Alcohol Free November

Ok so now its time for me to write a post I really don’t want to write, but think I better had. Its more of a pledge, if you will! In the recent months, I’ve discovered my hangovers are getting worse (2 day long at best), my endometriosis has been playing up and my mental health has been all over the place. I’ve also recently started passing out when I’ve drunk ‘too much’, but ‘too much’ is no where near the amount I could drink when I was 18 or 21. I am also constantly fueled by ‘the beer fear’ – that irrational fear you get the day after a heavy night out when you are unsure of who you saw or what you said to people, although its normally nothing at all.

Now I love a good wine, a pint of cider or a bottle of beer. I’m not too keen on spirits but a cocktail is always good. But for November, I’m deciding to give it all a miss. The intention is to have a completely clean month, and take a long hard look at the amount I can and should consume. Its not that I have a problem, I don’t drink every day or anything, and I could quite easily have a night out without booze. But I just feel for my own personal well-being, it’d be a really interesting experiment. Who knows? I might end up straight edge!

Any non-alcoholic drinks you can recommend me, send them my way!

Abbie xx

The Ox, Cheltenham

So the weekend just gone, my dad came to visit us. We decided to go out for a meal as it had been my birthday since we’d last seen each other. I’ve been dying to try The Ox (sorry veggie/vegan friends!) so we booked a late table and headed there for 9:30pm. The inside was absolutely beautiful. You had to go down into the basement for access to the restaurant, but that didn’t hinder the place at all. In fact, it added to the atmosphere. Perfect lighting and the decor was eclectic and slightly ‘drinking den’. I loved it!Read More »

“You meet up with internet strangers?!”

Hey guys,

I’ve wanted to blog about this for a while, but was never sure on the words. I know that the world, especially the internet, can be a super dangerous place. There are all sorts of unsavory people lurking out there, and quite often, you hear horror stories regarding unsuspecting internet users being sucked into a dark world, and kidnapped or attacked or groomed. Well, I’m not disputing these things happen. But what I need to talk about is how wonderful the internet has been for me.

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Where are you going?

So today I feel I need to focus on a feeling I have more than semi regularly; the feeling that I don’t know where I’m going in my life! Well realistically, I’m just going forward, we all are. But sometimes it does feel like you’re stuck too much in a rut, or are going completely off course. This can be a difficult feeling to handle, especially when you’re nearing a deadline, or are feeling building pressure from outside sources, but it is manageable.

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I said ‘no!’…

So today I want to talk about that awful situation…the one where you have to say ‘no’ to someone you really don’t want to let down. Unfortunately, sometimes we have to stand up for ourselves and let down someone that might be relying on you. Whether you let them down for selfish reasons, or for unavoidable reasons, it really does suck either way.Read More »

How to survive your mid to late twenties…

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Ok so now I’ve turned 27, I need to stop believing I’m just ‘mid-twenties’, but in fact, approaching my late twenties *hides under a blanket*. When I was 18, all shiny and new in the world of ‘real life’, I seriously thought that I would have myself sorted by now. I’d know where I was going, what I was doing, I’d be married or at least engaged, maybe even planing children. I’d have travelled the world, experienced all kinds of wild and wonderful things. I’d be able to poach an egg. WELL 18-year-old me, how wrong you were… Read More »