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by Shadowlad
08 May 2020 11:50
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.
Replies: 7330
Views: 370754

Re: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.

Hello Ruby <:)> <:)> Great to hear from you. And well done on all that fab volunteering. I've been very up and down but doing much better now thank you. It helps to have my home back to myself and to have got into a new structured routine. Feeling really happy after my partner turned up with a big b...
by Shadowlad
08 May 2020 11:36
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: NOTICE BOARD
Replies: 5300
Views: 363803

Re: NOTICE BOARD

Also just wanted to send Winkler my very best wishes for passing her special one year milestone. Sincere apologies for missing this, but i wish you all the best in your continued journey \:)/ (::) <:)>

Plenty of cake all around today ! :D

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by Shadowlad
08 May 2020 11:29
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: NOTICE BOARD
Replies: 5300
Views: 363803

Re: NOTICE BOARD

Many congratulations to a very supportive BE member, Soberboots ! on passing her 3rd sober anniversary ! \:)/ (::) <:)>

Enjoy your special cake ! :D

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by Shadowlad
08 May 2020 11:20
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: NOTICE BOARD
Replies: 5300
Views: 363803

Re: NOTICE BOARD

Hello Bright Eye ! :\: Many congratulations to our super Topcat ! on her 9th sober anniversary ! \:)/ (::) <:)> Thank you for your continued support and friendship it is much appreciated. This anniversary cannot pass by without your annual personalised cake :lol: download (51).jpg ;)? ;)? ;)?
by Shadowlad
26 Apr 2020 22:56
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Running and Walking Club
Replies: 2095
Views: 104862

Re: Running and Walking Club

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by Shadowlad
26 Apr 2020 22:55
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Running and Walking Club
Replies: 2095
Views: 104862

Re: Running and Walking Club

Hi there, thanks for the smiles Newts and TC :) <:)> On Saturday i managed to stop in the lovely Forest of Bowland after delivering some food shopping to my mother. Here are a few pics, the parking was blocked of in the main parking areas. Webp.net-resizeimage (3).jpg Webp.net-resizeimage (6).jpg We...
by Shadowlad
26 Apr 2020 22:06
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.
Replies: 7330
Views: 370754

Re: Depression, Bipolar and Other Personality Issues.

Hello to all on this thread, thank you Mark for the mention, i hope you and yours are all ok <:)> Ruby if you are reading i have been thinking of you and hoping you are well ? <:)> Hi there, I know this thread has gone a bit cold and I really hope it's because everyone is doing so well. I couldn't t...
by Shadowlad
26 Apr 2020 21:26
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: What Has Made You Happy/Angry/Sad/Proud/Grateful Today?
Replies: 3987
Views: 178505

Re: What Has Made You Happy/Angry/Sad/Proud/Grateful Today?

Proud: Had a productive day starting a bedroom refurbishment. Glad to have had plenty of energy today and focus. Sad: Really missing meeting with my partner due to current social distancing needs. Missing hugging and visiting family members and friends. Sad and anxious about the pandemic in general,...
by Shadowlad
03 Apr 2020 21:27
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: What Has Made You Happy/Angry/Sad/Proud/Grateful Today?
Replies: 3987
Views: 178505

Re: What Has Made You Happy/Angry/Sad/Proud/Grateful Today?

Grateful: For the internet. That throughout all our current challenges, we can still 'see' and hear from some of our dearest friends - e.g.you! :D <:)> :\: Hellooooo there Mark ! I hope you and your family are all well <:)> <:)> Yes thank goodness for the internet it really brings people together a...
by Shadowlad
03 Apr 2020 20:55
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: What Has Made You Happy/Angry/Sad/Proud/Grateful Today?
Replies: 3987
Views: 178505

Re: What Has Made You Happy/Angry/Sad/Proud/Grateful Today?

SAD : missing meeting my man friend due to social distancing and not being allowed to meet people from another household. Its like being separated by war ! Oh well at least we can face time and message/phone and this will not last forever. Its so hard though, we have been tempted to meet but decided...
by Shadowlad
03 Apr 2020 20:43
Forum: Sobriety Challenges
Topic: The 2020 Challenge
Replies: 1115
Views: 36717

Re: The 2020 Challenge

#50 \:)/
by Shadowlad
03 Apr 2020 20:38
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Gardening - Herbs, Roots, Veggies, Flowers & More
Replies: 1570
Views: 87609

Re: Gardening - Herbs, Roots, Veggies, Flowers & More

Topcat wrote:
03 Apr 2020 20:11
I did all the strimming and mowing and then I sat in the sunshine with a nice cup of coffee and watched the sparrows at the feeders (squabbling :lol:
Well done ! :D Now you will be able to enjoy your neat garden this weekend in the good weather ;)? <:)>
by Shadowlad
03 Apr 2020 20:30
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: COVID-19 Support & Chat
Replies: 403
Views: 13741

Re: COVID-19 Support & Chat

Hi Deanna and all <:)> Who else is having trouble sleeping? Yes but that is nothing new for me. It just seems a long long night and too much time to think and worry. I know it must feel very worrying for you Deanna but just keep trying to keep yourself safe with all the precautions and keep the fait...
by Shadowlad
03 Apr 2020 20:08
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Gardening - Herbs, Roots, Veggies, Flowers & More
Replies: 1570
Views: 87609

Re: Gardening - Herbs, Roots, Veggies, Flowers & More

Hi TC hope you and all here are well. :\: Yes i will be doing the same this weekend, more work on the garden and burning some wood and rubbish now that the tips have closed. Fortunately i have a close friend staying here who is a keen gardener and she has done lots of cutting back the dead stuff and...
by Shadowlad
24 Mar 2020 14:10
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Generalised Anxiety (GAD) or Excessive Worry
Replies: 464
Views: 59987

Re: Generalised Anxiety (GAD) or Excessive Worry

Thank you TC my dear friend, for your lovely supportive reply. Its funny but i also feel happy with our government decision, it must be very tough for them trying to get on top of this extreme problem. I feel better for a little cry and talking about pent up feelings. Things are much worse for many ...
by Shadowlad
24 Mar 2020 11:35
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: Generalised Anxiety (GAD) or Excessive Worry
Replies: 464
Views: 59987

Re: Generalised Anxiety (GAD) or Excessive Worry

Hello i hope everyone is doing ok <:)> I'm currently feeling a lot of anxiety as i know many people must be in this current global crisis. Now our country has gone into tighter restrictions for the benefit of our health and that of our health system i confess to feeling very unsettled and emotional....
by Shadowlad
20 Mar 2020 09:06
Forum: General Recovery
Topic: Just want to share.
Replies: 5130
Views: 265910

Re: Just want to share.

Beautiful TC thank you. Its a beautiful spring day up here and all washing is out to dry too ;)?

Hi Mark <:)>
by Shadowlad
17 Mar 2020 23:30
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: COVID-19 Support & Chat
Replies: 403
Views: 13741

Re: COVID-19 Support & Chat

My daughter is hopefully flying home from a 3 month trip to Greece tomorrow, on a repatriated flight. A month early. Will be a relief to see her home ;)?
by Shadowlad
17 Mar 2020 23:26
Forum: Physical and Mental Health
Topic: COVID-19 Support & Chat
Replies: 403
Views: 13741

Re: COVID-19 Support & Chat

Hi everyone hope all ok <:)> <:)> I have the same dilemma about visiting my mother and her partner (who has asthma) this Saturday for mothers day weekend. I am worried of being the carrier of this virus and would feel terrible if i passed it on so will probably not go. I will send flowers and phone ...