15 Years Sober

This blog/site has long since become a place to drop any articles or songs that pique my interest related to recovery or addiction, or as often, my photography along with http://hexagoneye.com/ or my experiments with baking bread or cakes.

I still get the urge to do a traditional blog post on my sobriety anniversary although I don’t feel the need to post most day to day aspects of recovery or life in AA these days.

I still do my AA meetings, I still do service in AA which allows me to meet fantastic people in recovery all over the country, I am blessed with many members of the fellowship of AA in my life.

Life is remarkably good these days, sobriety has allowed me to not just survive beyond 24, but live through my 20’s and 30’s. I have had the opportunity to travel have a career, fall in love and get married to my wonderful wife. Learn to be a Dad to two fantastic Daughters.

When I landed in my first meeting, bussed out from a rehab, I just wanted to stop feeling shitty and miserable every day. I still hadn’t words for the paranoia, guilt and shame that was my daily existence.

15 Birthday Card

15 Birthday Cards

15 years app

Gluten Free Lemon Cheese Cake

Lemon Cheese Cake

Customised this recipe to boost the Lemon Flavour and make Gluten Free and give more buttery biscuit base.

30 Sainsbury’s Gluten Free Digestive biscuits, crushed
1/2 tablespoon light soft brown sugar
70g butter, melted
1 (250g) tub mascarpone cheese
1 (200ml) pot single cream
1 (397g) tin condensed milk
3 Large Sicilian lemons, zested and juiced

Stir together the digestive biscuits, soft brown sugar, and melted butter.
Empty into a 22cm cake tin and press out level.
Leave to chill in the fridge while you make the base.

Mix together the mascarpone cheese, single cream, condensed milk and lemon zest. Slowly add the lemon juice to the mix a small bit at a time.

Pour onto your chilled base, then return to the fridge overnight for it to set.