An interesting week

So I’m on day 10 and feeling pretty good at the moment. It’s been an interesting week with lots happening.

I discovered that the intense gut pain I’ve been getting is being triggered by chocolate. Booooo! Not impressed by that. Milk chocolate is definitely setting it off, I’ve just eaten some very dark chocolate and I’m hoping that’s not going to have me getting the pain killers out soon, fingers crossed.

If I have to close the door on chocolate I have however, opened a new door on plantains. I’ve been meaning to try them for a while and I’m so glad I did. I’ve blended one with eggs to make grain-free pancakes and I’ve sliced and fried some with bacon and ghee. It’s great! I stay full for hours after a plantain breakfast and it’s always good to find another option for gluten-free carbs.

I’ve really kick started the process of clearing out my house and minimising my possessions. I’m on a bit of a minimalist trip at the moment which has been coming for years. I’ve felt dragged down by too much ‘stuff’ for ages and I’ve finally reached the point where I’m doing something about it. I’ve got a ton of listings on ebay but I don’t really like what’s happened to ebay in recent years. It’s now set up so that sellers have very little protection and buyers can really take the piss and commit fraud in so many ways. Don’t even get me started on the people that win your auctions and then just disappear without paying. Grrrr. Still, it’s clearing space in my home (and therefore my psyche) and I’m getting some half-decent cash for stuff so it’s win, win in many ways.

Yesterday was a bit of a smack round the head here in the UK. As you’ve no doubt heard by now the UK voted to leave the EU. As one of the 48% who voted to stay in the EU I’m now stunned and pissed off and getting involuntarily dragged onto the economic rollercoaster ride that’s been triggered by the referendum result. What very modest investments I have are tracking the FTSE 100 so have therefore taken it ‘where the sun don’t shine’ for the last couple of days – scuse my pissed off phrasing. I don’t know if my comfortably affordable mortgage is going to shoot up, my taxes shoot up or what?! What really gets my goat is we’ve now got people in the news saying they regret voting out, that they didn’t really think we’d leave, that their vote would really count. Seriously?! I had more logical reasoning and awareness when I was pissed as a fart. It was a referendum run on lies, manipulation and playing on people’s fear and intolerance. Ugh. Anyway, end of political rant. I’m just going to have to take what comes and deal with it in the moment, which is all we can do in life generally really.

I feel better for venting that!ย  I’m working the next 4 nights so probably won’t get round to writing much. Have a lovely sober weekend everybody, sending strength and hugs to anybody struggling XO


11 thoughts on “An interesting week

  1. ainsobriety June 25, 2016 / 3:35 pm

    Decluttering is freeing.
    Sorry about the vote. I ope Americans smarten up and realize if they vote for trump he might win…are people seriously so stupid?

    Yet for day 10!

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    • tiredoftreadingwater June 25, 2016 / 5:44 pm

      Hi Anne. I have an american friend saying the same about the Trump vote ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope they do the smart thing.


  2. noddysober June 25, 2016 / 7:56 pm

    Congrats on Day 10! I’m an expat Brit and could have voted but didn’t. I would have voted to remain. I wish had applied for my postal vote now (not that 1 vote would have made a difference) . Oh well, we can’t go back. The important thing is not to drink on it. Noddy.

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    • tiredoftreadingwater June 26, 2016 / 8:31 am

      Thanks Noddy! Yes, what’s done is done so just got to go with it I guess. It’s disappointing but certainly not worth drinking over. Which country are you in, if you don’t mind my asking?


      • tiredoftreadingwater June 26, 2016 / 8:37 am

        Don’t worry, I just read your latest post saying where you are LOL!


      • noddysober June 26, 2016 / 7:36 pm

        I’m based in Dubai, UAE. But I work all over the Middle East and Africa sometimes US and Asia too!

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  3. Untipsyteacher June 25, 2016 / 8:23 pm

    Yay on Day 10!
    I need to let go of some of my clothes.
    It’s time, and I will be happier.
    I love a clutter free house!
    It feels so free!

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  4. Tony "Tone" Vega June 27, 2016 / 9:26 am

    I’m sorry about the UK leaving the EU and not being able to eat chocolate. I love plantains, but never heard of plantain pancakes before.

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    • tiredoftreadingwater June 29, 2016 / 10:52 am

      I blended a plantain with 2 eggs and a blob of coconut oil to make a batter and fried it into small pancakes. I’m constantly experimenting with grain-free pancakes and although this takes a bit more careful handling in the pan than a normal wheat flour batter it actually holds together quite well.


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