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About Schotte

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    "Stamp on the catch"
  • Birthday 09/11/2007

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  • Nationality British (Scotland)
  • Gender Male
  • Year of birth 1999
  • Interests Rugby, skiing, golf, football, rowing, beer, Celtic FC.

    England isn't the whole f***ing island.

    "Well, well, time has brought changes, outside ourselves there are few left of the old brigade. I know none of the present lot of players, but they are under the old colours and are quartered in the dear old quarters, and that suffices"

    " The Celtic shirt does not shrink to fit inferior players"- Jock Stein

    "It is not his creed nor his nationality that counts - its the man himself" - Willie Maley

    "Listen men! This is bringing before all the Sons of the Gael, that the King and Parliament of Britain have for ever abolished the Act against Highland Dress; which came down to the clans from the beginning of the world to the year 1746. You are no longer hound down to the unmanly dress of the Lowlander. This is declaring to every man, young and old, single and gentle, that they may after this put on and wear the truis, the little kilt, the coat and the striped hose, as also the belted plaid without fear of the law of the realm or the spite of enemies."
  1. Life without alcohol

    I stopped drinking on 18th December. Went out New Year's Eve, was fine, wasn't bothered. Soda n lime isn't really cutting it though, maybe need to find a new drink doesn't bloat you and make you go for a pee every 5mins. Ginger beer makes my lips sting.   Very much currently feeling like an onlooker on the edge of a party all the time though. Apparently it does get better but I remain to be convinced.   Don't know if I will ever drink again but do know I will only if I can make sure it's social drinking and not going to extremes. I blame my work life balance of being denied it for up to 5 weeks and going crazy for a while when out of that situation. Poor excuse but I see it all around me.   Apparently it can take 6 months to be mentally normally again (no anxiety, improved self esteem and confidence, calmer, less irritable, more energy and desire to do productive things) if you have been hitting it hard for a while. This seems a while but is some incentive. Currently a week short of the longest I've gone since I started drinking 10+ years ago and at least this is a personal choice not because I was in a dry place like that time. Still uncomfortable with the idea of being "that person who doesn't drink" - you always wonder about them don't you.   Couldn't find a thread on quitting drinking anywhere but to be fair I'd never have gone to Germany the times I did if it wasn't for Oktoberfest and the beers!   Discuss if you feel so inclined :)