Daily Archives: 31/12/2015

New Years Eve – 2016 here we come!

Russell Brand







So I saved one of the images that Arthur from A Royal Hangover produced for me for the sober advent calendar for New Years Eve 😉   Why?  Well partly because he is one of the patrons at the drug and alcohol treatment centre where I volunteer – so he has a special place in my heart.  But also because today is a biggie for many – so many new possibilities lie beyond the strike of midnight tonight and the virgin minutes of a New Year.  What will 2016 bring for you and me?

Well in the words of the delectable Mr Russell Brand – my life has improved immeasurably since I no longer drink alcohol or use drugs.  I can’t say it’s been 10 years for me but it has been 831days and in the first half of 2016 I will hit 1000.  I’m not thinking about drinking anymore, I’m thinking about hitting 1000 days and the excitement of life that lies ahead.  The HOF clan have saved all of their ex-booze fund up and will be travelling to Australia in 2016 to visit family on an extended holiday.  This truly amazing sober treat of visiting the other side of the world for the first time will be realised as a direct result of us not drinking anymore and I can’t bloody wait!!

I don’t need to get pissed today to improve the night or add to the expectation of a brand new year.  And neither do you.  But if you think or feel you do that’s okay too and I’ll be here tomorrow whatever so come on by and if you do decide you want 2016 to be different to 2015 on the drinking front then say hello or email me and I’ll do all I can to help turn that into a reality for you 🙂

And finally a tune – aptly titled Dance Yourself Clean and featuring a band I love – LCD Soundsystem, a place I love – Brighton & the irreverence of  the Muppets raving! (watch until at least 3 mins 10 secs in when they drop the tune) What more could you ask for on NYE? 🙂

Or two? 😉 If you prefer your NYE soundtrack more mellow – how ’bout this amazing Radiohead track that was commissioned for the James Bond film Spectre & then never used!!! (why oh why?)

Happy New Year lovely soberverse and thank you for being here with me these last two years <3

In 2014 the blog had 100,000 views and this year?

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Full 2015 annual report