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    #SoberNotBoring Guest Post – Forever the Wanderer

    Hello everyone! Continuing with #SoberNotBoring, we are hearing from Anne aka Forever the Wanderer. This is a really powerful piece and a tough read, so thank you Anne for having the courage to tell your story. #SoberNotBoring – Forever the Wanderer I’m not a huge drinker and I have many reasons for not drinking. All throughout my childhood I watched my father binge drinking everyday that he wasn’t in work. I grew up with a violent, abusive man who enjoyed drinking all the time. Drinking has always been a huge part of my dad’s side of the family. It was disgusting. The smell of alcohol off his breath, his blood…

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    #SoberNotBoring Hearing from You No.1

    Hey everyone! I feel like it’s been ages since I’ve done a blog post, when in reality, it’s only been a week and a half or something like that. Nevertheless, it’s good to be back. Putting all university drama aside for one moment, it’s time to get #SoberNotBoring properly underway! To kick things off, we are hearing from some fabulous bloggers about their experiences with alcohol and sobriety. There will be a few more posts like this over the next couple of months, and I’m so thankful to everyone who got in touch and shared their story. It’s truly inspiring. #SoberNotBoring – Hearing from You Brandy Yates I used to…

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    #SoberNotBoring Campaign Launch

    Hello everyone! If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, then you may have seen a preview of what this post entails, as today is the launch of the #SoberNotBoring campaign! Over the next few months, I’ll be posting about the campaign and how you can get involved. But first off, what is #SoberNotBoring all about? #SoberNotBoring Campaign From a few of my blog posts, you’ll know that I don’t drink alcohol. I have many reasons for making this decision, some of which I have already shared and some I will share as part of the campaign. Now, I’m not here to force people to stop drinking. Up until recently,…

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    The Sober Diaries by Clare Pooley | Book Review

    I know love at first sight is talked about, but can ‘book at first sight’ be a thing? Earlier this summer, I was in The Works in Leicester, and quite literally picked a book off the shelf and bought it. The Sober Diaries by Clare Pooley. Usually one to ponder over books, study blurbs, flick through the first pages and stress over if it’s worth the money (I’m a library person myself), this was indeed a rare occasion. What, therefore, led to me doing such a thing? In retrospect, the full title ‘The Sober Diaries How One Woman Stopped Drinking and Started Living’ was a major factor. This spoke to…

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    How to Avoid Alcohol at University

    Gosh, how many times I changed my mind on this post’s title. Previous ideas included ‘How to Survive at Uni and not Drink Alcohol’ and ‘How to Avoid Alcohol at University and Have Fun’ but they seemed too long. Anyway, enough of me rambling, I hope it’s clear what the post will be about. You know I’m not an alcohol fan, so let’s cut to the chase. It’s the time of year when many new students are gearing up to go uni. There’ll no doubt be nerves about the experience. One of my main worries regarding university was coping with the drinking culture when I didn’t drink. I soon discovered…

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    Alcohol: A Few Thoughts

    Hello everyone! How has everyone’s week been? Quite a controversial post coming your way now, but I would like to make clear that these are just my opinions that I felt the need to write about. So, what is this post all about you may wonder? The answer: alcohol. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not totally against drinking. I completely understand having a glass of wine with a meal on the weekend, and until recently, I was known to enjoy the odd Friday night G&T. Now, however, I have been without said G&T for over a month and honestly, it’s not bad. What I don’t get about alcohol is all…