Category: beer

21 for 2021: week 9

Week 09/2021: week of 1 March 21 for 2021 update Last year, one of my 20 for 2020 things was to have a month without alcohol. I started that on 2 March 20202 and I haven’t had a drink since then. So this week marked the one-year anniversary of my...

20 for 2020: week 14

Week of 30 March My 20 for 2020 list. Things continue to change in the world at a rapid rate as the covid pandemic wreaks havoc across the world. More and more people from my work are working at home as we are told to stay at home unless...

20 for 2020: week 10

Week of 2 March My 20 for 2020 list. On Monday, I started my alcohol-free month (thing 5). I did it in March last year as part of 19 for 2019 and decided to repeat it this year. A few weeks ago I came across The Alcohol Experiment by...

19 for 19: week 6 update

Week of 4 February 2019 This was a big week. Not only was it back to school week but it was Kramstable’s first week of high school. Yes, I am the parent of a high school student! Where has that time gone? It doesn’t seem like eight years ago...

Black & white 6

It’s time for the next seven black & whites. Some of these seem like such a long time ago, but it was only a couple of weeks.  ...

Baby steps

So I’ve now publicly confessed that I’ve become somewhat more relaxed about sticking to some of the healthy life choices I’d been succeeding with, and have had a good hard look at why it might be a good idea to make some changes to get things back on track (she...

Cold weather blues

Cold weather blues Adelaide, Australia Adelaide, Australia Us, when planning the holiday: “Let’s go in winter. Then there won’t be too many people around.” Enter the worst storms in the region for 30 years. An excellent plan indeed. We could hear the wind whistling down the corridor of the...

Don’t go chasing waterfalls

Don’t go chasing waterfalls Apollo Bay, Australia Apollo Bay, Australia Today the road trip began. We said goodbye to the in-laws after breakfast and hit the road for the start of the Great Ocean Road: Torquay, surfer town. We stopped at Soul Fuel Cafe for coffee and, after a...

Jousting with fire

Jousting with fire Ballarat, Australia Ballarat, Australia Our plan for today was to spend the day at Sovereign Hill in Ballarat. I can remember going there on my Grade 4 school trip and really enjoying it, so I imagined that Kramstable would love it. Despite him saying how much...

30 days alcohol-free: day 30

I think I’m relatively safe in saying that I made it through the 30 days alcohol-free challenge! It’s Wednesday, and it’s yoga night, and I never follow yoga class with a glass of wine. So I can report 100% success! Woo hoo! Challenge 1 is over. It really wasn’t...