…

What’s In A Name?

SMALE noun Surname of West Country origin (UK) The name Smale was derived from the Old English word “smael” and the Middle English word “smel” which both mean “small, slender, thin” Surname handed down to myself, my sisters, and numerous cousins on my Dad’s side Implement of ridicule throughout my teenage years, and occasionally as…

Did You Just Lick My Face?

Get this.  I’m hanging. Badly. REALLY BADLY. I know, right?  This is the perfect counter-balance to my last post declaring alcohol is the devil – link here I woke up on this Thursday morning without an alarm, it was around 7am, I had about 1.4 blissful seconds of feeling great. Then it hit me. Light…

Wine or Wisdom?

Last week I published a post denouncing alcohol, stating my intention to remove it from my diet (link here).  Struck down with a crappy cold, I had a good reason to stay in on the weekend and avoid the temptation.  I sold the ticket I had for a warehouse rave on Saturday, and instead opted…

Bring It All Back To You

I was quietly singing the lyrics to ‘Bring It All Back’ whilst sat at my desk in the office yesterday afternoon, when, half way through the second chorus, one of my colleagues laughed a laugh of disbelief at my preposterous behaviour.  Towards the end of the third verse another colleague mentioned that they were worried…

Waterboy. Diary of my 3.83 day water fast

Before I start, did you know you can subscribe to the blog to have it delivered to your email? Well you can!  Navigate to the homepage – link here (will open in a new tab) – scroll to the bottom, enter your email and you’ll get no spam, just a tidy little notification from WordPress when…

Unlucky, But Plucky, In Love

A topic of conversation came up whilst I was on a date last week.  It popped into my head again three days ago as I ran along the beach.  In the spirit of this blog I thought I’d write about it and see what came out.  Welcome back to my inner workings… This has been…

Momentum

I awoke in bed this morning, unable to get back to sleep.  It felt early, I guessed at 5am.  I checked my phone, saw that it was 5.30am.  I put my phone down and closed my eyes, but it was no use, sleep wasn’t coming back to me.  I needed a wee, but I was…

Walk on Fire, or Wimp Out?

A whole bunch of you have contacted me following Monday’s post, demanding the next piece, so look, you greedy gulls, I slogged away getting the next bit written up – here it is. Drink the freakin kool-aid. BUT WAIT! Before you read any further, you absolutely have to watch this.  Watch this and witness the…