…I finished reading Clare Pooley’s book. It is so good, and I find her story incredibly helpful. I’m now going to go back and reread some other books I have, starting with Caroline Knapp’s book, which I’ve read several times already.

I am still feeling very tired, but in a week’s time it will be half-term, and I can then have a bit of a rest.

Not drinking: the new me. But still very much approaching this a day at a time.


A day at time is definitely the way forward for me. I didn’t feel remotely like drinking today, despite several colleagues at work asking me if I was glad Dry January was over. Drinking just feels completely pointless and stupid.

This is good!