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Post by Bela » 19 Dec 2009 18:31

Lel has requested this thread just for links to great websites.
Post away, friends.
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Post by Kittie » 19 Dec 2009 18:36

and can we make it one - for just talk about the links... no alcohol talk?
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Post by Bela » 19 Dec 2009 18:44

Kittie, I am not so sure about no alcohol talk.
Let is that what you had in mind?
My thinking was all kinds of links, not limited to alcohol of course, but not excluding either.
Just an easy point of reference.
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Post by Kittie » 19 Dec 2009 18:50

Just an idea...

I just think sometimes we just want a break away...

a place to post that is alcohol free may help - i know in my own experience and talking to others that sometimes it helps!

When i dont want to drink..

i guess sometimes for me (and maybe others) it like an itch... the itch is there, you feel it, you want to itch it... someone tells you" dont itch that itch?" then "why do you want to itch that itch" and "i've just itched the itch"

if there was an area, that was all about anything but alcohol - the itch isnt there, but i also want to know that the people on the forum understand the "itch" might come back - does that make sense ???
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Post by Bela » 19 Dec 2009 21:11

I mention this to the other mods, Kittie,
For now though, let's not exclude alcohol links from this one.
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Post by Kittie » 19 Dec 2009 21:34

okido x
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Post by Sandy » 20 Dec 2009 00:13

can anyone help me with the Calum Best documentary? Is there a link to it?
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Post by Lel » 20 Dec 2009 07:37

Hi Kittie and Bela

Firstly - thank you so much for adding this thread.

Secondly - I do totally understand where you are coming from Kittie with regard to not wanting to talk about alcohol. Sometimes I don't log on here because I just don't want to talk about drink or be reminded of it. The way I cope best is by completely focusing on something else.

However, my thoughts for this thread were ALL AND ANY website addresses and links to sites that may be of any use to any of us in our fight against the booze. They may be about booze or totally different things like hobbies, health tips, volunteering etc etc - basically anything that will help us with tackling the booze or diverting our attention away from it! I've found some of the most helpful sites through posts on this site.

My idea was a simple thread (to suit my simple mind) - just basic links to any sites that may be helpful plus a brief description of what they are. Or requests like Sandy's for people looking for things. I'm going to have a little search of the site again and try and add some addresses already posted by others.

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Post by Lel » 20 Dec 2009 07:49

OK - Here's a few for now, will look for more later:

http://www.dryoutnow.com (alcohol help site, not a patch on BE though of course!)

http://www.jigzone.com (jigsaw site - helped me with many hours of not drinking!!)

http://lessonsforliving.com ( speaks for itself)

http://www.flylady.net (tidying, cleaning and organising tips)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NP0InrPZpjg (Rain in My Heart documentary)

http://www.cookitsimply.com (cooking site)

Have fun

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Post by Lel » 20 Dec 2009 08:40

"If you encounter a problem along your way...change your direction, not your destination."

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Post by Kittie » 20 Dec 2009 09:07

Hi Lel,

i think it is a very good idea indeed :) i will certainly be a regular visitor - great for moments of boredom and needing something to do, plus ideal as you said for people who wish to ask for a link to something.

I see as a "link" site it may well be that people need a link for an alcohol related problem - so sorry jumped in with my suggestion without actually thinking it through properly x
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Post by Lel » 20 Dec 2009 12:22

Another couple picked up from previous posts on here:

www.feelgooddrinks.co.uk

http://www.alcoholfree.co.uk/

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Post by Bela » 22 Dec 2009 13:18

Ideas coping with grief and loss during the holidays:

http://www.beliefnet.com/Health/Health- ... newsletter
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Post by Melina » 22 Dec 2009 15:24

I have to second flylady.net as a great site - I love it.

Two of my all-time favourite sites:

thesimpledollar.com (finances and frugality)
thepioneerwoman.com (best cooking site ever - tons of gorgeous photos)
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Post by Lel » 24 Dec 2009 14:45

This'll bring a smile to your face at Christmas time - thanks Bela!

http://www.dogwork.com/dogsnow/

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Post by Tink » 24 Dec 2009 20:08

HHHHAAAAAAAAAAAaaa! Crazy dog!!!!!! :lol: :D <:)>
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Post by LEC » 24 Dec 2009 20:45

Love the dog!!! :D :lol:
I bet it was pooped after that! :D

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Post by Kittie » 28 Dec 2009 19:41

loved the dog!!!

anyone for water

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQcVllWpwGs
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Post by Melina » 28 Dec 2009 21:51

My latest favourite site, which I mentioned in the Fitness thread: PastaQueen.com - an interesting and funny weightloss blog. Check out the archives and her rotating photos taken at each stage of her almost 200 lb. weight loss. Very entertaining.
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Post by Lel » 29 Dec 2009 08:40

Fun site Melina - thanks for sharing.

Does anyone know any good penpal sites? I think the art of letter writing is a nice one to maintain and I'd love a penpal - preferably one in the forces. I looked at a couple of sites last night but you have to pay to join. I know there is something about e blueys to the forces and tried it once and it didn't work - anyhow - it's e mail.

I'm really aiming for a letter writing penpal.

Any ideas?

Thanks

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