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Started a new job today, it’s back to a place I have worked before so my first day nerves were replaced by excitement at getting back to a job I really enjoyed. I felt at home as soon as I arrived and fingers crossed my work life can only improve from now as this job can offer challenges and a fast past and this keeps me motivated.  It was also a very sad day as I found out one of my old work colleagues passed away suddenly on Christmas day last year, he was a husband and father to young children and I am completely gutted for them.

Normally I’d feel like having a glass (ok ok bottle, every time I say glass I mean a bottle) of wine after news like this but buying wine to have tonight didn’t even come into my thoughts after work I picked up lilbit and we went out and made friends with a duck at the pond.

I did decide during my online shop this week  that I would attempt to buy an non alcoholic / adults alternative to wine to try tonight on the first day of the new job, I went for Ame a “delicate blend of grape and apricot juices gently sparking water and herbal extracts” I was very excited….the excitement was unfortunately short lived…..I’m not going to slate the product but it was not for me; it was overly sweet, syrupy and the herbal extracts overpowering. In all fairness I shouldn’t be surprised as it cost me just £1.49! (I always chose the wine that was on offer so thought this way of thinking would work for the alternative drinks….seems not)
But I am not one to be deterred so easily, so this weekend I’m going to make a start on trialing some of the alcoholic free drinks, see if those are really made for a grown up palate!

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