New Year “resolutions” part 10

  It begins as a new year and then a few weeks go by and it’s a new month. Before you know it, it’s the beginning of a new season. So here I am now at the beginning of a new week, Advertisements

New Year ” resolutions ” part 9

So here we are . It’s Thursday already and I have nothing written all week. Been busy, writing has been on my mind a lot though. On my mind. Not on the page. Didn’t know where to start . Didn’t know what to say nor how to approach what it was that needed to be…

New Year ” resolutions ” part 8

Ok . It’s been nearly a week since I’ve sat down to write about my continuing break from alcohol. This period of ” non- blogging ” was not planned. It just happened that way. However all the while thoughts were running through my mind as regards what I would write about, what I would share,…

Today’s Tarot (i)

It was yesterday when I pulled these cards, not today, but I didn’t have time afterwards to reflect on and write about them. Also I was somewhat lost with them. Kings always throw me, as do the other court cards. So I took out my books and read up on them. Also,Viv, who is a…

New Year ” resolutions ” part 7

We’ve all had that reaction at some stage over the years. I’ll never forget the time way back, probably in the 70’s, when I didn’t drink for a few months after having suffered one horrific hangover. The incredulity and slagging I had to endure was mind-blowing. Some people just could not accept it as a…

New Year ” resolutions ” part 5

So, what I did was, I bought a six pack ………. of Diet Coke. I’ve never done that in my life before but it’s the weekend and though I got through Friday night ok, Saturday was proving problematic. From ’round about noon on, I could feel the tension inside myself plus the lump in the…

New Year ” resolutions ” part 3

As regards taking a break from alcohol, it’s not so much the social occasions that cause me concern. Over the years I’ve thoroughly enjoyed nights out on the “dry”, taking my turn as the designated driver. Nights  not driving were always a different matter entirely ! We don’t have a hectic social life anyway and…

New Year “resolutions” 2016 ( part 2)

I don’t see what I have planned for myself as a resolution, nor as a resolve to do anything in particular to improve myself, nor as a way to move forward with my life, nor my way of living. Rather I see it as a change of life, a fundamental shift in my focus, a…

New Year “resolutions” 2016 ( part one)

The first Monday of the New Year has arrived and I feel that this is the day when my New Year begins. Generally speaking I hate New Year with its attendant hoopla and fuss. I never really got it. I just saw it as the end of a year and not the promise of something…