I am just putting together a video called the alcoholic truth quiz. See how I fared when I set myself this quiz when I was still drinking, and see how you compare. I thought I was doing well at first!
I have just revamped my website with new video links, new pages and a whole new look and feel!
Annual insurance bash was held in Liverpool this year. One of the highlights was a booze up for 1500 people in the Anglican cathedral. The setting was quite fantastic and surreal, especially when the organ played some wonderful music. I know a lot of the attendees felt awkward getting drunk in such holy surroundings. It was great to not even want a drink. In fact the organisers had to send out for water for me as they had failed to cater for anyone who says 'I don't drink!'
For men's health week I have produced a blog for the superb group clubsoda. Unfortunately I sent them a 'before' picture of me sitting in a bar somewhere with a large boot of lager. It brings back memories of just what a wreck I was. Instead I am off kayaking today with some friends and then despite the water still being somewhat bracing will be going for a long sea swim. A nice cup of hot green tea afterwards will be more than welcome. Click the logo to find out more about clubsoda - this really is a fresh and fun approach to cutting down or quitting booze.
Thank you to all of you who have bought my e-book on amazon. I have just reached my highest ranking with only Allen Carr and a biographical novel ahead of me. From the feedback I am receiving it is thrilling to know I am helping so many people turn their lives around. Every single day I think to myself 'I can't believe I wasted so much of my life drinking!' Have a great week ahead - I will be at an insurance conference in Liverpool where over 1000 people top executives will be getting absolutely paralytic and making complete fools of themselves. Just like last year it will be great fun to march soberly through the debris and wake up the following day feeling fresh, fit and with no 'regrets'!
My books can now be purchased in the local bookshop in Chichester. Kim's bookshop is in South Street Chichester.
It is always sad that anyone has to die, especially as young as 55 years old. Whilst no details of the cause of Charles Kennedy's death have been given, the press are already linking alcohol and in particular some political commentator's are stating that 'alcoholism is a disease'. This worries me, because giving drink dependence such a fancy title 'disease', links it too firmly to the world of matters outside our control. If you learnt someone died of Parkinson's disease, you wouldn't say 'why didn't they do something about it?', such a comment would be innexcuseable. so to offer alcoholism the same label is providing the alcoholic with an excuse not to make the supreme effort to change their own habits and therefore life.