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pinklady_1 posted a comment on Female Common Blue
Sorry to hear u are feeling anxious u are truly a gifted photographer! X 3 minutes ago
Nordicflame posted a comment on Not Giving In
Thanks everyone. It's looking like I've had a windows 10 cumulative update meltdown!! Today is definitely going to be an empty yesterday tomorrow! Going to giv... 5 minutes ago
Dec192015 posted a comment on Counting days, sigh ....
Thanks June.Best not speculating I think sheer.Your job as a lawyer brings no more greater insight into this than anyone else and the jobs they have 3CW. Addic... 9 minutes ago
ratherbeswimming has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Happy Sunday!โ˜•๏ธCongrats Hokster on 4 months and congrats FaithFaery on 2 months!!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ Happy Day to the minis!! ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ. Welcome Daisy4leafclovef and Rachel!! J... 16 minutes ago
GreyjoyGirl posted a comment on Not Giving In
If it doesn't turn on, PC World will definitely be able to retrieve the stuff saved on there. It usually costs about seventy quid but it's worth it if it's the... 17 minutes ago
stormymonday has commented in the forum discussions Depression and alcohol
Thanks SJ lovely thanks hear from you. Yes I thought I would (and have started) doubling my dose of ADs for two weeks and I made an appt with the 'nurse practit... 18 minutes ago
Songbird posted a comment on Post Holiday Blog - As the dust clears….
Glad things have settled down for you somewhat HK. A beach holiday would be my worst nightmare because I love exploring but I'm aware that when you have childr... 21 minutes ago
Hellokaty posted a comment on Post Holiday Blog - As the dust clears….
Ain't that the truth - I have childcare three afternoons this week - hooray ! 22 minutes ago
Tattypoo posted a comment on Not Giving In
Technology is so annoying at times ๐Ÿ˜ก I'm sure you'll be able to get your photos back Nordicflame, even if the pc dies they should be on your hard drive and you... 23 minutes ago
Sarnia has commented in the forum discussions Alcohol Free August
Congratulations on day 70 Maz. You must be so proud! Does your Mum know about this?DD your son is amazing to have paid off he mortgage at 31. I think my daug... 24 minutes ago
3rd Crow Wing posted a comment on Counting days, sigh ....
My comment was not about my status as a lawyer but how it shapes my thinking. Lawyers are able to argue a variety of standpoints because they can see things fro... 27 minutes ago
Tattypoo posted a comment on Try, try and try again
You can do it Bernie ๐Ÿ’ช dont give up trying. I've been on this journey for ages and I'll never give up trying because I know one day it will stick ๐Ÿ˜Šxxx 32 minutes ago
Sheer posted a comment on Female Common Blue
Back to basics sounds a good plan. Lovely photo. She x 34 minutes ago
Tattypoo posted a comment on Day 12 ... after a sober night out
Well done Bibs ๐Ÿ˜€ I always fell asleep on the sofa too, how boring is that for our other halves? I bet you're much better company now ๐Ÿ˜ƒXxx 35 minutes ago
Sheer posted a comment on Counting days, sigh ....
I will say that the blog which (I think) seems to have caused you to want to leave was honest - the drinking was totally acknowledged, accepted and very much re... 37 minutes ago
Songbird posted a comment on Counting days, sigh ....
I am sorry that your going Dec, I remember very early on having a good discussion with you about addiction. I know the date when I got sober 01/01/16 . I don't... 38 minutes ago
BlueAngel posted a comment on Post Holiday Blog - As the dust clears….
Progress indeed lovely. Sounds great - and finding it hard to switch off is probably a sign that you really need to. Hope you are feeling a bit better today. xx... 38 minutes ago
tootie2 posted a comment on Mocktails For Relaxing Summer Evenings By Lucy Rocca
And in Canada we have Virgin Caesars! A great option at the pub. Like a Bloody Mary but with "Clamato Juice". That Rooibos Tea sounds like a really refreshing,... 42 minutes ago
stormymonday has posted the blog Happy chemicals
Hi all - I was reading sciencegirl's blog about dopamine. Then looked up more and found the following article:http://theutopianlife.com/2014/10/14/hacking-int... 42 minutes ago
Angelona Mission has commented in the forum discussions Alcohol Free August
Hi Everyone. I am having one of my "too tired to function" days. In bed, back bad, skin needing tending to..... and I can't get going, at all. I have many days... 43 minutes ago
Hellokaty posted a comment on Post Holiday Blog - As the dust clears….
Oh me too babes xxx 46 minutes ago
Newlife77 posted a comment on Female Common Blue
Stunning photo xx 47 minutes ago
Newlife77 posted a comment on AF weekend......๐Ÿ˜„
Brilliant well done, a day to look back too on the more challenging days xx 49 minutes ago
Sheer posted a comment on Rambling thoughts...
I always wondered how I would cope if faced with a dreadful diagnosis for some one close to me. When it actually happened the support I got on here was amazing... 50 minutes ago
Newlife77 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Whoops forgot day 26 / 100 I think xxx 50 minutes ago
Nana Treen posted a comment on Post Holiday Blog - As the dust clears….
Lol, or maybe I think I'm LaLa! xxx 51 minutes ago
Dec192015 posted a comment on Counting days, sigh ....
Billie - you are going through the toughest of times at the moment and keep going lovely person that you are.ย  I hope you get as much outside help as you can to... 53 minutes ago
Hellokaty posted a comment on Post Holiday Blog - As the dust clears….
Thanks dudes x nana you made me laugh - maybe you have transcended the ' self ' lol - I'm probably very unenlightened saying know who I am lol x I have had lots... 53 minutes ago
Newlife77 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Welcome newcomers - you are in the right place.Congratulations to all our milestones you are all amazing ๐Ÿ‘„ I am so tired at the moment and just can't be bothere... 53 minutes ago
Songbird posted a comment on What's in a name?
Thanks L. It's a bit difficult to explain where my mind was when I left but I'm happy to be back. I did save my blogs and perhaps one day will reintroduce them... 53 minutes ago
Anastasia has commented in the forum discussions Sober Sistas!
Good Sunday Morning!MK.....I think it's sweet that your friend texted you while you were out. I'm glad you had a nice, early evening and things didn't get over... 55 minutes ago
pinklady_1 has posted the blog Personal journey
I felt I had to blog today for all those starting out. Not because I know anything at all but because I dont. Only u can make this journey work. The power is in... 56 minutes ago
Songbird posted a comment on Still Trundlin' On
It's so nice to see you 'pop' up here Unwasted. 3 years, that is some achievement. Congratulations. I've always really like your take on things. Love Songbird (... 57 minutes ago
AudreyR39 has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 57 minutes ago
Newlife77 has commented in the forum discussions Alcohol Free August
Thank you TH, I feel very flat again today and can't be bothered with anything so I am having a chilled day and am very much hoping to get some energy and motiv... 1 hour ago
Michelle_6 posted a comment on Try, try and try again
Through all your trying you are learning Bernie and it will help to strengthen your resolve in the future, it's all part of your journey and will serve you well... 1 hour ago
Julia has posted the blog The good life
After another lovely meet up in Bath yesterday, I'm feeling positive today. Like some of us, I've suffered anxiety in the past and ummed and ahhhhhed about whe... 1 hour ago
pinklady_1 posted a comment on Post Holiday Blog - As the dust clears….
Im glad your daughter is a bit better HK after her accident. I avoided a hol this year and thiugh I have definetely bored at times I know I wasnt ready for the... 1 hour ago
Numi has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 1 hour ago
Sharpie Jane has commented in the forum discussions Depression and alcohol
Hey Stormy,I am just taking it one day at a time.Well done for getting to appointment and I hope you feel there is progress being made,but a year for ADs to wor... 1 hour ago
Tattypoo posted a comment on Make yourself a cuppa, it's a long old blog ๐Ÿ˜Š
Thanks Barnmomm, you shouldn't feel bad about drinking too, the pain is so acute going through an illness with loved ones it's so easy to think alcohol will num... 1 hour ago
pinklady_1 posted a comment on Make yourself a cuppa, it's a long old blog ๐Ÿ˜Š
Ah Tattypoo sorry for your loss. My first attempt was 2014 but I didnt understand what I was attempting. Sometimes its how we learn. Forgive. Be kind to urself.... 1 hour ago
Nana Treen posted a comment on Post Holiday Blog - As the dust clears….
I'm thrilled to hear you saying I Know Who I Am - I haven't a clue any more! In The Power of Now, Eckhart says "You are here to enable the divine purpose of th... 1 hour ago
pinklady_1 posted a comment on Try, try and try again
Fingers crossed!-you can do this Bernie. 1 hour ago
Sheer posted a comment on Post Holiday Blog - As the dust clears….
Lovely honest blog, HK. I'm with PP on the 'expectations' issue around holidays and when you add children into the mix..... ! You've had such a lot of pressures... 1 hour ago
Hev71 has posted the blog AF weekend......๐Ÿ˜„
An AF weekend, day 17 today ๐Ÿ’ชHad a cinema date night with the OH last night (my 2 children are at their Dads house) then up at 8am for a 3 mile (fast) walk, a c... 1 hour ago
Barnmomma has commented in the forum discussions Scared
Hi Phim1. Reading the books is a huge help, but you also need community. You'll find lots of help here. There's also another great site called Living Sober.... 1 hour ago
Hellokaty posted a comment on Post Holiday Blog - As the dust clears….
PP you made me laugh! It's true .. They can be tough .. all that expectation.. Thanks for the big up .. Thanks peace my darling .. I love how you get me .. Cant... 1 hour ago
Emwaromida posted a comment on Female Common Blue
Beautiful xxx 1 hour ago
Emwaromida posted a comment on Holiday
Just got bk from camping , for me too it had always been about the drinking when camping.Ive come home actully feeling like I've had s hoilday relaxe. Hope you... 1 hour ago
Sheer posted a comment on Counting days, sigh ....
Nothing suits all of the people all of the time. There have been things said on the site with which I don't agree and I'm well aware that I have opinions to whi... 1 hour ago
Barnmomma has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Hi Everyone, Just a quick check in here. Day 5 today!!! Haven't seen that number in many, many months so am vey encouraged this morning. Gosh, so many miles... 1 hour ago
Treehugger has commented in the forum discussions Alcohol Free August
Hi everyone, having a wee breather after a busy morning of yoga and shopping.sorry for rant earlier, sarnia you are right, I need to set clearer boundaries and... 1 hour ago
Hev71 posted a comment on Female Common Blue
Fabulous xx 1 hour ago
Hev71 posted a comment on Try, try and try again
Hi Bernie,Well done for trying again.Stay on here, blog as much as you like.Good Luckxxxx 1 hour ago
daydreamer posted a comment on Female Common Blue
Wow what a beautiful photo Songbird xx 1 hour ago
char77 posted a comment on Day 12 ... after a sober night out
Well done you! Xxx 1 hour ago
Barnmomma posted a comment on Make yourself a cuppa, it's a long old blog ๐Ÿ˜Š
Thank you for sharing, Tattypoo. I'm so sorry about the loss of your sister. Losing a precious loved one is so difficult. You were so strong not to have drun... 1 hour ago
pinklady_1 posted a comment on Female Common Blue
Sorry to hear u are feeling anxious u are truly a gifted photographer! X 3 minutes ago
Nordicflame posted a comment on Not Giving In
Thanks everyone. It's looking like I've had a windows 10 cumulative update meltdown!! Today is definitely going to be an empty yesterday tomorrow! Going to giv... 5 minutes ago
Dec192015 posted a comment on Counting days, sigh ....
Thanks June.Best not speculating I think sheer.Your job as a lawyer brings no more greater insight into this than anyone else and the jobs they have 3CW. Addic... 9 minutes ago
ratherbeswimming has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Happy Sunday!โ˜•๏ธCongrats Hokster on 4 months and congrats FaithFaery on 2 months!!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ Happy Day to the minis!! ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ. Welcome Daisy4leafclovef and Rachel!! J... 16 minutes ago
GreyjoyGirl posted a comment on Not Giving In
If it doesn't turn on, PC World will definitely be able to retrieve the stuff saved on there. It usually costs about seventy quid but it's worth it if it's the... 17 minutes ago
stormymonday has commented in the forum discussions Depression and alcohol
Thanks SJ lovely thanks hear from you. Yes I thought I would (and have started) doubling my dose of ADs for two weeks and I made an appt with the 'nurse practit... 18 minutes ago
Songbird posted a comment on Post Holiday Blog - As the dust clears….
Glad things have settled down for you somewhat HK. A beach holiday would be my worst nightmare because I love exploring but I'm aware that when you have childr... 21 minutes ago
Hellokaty posted a comment on Post Holiday Blog - As the dust clears….
Ain't that the truth - I have childcare three afternoons this week - hooray ! 22 minutes ago
Tattypoo posted a comment on Not Giving In
Technology is so annoying at times ๐Ÿ˜ก I'm sure you'll be able to get your photos back Nordicflame, even if the pc dies they should be on your hard drive and you... 23 minutes ago
Sarnia has commented in the forum discussions Alcohol Free August
Congratulations on day 70 Maz. You must be so proud! Does your Mum know about this?DD your son is amazing to have paid off he mortgage at 31. I think my daug... 24 minutes ago



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I'm forty-two. I'm a man. I live in Edinburgh, Scotland. I used to drink. I used to drink too much. I used to drink until there was nothing left to drink or I ran out of money or I passed out. I used to drink without thinking of the consequences...

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