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by Finley
29 Nov 2020 17:04
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Running and Walking Club
Replies: 2122
Views: 128084

Re: Running and Walking Club

Hi TC. Oh so do I. I was making a real effort to get out and about once I'd started to come round a bit after bereavement. It took some doing really as I feel a bit anxious walking by myself in lonely places - even when I have the dog with me. Then Covid came along and that was it! Now we're allowed...
by Finley
29 Nov 2020 16:56
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 12409
Views: 940658

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Great advice Sandy ;)? You're completely right of course. The rose tinted specs are all that make us think that drinking at Christmas would be more 'special' or less risky than drinking at any other time. Never a good idea to think too far ahead either. That can make the task seem overwhelming. It's...
by Finley
29 Nov 2020 16:50
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Mostly Sober
Replies: 6404
Views: 321818

Re: Mostly Sober

Hiya Danny :\: Congratulations on the 3 weeks (::) They say the '3s' are always the hardest. 3 days, 3 weeks, 3 months etc. Tuck yourself up and find something good to watch on telly tonight, or read a book, or do a puzzle. Anything to take your mind off it. Good luck with your Covid test and I hope...
by Finley
26 Nov 2020 08:18
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Mostly Sober
Replies: 6404
Views: 321818

Re: Mostly Sober

Hi Mark :\: Lovely to see you too. I guess birthdays this year have been a little weird for everyone, but mine was sober, at least :D
by Finley
25 Nov 2020 18:49
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Running and Walking Club
Replies: 2122
Views: 128084

Re: Running and Walking Club

Looks fabulous! Hi all runners and walkers. Covid has curtailed a lot of my longer walks (have to travel to get to the start), but I've been putting in some miles locally. Walked to the Thames Barrier and back a couple of weeks ago (about a 14 mile round trip), but can't wait to get to the countrysi...
by Finley
25 Nov 2020 18:46
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Mostly Sober
Replies: 6404
Views: 321818

Re: Mostly Sober

Sorry I'm nearly a month too late for your birthday Danny! It was mine on 27th October. Hope all the mostly sober crew are ok and just wanted to say Hi xx
by Finley
25 Nov 2020 16:27
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Personal Goals
Replies: 9785
Views: 540068

Re: Personal Goals

My personal goal is to not ever feel like I 'need' a drink. I've achieved that and now it's just about maintenance. I still have a drinks counter that I use every day. Currently it's 45 days since my last drink. That was a bottle of alcoholic ginger beer at a friend's home. Longest I went alcohol fr...
by Finley
25 Nov 2020 16:17
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Regrouping
Replies: 33694
Views: 1520951

Re: Regrouping

Hi 'Groupers :\: Just wanted to drop by and say hello. I can't remember the last time I was here but suspect it was shortly after my wife died in 2017. I didn't turn to drink on the back of that and am happily 'mostly sober'. I know you can all reach a peaceful relationship with alcohol. Hang in the...
by Finley
18 Sep 2018 13:45
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Mostly Sober
Replies: 6404
Views: 321818

Re: Mostly Sober

Hiya Danny \:)/ \:)/ Massive congratulations on your grandson (::) (::) Soft play is great - basically ball pools, lots of soft mats, giant soft shapes and 'ride on' toys, slides etc. All very safe and great for little 'uns to explore without (much) risk of injury. Had a smashing time and then went ...
by Finley
18 Sep 2018 08:57
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Mostly Sober
Replies: 6404
Views: 321818

Re: Mostly Sober

Hello Mostly Soberites :\: Just popped in to say Hi, but seems the thread has been quiet since last month. Sorry about the nettle stings Danny! OUCH. Hate the things - although I do like nettle tea....and when I was a child a local farm used to sell nettle beer.... Anyway - I am still mostly sober. ...
by Finley
07 Jul 2018 17:09
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Mostly Sober
Replies: 6404
Views: 321818

Re: Mostly Sober

Hi Danny :\: Safe journey home <:)> Well done Flobie (::) Yes Danny baby is a year old and just standing independently, but scooting around at 100mph on hands and knees! I'm meeting daughter, her bf, baby and bfs mum and brother at the 02 for early dinner. Got here early so sitting in the shade at C...
by Finley
06 Jul 2018 19:25
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Mostly Sober
Replies: 6404
Views: 321818

Re: Mostly Sober

Thanks TC <:)>
by Finley
06 Jul 2018 18:51
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Mostly Sober
Replies: 6404
Views: 321818

Re: Mostly Sober

Hi everyone :\: Just wanted to pop my head round the door and say hello. Danny, Scotland sounds wonderful, especially with the amazing weather ;)? I'm doing OK - more than OK in terms of alcohol. Had 2 beers I'd guess about 4 glasses of wine since Christmas. Life is busy, busy but I must get back in...
by Finley
31 May 2018 10:57
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Mostly Sober
Replies: 6404
Views: 321818

Re: Mostly Sober

Morning all. Jjjj hope you feel better soon. Danny - isolating oneself can often feel like the safest bet, but I know from experience that for me personally, it didn't really help. Maybe just try to do a little bit of being sociable. Small chunks? A quick chat with a neighbour, walk with dog and 'go...
by Finley
30 May 2018 09:31
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Mostly Sober
Replies: 6404
Views: 321818

Re: Mostly Sober

Hello all. Sorry for the rather prolonged absence. Am back now though. Not been drinking - just busy, preoccupied and somewhat overwhelmed with both work and personal stuff. Starting to see light at the end of the tunnel now. Settled with NHS and made my complaint to GMC so have now done everything ...
by Finley
18 Apr 2018 09:38
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Mostly Sober
Replies: 6404
Views: 321818

Re: Mostly Sober

Hi all. Hope all's OK. I've not had a proper chance to read back as have been absent for quite a while and TBH I probably won't get to read back more than a couple of pages as life is quite hectic at the moment. I did read your post re daughter though Faith and big hugs to you <:)> <:)> <:)> I am no...
by Finley
31 Mar 2018 20:33
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Mostly Sober
Replies: 6404
Views: 321818

Re: Mostly Sober

Hi there folks. Long work days and computer problems have kept me away. Just want to say hello to all and I hope I'll be able to access BE and read/post properly after daughter's b/f has worked magic with my laptop xxx