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by Mark.
09 Apr 2020 13:37
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Music, movies and tv
Replies: 2173
Views: 113921

Re: Music, movies and tv

Another great track from Radio WFH, Trojan ;)?
by Mark.
09 Apr 2020 09:18
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11413
Views: 699808

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Excellent advice, Trojan ;)?

Saturn, I forgot to say - don't forget to congratulate yourself for staying sober AND quitting nicotine. That's seriously excellent work (::) <:)>
by Mark.
09 Apr 2020 08:07
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11413
Views: 699808

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Totally understand your worries, Saturn <:)> I just can't realistically imagine doing it. I think the reason you can't imagine doing it is because it is realistically very nearly (if not completely) impossible. It just is what it is, sadly. I suspect you are better staying where you are. After all, ...
by Mark.
09 Apr 2020 07:43
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11413
Views: 699808

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

<:)> That's very understandable, Saturn. I feel the same way about my wife and children. Have you discussed with your partner the idea of moving out? What did your partner think? As you suggest, the practicalities of finding another place to live at this time are likely to be huge. It might even con...
by Mark.
09 Apr 2020 07:18
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: The Road to Abstinence.
Replies: 11413
Views: 699808

Re: The Road to Abstinence.

Saturn <:)> Winkler's reply is really excellent and there's nothing I can add to what's she's already advised. Try the link, and keep trying to turn off from COVID thoughts for parts of the day, and do keep posting here. This is an awful situation, but we really do know that things will eventually r...
by Mark.
08 Apr 2020 09:10
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Sober April
Replies: 11928
Views: 516475

Re: Sober April

Lovely photos, Sally (::) ;)?
by Mark.
08 Apr 2020 08:30
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: The To Do List
Replies: 12944
Views: 407812

Re: The To Do List

Apart from your daughter's illness (I hope she's really on the mend now), that all sounds really good, AJ. Reading it was a really nice way to start the day, just before getting up ;)?

Great to hear from you, as always \:)/

You stay safe too! <:)>
by Mark.
08 Apr 2020 08:11
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Sober April
Replies: 11928
Views: 516475

Re: Sober April

No offence meant None taken :D The word Easter relates to the dawn goddess, Eostre , and I think there is a link there too with the word Oestrogen, so this season of birth and rebirth has many feminine connotations. Christians, Catholics anyway, continue the spring/female connection by celebrating ...
by Mark.
08 Apr 2020 06:56
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: The To Do List
Replies: 12944
Views: 407812

Re: The To Do List

Hamstering/squirreling - I get it! And I love the illustrations, Wilson ;)? Isn't it weird to see sections of the shops that normally have things like flour by the pallet - totally empty! Yes, Luna! At first, I found it rather heartbreaking, but thankfully stock levels are returning to normal :) Not...
by Mark.
07 Apr 2020 22:23
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Music, movies and tv
Replies: 2173
Views: 113921

Re: Music, movies and tv

Trojan wrote:
07 Apr 2020 20:29
From this week’s #WFH soundtrack…

Susanna Hoffs & Matthew Sweet - Different Drum

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRO5ZZuJGYI
Thoroughly approve of that's, Trojan ;)? I have the album they included that on! :D
by Mark.
07 Apr 2020 22:21
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Sober April
Replies: 11928
Views: 516475

Re: Sober April

Excellent work, AJ! \:)/ (::) \:)/ (::) \:)/ <:)>
by Mark.
07 Apr 2020 20:16
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here
Replies: 14243
Views: 804313

Re: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here

I'm currently at the really considering my drink levels early stages as yet - yes, I probably should be further but for now but I'm early days in this 'thinking about my drinking' lark. I'll aim to get closer to those sober times eventually, at least to some degree! Sounds like a good plan, Stuckin...
by Mark.
07 Apr 2020 20:07
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: Sober April
Replies: 11928
Views: 516475

Re: Sober April

We had an incredibly silvery moon last night - like a big shiny sixpence in the sky; which has suddenly reminded me of a song: "beneath the milky twilight" , indeed :D It's a pink moon. And there's another song ! :D :D That's good news about your mum, Jayjay - a big relief to get things sorted for h...
by Mark.
07 Apr 2020 16:05
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here
Replies: 14243
Views: 804313

Re: New Members - Please Introduce Yourself Here

Hi. This is my first step trying to overcome my problem with alcohol. After many years of saying I will do something about it I’m finally ready. It’s very scary and not sure how I will manage but I’m going to try my best. Hi All, and hi Sarah, we can have a joining birthday if you like :) I've rece...
by Mark.
07 Apr 2020 07:48
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: The To Do List
Replies: 12944
Views: 407812

Re: The To Do List

DannyD wrote:
07 Apr 2020 07:38
When's the best time of day for a supermarket shop Mark? And do you have flour?
From 9.30-11am is the worst in terms of customer numbers. Mid-afternoons are quieter. I'll check the flour situation for you when I start, but most stock levels are returning to normal :)
by Mark.
07 Apr 2020 07:15
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: The To Do List
Replies: 12944
Views: 407812

Re: The To Do List

Cheers, Newt - I like that ;)? Mark when you're recording, be very aware of your background. Me an' a mate were chucking over 'Have I Got News For You, and The Mash Report. How much we enjoyed 'snooping' into their private space, by reading the book titles on the shelves, or counting their hoarded l...
by Mark.
07 Apr 2020 07:08
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: 100 Day Kickstart
Replies: 10649
Views: 441357

Re: 100 Day Kickstart

Hi Zelda! Sorry, I've got to go to work and won't have time to reply properly until tomorrow, but those are really good questions. I hope that one of the others mught also have a go at answering. I think the discussion would be interesting and very useful. I'm not sure I've ever really felt confiden...
by Mark.
06 Apr 2020 18:17
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: 100 Day Kickstart
Replies: 10649
Views: 441357

Re: 100 Day Kickstart

No worries, Zelda <:)> I wish I could think of more to say, but I think you've already hit certain very important nails on the head: I must not drink. I must feel all these feelings and not be scared to death of them. It is scary, it will require courage, but it's all part of the process of regrowth...
by Mark.
06 Apr 2020 10:35
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: 100 Day Kickstart
Replies: 10649
Views: 441357

Re: 100 Day Kickstart

Sorry for the long post, but it is all reflection that has to be put in black and white for me to understand myself. Don't apologise, Zelda. It's really evident how much you need to put all this down. I can see too how some of the answers are already there in your post, particularly in regard to al...
by Mark.
06 Apr 2020 10:25
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: The To Do List
Replies: 12944
Views: 407812

Re: The To Do List

Still there are worse viruses to catch unless the bad luck one makes me catch that too. If I do it's off Basil. I picked him up and kissed him yesterday, and he smelled of perfume/aftershave :shock: :lol: I wonder where he picked that up?! Thanks everyone for your really kind and very useful commen...