Day 13 – Oliver’s Amy (Elvis Costello – Declan MacManus)

Thirteen days without gambling, the sun is shining, and life is good. Did someone get married today? I have to say I’ve been too busy writing. I’ve been looking forward to writing this blog about not only the impact that this song made on my life but also the esteem with which I hold the…

Day Seven – Going Underground (The Jam)

Sunday and well over a week without any desire to gamble or watch horse racing. Life is suddenly becoming so much happier and clearer. I’ve spent the afternoon with the people I love, my sister, her husband, his mother, my mother and my two nephews. On the family side there is so much to celebrate…

Day Five – What’s Your Addiction?

One more day without gambling! It has really just occurred to me that it was approximately a week ago that I made a real error of judgement with my gambling that cost me dearly, enough to then go and ‘chase’ what I had lost/ I was feeling in great spirits as it was the Friday…