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Dry Dock Cellars
A long long time before non-alc was the up and coming cool thing (because lets face it guys, we’re cool), there was 1970’s Warrnambool. Where a group of three men,…
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My Sobriety Toolkit
Making the decision to cut back on or stop drinking alcohol all together isn’t always sunshine and rainbows. The sunshine, rainbows and good times are the end goal, but to…
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Tactical Drinking
I don’t know about you, but I used to play plenty of games during my drinking days. They might have seemed funny at the time, even merit worthy. But now…
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Sober Girls Can’t Dance
I’ve been ruminating on this for a while now and have finally decided to go public in the hope that I discover I am not alone. Since going alcohol free…
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The No Hangover Club
If you’re looking for a blog promoting the wonderful benefits of a hangoverless life once you kick alcohol to the curb, keep looking (they are a dime a dozen). This…
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A Matter Of Taste
Now that I am 464 days without a drink, I have become acutely aware of the fact that the further you get from alcohol, the more your tastes change. I…
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Off the Wagon
I recently got a message from the mate who started me on my sober journey last year; by honestly & selflessly sharing her story with me (at a time when…
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Enough With The Soda Water!
We’ve all been there…out for dinner with the girls. So much anticipation (especially when we’re in and out of lockdowns), so much fun getting dressed up. Maybe a glass or…
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My dirty little secret
Is anyone else here familiar with these tiny bottles of wine? I am. Very. As my behaviour got worse and worse when I was blackout drunk, my husbands dislike for…
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The Pink Cloud
If you’re in the first few months of your sober journey you are probably happily bouncing around inside the ‘Pink Cloud’. You may not even be aware of it, never…
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The Euphoric Gap
Socialising sober. We all know it can be tricky. Awkward at times. Over a year off the sauce and I have really hit my straps and have no issues going…
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What’s the point?
This is a love letter to all of those on team ‘what’s the point?’ The alcohol-free movement has been having so much great press lately and in social media commentary…
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Dry July: A call to action
I’ve been doing a lot of research and thinking about Dry July lately. I contacted the organisation with my thoughts about the opportunity for a bigger education piece around drinking…
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Why do I feel like I’m 15?
Back when blue eyeshadow and maroon hoodies were at thing…they were a thing right? I used to love alcohol. “Why do you keep drinking when (insert shit behaviour) keeps happening?”.…
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Lock-down blues
I have a confession to make. I am no good at lock-downs. No matter how much practise we Victorians get, every time we go into lockdown, I am thrown into…
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The denial is REAL
Despite the many Emergency Department visits and countless screaming arguments over the years, I never truly believed I had a problem with alcohol. Every time I broke my arm, got…
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The Cost
I’m not sure about you, but I feel like I am spending MORE money on non-alcoholic drinks than Bad Amy ever did when I was drinking (I swear the postie…
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Wine attack
This afternoon I had a wine attack. Have you ever had one of those? Let me explain it a little better. Normally I am a good little low-maintenance sober sister.…
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Drunk Mum
I used to have a parenting philosophy before my break-up up with alcohol. It was called ‘Drunk Mum’. I don’t think you’ll find ‘Drunk Mum’ in any parenting guidebooks, it…
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Times they are a changin’
Something happened at work today that made me pause, reflect and be grateful. For my day job I work at a University and today was the last event in a…
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The kids
Our Children – it’s a complex topic, one for which I probably have more questions than answers. That colourful blur in the background? That’s Violet. She’s 5, just started school,…
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God I need a drink…
I’m having one of THOSE days at work 😩😡🤯 You know the ones. Overwhelmed. Stressed out. A big build up of pressure in your head. In a past life this…
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