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The man at the bottle-o knows me better than the petrol station attendant – whoops!


I must confess that the man at the drive-thru bottle shop knows me really well.

In fact it had been about 2 weeks since I’d stopped in and he was like ‘Hey – so how have you been?’ – like it had been ages since we’d caught up.

Talk about feeling like a right old booze hag!

(thanks someecards.com for having an overwhelmingly great supply of great drinking postcards

(thanks someecards.com for having an overwhelmingly great supply of drinking postcards

I mean it’s bad enough that I sometimes drive through with the kids in the car, but I tell myself it’s better than dragging them in with me right??

Don’t get me wrong I don’t get rip-roaring drunk every night – but I do enjoy a relaxing cool beverage at the end of a long day.

I’m also one of these people who can justify it by saying that I have been pregnant and breastfeeding on and off for the past 5 years so I’ve got some catching up to do.

But I feel I have to change my way of thinking if I’m to continue with my weight loss (yep 10kg down but that stubborn 5 to go).

I also have to confess that I sometimes lie and tell him that the 3 bottles of ‘on-special’ bubbly I’m buying isn’t all for me.

At least he doesn’t know my name – yet…

So on this hot and humid Monday I’m fessing up with the lovely Kirsty @ My Home Truths for I Must Confess and Alicia @ One Mother Hen for Open Slather Monday



Thanks ladies 🙂


Author: Have A Laugh On Me

I'm a mum to three, write from home and I rarely cook, craft or clean but admire those who do. I try to live by the mantra that there's no point in worrying about something that might not happen! Be warned this is not a fluffy, sweet mummy blog, rather a place where you can cringe, laugh and be shocked at my brutally honest take on my life.

22 thoughts on “The man at the bottle-o knows me better than the petrol station attendant – whoops!

  1. Nothing wrong with that, it doesn’t hurt to get to know you’re bottlo attendant or is that your butcher?! Start to worry when they don’t even ask what you want when you pull up and just go get it! Well done on the weightloss, I can’t wait to be 10 kgs lighter, now I have to work out how I am going to fit in a tipple with the 1420 calories I have been given a day!!

    • I totally agree, I know our pharmacist really well, and the newsagent! Thanks for encouragement on weight loss. I manage to still have a tipple by changing from wine to a white spirit, eg vodka, I also drink much less of it!! Good luck – and I’ve been told it’s 80% what you eat and 20% how much you exercise! Emily

  2. Congrats on your weight loss – that last 5kg can be so stubborn.!

  3. Well done on the weight loss Emily – it is hard to get those last few off (I’ve only just got there myself, bloody hard work!)

    I also enjoy an alcoholic beverage most nights – nothing wrong with that. What may be wrong with my life is the fact that my kids now have a complete set of Happy Meal toys from “Rise of the Guardians” – we MAY have had a little more McDonalds these holidays than I realised…

    Thanks so much for linking up – you’re a star!

    • Kirsty good on you for getting there with your weight loss, and yes I doubt I’ll be giving up my booze anytime soon, a small but enjoyable pleasure. And we went through a McDonald’s phase where we had like 5 My Little Ponies trotting around the house!
      And thanks for the link up – I really like the topic! Emily

  4. We also enjoy a little drink at the end of the day. I think we need to get smaller glasses, because it seems to only take a couple of drinks to finish a bottle! I am also going to have to balance my drinking with my weight loss – I work really hard to eat well and watch my Weight Watchers ProPoints, then blast away my good work with an after-dinner drink. Oops.

    • I have lost most of mine by remembering my WW points from about 8 years ago, while I know the point system has changed I don’t think you ever really forget the lessons you learn. I’ve changed from wine to spirit, I drink less and it’s way fewer calories! Thanks for stopping by Nathan!

  5. That’s why you should have about 5 bottle-o’s on rotation Em.

  6. I must admit I got a bit of a complex when I was pregnant and buying a block of chocolate at the local service station every night! No wonder I can’t shift the last 5kilos either!

  7. Thanks for the giggle today.

  8. In my experience it always pays to be on good terms with the local bottle-o. Never know what little discounts might get thrown your way. We used to be considered regulars at the local once and they were forever giving us free stuff!

  9. Oh man no giveaways have come my way yet, might have to start flashing my ‘boobies’ more – however as you read today that might not quite have the effect it used to – ha ha! Emily 😉

  10. One time (pre-kids) I forgot my wallet after ordering ice cream, and the cashier said, “That’s OK. You can pay us next time. We know you’ll be back.” *redface*

    I like your style – signing up to read more! I found you through IBOT.

  11. Hahahaha, love it. I don’t see a problem with an afternoon beverage, I mean it’s medicinal right! Relieves stress etc. As for going to the bottlo, that’s what partners are for – I’m sure our bottlo thinks Wayne’s a drunk and I’m a teetotaler. Yeah right, denial is good.

    Way to go with the weight loss, you’re obviously far more disciplined than me.

    G. xx

    • I would send the other half but he’s away from home for 13 hours a day so I want him home ASAP! As for weight loss, it’s all about what I eat and drink, or in my case – haven’t been. Just on rations, cut out wine, sticking to a few quiet spirits. It’s a tough road but I need to do it. Go your awesome partner being the ‘booze hag’ on your behalf 🙂

  12. This made me laugh thank you!!

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