It’s the end of the world as we know it…and I feel fine.


Every now and then in sobriety you get one of those wonderful moments where something good you are doing for yourself reflects something rubbish that happened in your drinking life( I suspect there’s a word for this, in German probably) Answers on a postcard.

Myself and UM have just signed up for the rather worryingly named “World’s End Triathlon” in August. It’s fantastic to have something to work towards. It’s kind of difficult for me to train for nothing in particular 🙂 But I had a little smile to myself when I remembered an incident at the similarly named pub in Camden town, London .

I was about 19 and meeting up with some friends who had moved there. We drank at the airport, we drank on the plane( even charming the air hostesses into giving us extra drinks). We drank on the tube, we got off the tube early to go to the pub to drink. We got back on the tube…and drank. We got to the pub to meet our friends , no. I tell a lie. We stopped off at a pub on the way to the pub( no shit) THEN We got to the pub where I  climbed  onto a barstool right by the door and promptly fell off and out the door onto the street. Just lovely.

The funny thing is the name of the pub was the World’s  End just like the triathlon…as I said just one of those moments. Grateful today…and still slightly nervous about why it’s called The World’s End Triathlon.




Off now for a non training  related swim, take care S x

24 thoughts on “It’s the end of the world as we know it…and I feel fine.

  1. unironedman June 20, 2018 / 12:57 pm

    I’m scratching around in my brain for a word and all I can come up with is Donaudampfschifffahrtselektrizitätenhauptbetriebswerkbauunterbeamtengesellschaft…

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  2. CJ June 21, 2018 / 5:58 am

    OMG i am SO PROUD of you! this is HUGE! Not only a Tri, but a Tri with a name like that? Saoirse!!!! *mwah* *mwah* *mwah*
    You make me want to dust of my bike and join you… pity i can’t skip the swim… I swim… but not in freeze yr butt off temps *lol*
    SO cool! you GO GIRL! #inspired

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  3. saoirsek June 21, 2018 / 1:47 pm

    Funny, was thinking the same thing about you guys 🙂


  4. Mark David Goodson June 21, 2018 / 3:59 pm

    That’s some good fun right there. Reminds me of that Simon Pegg movie. Love seeing the surprises sobriety has.

    If the world doesn’t end, you’ll have to update everybody with how it went.

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  5. Hurrahforcoffee June 26, 2018 / 9:15 am

    OMG that’s used to be one of my favourite pubs in Camden!!! Used to go there all the time:0 The triathlon sounds exciting I am sure you will be amazing.

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    • saoirsek June 26, 2018 / 11:08 am

      That and the Hawley Arms which I thought was called The Horny Owl x

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      • Hurrahforcoffee June 26, 2018 / 12:38 pm

        That made me laugh! It may just as well have been called the horny owl for all the shit we got up to there. x:)

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