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by Chirpy
28 Apr 2021 20:59
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 12653
Views: 1027402

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Lovely to hear from you Leslans, 18 months is an achievement, and I reckon a huge journey. Like you its not front and centre of my mind, and I am so grateful for that. I do feel so aggravated by the insidious advertising and promotion of alcohol, particularly for the little ones. The messaging that ...
by Chirpy
26 Apr 2021 21:06
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 12653
Views: 1027402

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Morning roadies Seamus the guilt thing is awful, and all I ever can do is keep my mind set on being my best self going forward, and even if that involved a slip or a wobble, the cumulative affect Scarlet mentioned is so true. There are more days better than others, is an achievement and a good thing...
by Chirpy
20 Apr 2021 20:15
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 12653
Views: 1027402

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

so many wonderful posts to catch up on. Welcome back Seamus. Scarlett, ahh the mum thing and little ones. Hugs on that one, I am still trying to find a time to carve out for myself, and today it was an early bird wake up and a chance to check in on things like BE! Being present is so huge for me, bu...
by Chirpy
16 Apr 2021 21:24
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 12653
Views: 1027402

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Lovely posts and I have done the 'I am on antibiotics' and the 'it doesn't really do well for me' etcetc,, but concur with others, when you don't drink, you realise how little and/or how many people are not drinking ... and you find your new people.I just laugh now and say "Is that an honest questio...
by Chirpy
13 Apr 2021 09:10
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 12653
Views: 1027402

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

thanks for the warm words Kokoda, Tai and Pink, I do love the earrings, and I also forgot to add that I have had an ultrasound of my liver done, and whilst it isn't primo, it is not terrible. That is a huge relief, and my next step will be working on my health. Pink, it sounds like a huge step, and ...
by Chirpy
12 Apr 2021 23:21
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 12653
Views: 1027402

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

morning everyone I have been thinking about my one year sober-versary and decided spontaneously to treat myself. I got a pair of Tahitian pearl earrings! The are really lovely, although I had to re-pierce my ears to get them in its been such a long time. It took about ten mins and was a bit sore, bu...
by Chirpy
12 Apr 2021 21:47
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 12653
Views: 1027402

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Kokoda big hugs. Sounds like a hell of a time. and in times like that its a lot to ask ourselves to be strong all the time. I am so glad to hear you are out of that situation, and back here at BE where I hope you find the support you desire. All the best for a bright evening and day - depending on w...
by Chirpy
11 Apr 2021 09:08
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 12653
Views: 1027402

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

gosh these posts are making me remember the shame of having done things that would normally be off-limits. So many what-ifs and near-misses.
go well everyone, have a great week.
by Chirpy
06 Apr 2021 00:59
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 12653
Views: 1027402

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Action I love your pledge!!
Pink, yes a long lock down might be very different. <:)>
by Chirpy
05 Apr 2021 05:55
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Late lounge (& other non-UK locations...)
Replies: 32071
Views: 1315558

Re: Late lounge (& other non-UK locations...)

happy easter late loungers who celebrate it... its all finished now down here. but it was nice, and it marks the end of daylight savings for us, so it has that nice autumn feel to the evening. not so fun with the 4 year old body clock adjustments, but her sleep is random anyway! looking forward to w...
by Chirpy
04 Apr 2021 21:56
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 12653
Views: 1027402

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

greetings from the bottom (or top of the world). Its easter break, so I finally have some time to read and enjoy the many posts. Pink I enjoy your posts about mental health. I had a similar experience, and have been on anti-anxieties for about a year. Made a huge diff, although I also have been rese...
by Chirpy
22 Feb 2021 01:50
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 12653
Views: 1027402

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Hi Roadies Congrats Action, I remember your first few weeks, and these 5 months have been hard won and you deserve to feel good and celebrate. I am so so pleased for you. Trojan - thank you for thinking of me. I have been lurking but super busy and enjoying being so engaged at home! Its going so wel...
by Chirpy
31 Jan 2021 07:32
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Late lounge (& other non-UK locations...)
Replies: 32071
Views: 1315558

Re: Late lounge (& other non-UK locations...)

absolutely glorious days down here. sometimes its just too humid for me, but today was just warm and I sat around in a hammock. Got a coffee machine and may have slightly over caffeinated myself! Haggi was a question on the Chase today and everyone looked at me shocked that I knew the answer thanks ...
by Chirpy
31 Jan 2021 07:27
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 12653
Views: 1027402

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

lovely posts, Pink, Action and Seamus, thank you for sharing. I had to apologise a couple of times this weekend, just so agitated and anxious. Heavenly to be able to acknowledge it, recognise it, and find some space to excuse myself and get my head straight. Apologise even for being short tempered. ...
by Chirpy
27 Jan 2021 22:58
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 12653
Views: 1027402

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

sober century - I love that!!
by Chirpy
27 Jan 2021 19:37
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 12653
Views: 1027402

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Hi Pink Around, but back to work and so busy. All well in chirpy land. I have to agree about the 'dry' challenges. it is also interesting how many people who don't drink, end up wanting to talk to me as they realise they might have an issue and because I don't drink seem to think I will be intereste...
by Chirpy
21 Jan 2021 21:51
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 12653
Views: 1027402

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Leslans, big hugs to you. What great respect you showed fur baby. and congratulations about your daughters dream job as well.
Chirpy
by Chirpy
19 Jan 2021 04:46
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Late lounge (& other non-UK locations...)
Replies: 32071
Views: 1315558

Re: Late lounge (& other non-UK locations...)

grits....what are they made of?
you guys aren't making me tempted with the weetabix!!
by Chirpy
17 Jan 2021 21:31
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Late lounge (& other non-UK locations...)
Replies: 32071
Views: 1315558

Re: Late lounge (& other non-UK locations...)

I love crumpets, however ... after an extensive debate on FB with my American friend about what a biscuit is (scone) I am unclear what definition of crumpet or tea cake we are using! someone mentioned marmite, but I am definitely a Vegemite girl! little dabs, not a big thick layer. I am a 3 but my d...