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Queen Bee posted a comment on
Happy Birthday, Soberistas and congratulations, Lucy, for such a magnificent site! 7 minutes ago
four has commented in the forum discussions Christmas Advent - The Gift an AF life!
Bellina, no problem at all!!! So very sorry this made you uncomfortable, it was the furthest thing from my intention!xoxo 10 minutes ago
Queen Bee has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Checking out for the night.MrJones - you are way too calm for someone who just accidentally deleted his post. 😭Must be the 222 days of AF life having a positive... 11 minutes ago
Samira posted a comment on (un)comfortably numb
Just one quick comment, I’m not sure it’s ok for Ms Nigella either. As fabulous as she is, google the reason behind her last divorce before you hold her up on a... 17 minutes ago
MrJones has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Quacking out for the night. Pressed the wrong key and deleted my post.Day 222 completed (that was the number of my parents'house when I was a baby - I thought i... 42 minutes ago
Samira posted a comment on 100 days today.
Well done amazing 100 day you!!!!! What an achievement!! 47 minutes ago
Samira posted a comment on IM NOT A POTATO - FIVE YEARS IN
« I was no longer energised by large groups of people, I needed to be in small groups, or alone to feel a sense of ease. Crazy and loud no longer suit me. »So m... 52 minutes ago
Manicmondays has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
I love days on the thread like this when it can go from chemistry teachers to snail breeders, astronauts and milk floats and everything in between. Mr Jones wha... 53 minutes ago
BlueJ has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Quick fly past Hovering before sleep time Long day but lovely to share in my son’s virtual graduation from St Andrews today ... he in Sweden and his parents in... 1 hour ago
TheDuchess posted a comment on 100 days today.
Good for you Vick. You‘re not on the straight and narrow; you are on the straight and wide 🙂 1 hour ago
HB Pencil posted a comment on Advent Calendar - 2nd - My Daily List
This seems like a well-rounded set of activities to engage in and aspire to, thanks for sharing. For me, the practice of listing and checking off as I go throug... 1 hour ago
TheDuchess posted a comment on IM NOT A POTATO - FIVE YEARS IN
Kop - you are beautifully quirky. Your blog is absolutely beautiful too. The last 16 months I’ve also cleared out loads of clothes and, like you, I’ve either so... 1 hour ago
Nell posted a comment on TWO YEARS FOR ME TODAY
Congratulations dearest. You are such a light to me - funny kind observant & wise - it’s a joy to know you. Xxx 1 hour ago
TheDuchess posted a comment on How did you feel in the first few days/ weeks AF?
53 hours; time flies x 1 hour ago
TheDuchess posted a comment on How did you feel in the first few days/ weeks AF?
Physically and mentally I felt like absolute shite. However, I knew I was done. Surrender was to win. That was over 16 months ago and although not always easy,... 1 hour ago
calmseas posted a comment on IM NOT A POTATO - FIVE YEARS IN
Kop- I don't think I've had the pleasure of reading one of your blogs before, but I'm so glad I saw this one. Congrats on 5 years! And on a completely silly not... 1 hour ago
calmseas posted a comment on (un)comfortably numb
Such a good description of a day in the life in my head too. Thank you for sharing. 1 hour ago
TheDuchess posted a comment on A different kind of cycle
Ali; I’ve just read all the other responses, as, like Frances, I respond without influence to all the blogs on here. Please, please get out Ali. You deserve so... 1 hour ago
Aspiring posted a comment on TWO YEARS FOR ME TODAY
Freedom is delicious ! Congratulations on your achievement x 1 hour ago
Fernandosclams has commented in the forum discussions Christmas Advent - The Gift an AF life!
Afletic I am so happy to hear the good news about your dad. Just amazing ♥QQ tonight, very tired and heading to bed. Loved reading PR and Susie’s gifts. When yo... 1 hour ago
Sheer posted a comment on IM NOT A POTATO - FIVE YEARS IN
Ah, my beautiful friend, much love, hugs and huge congrats on five years. Sobersuperstar 💫 You are definitely an onion - you make me cry... tears of joy, happin... 1 hour ago
Aspiring posted a comment on How did you feel in the first few days/ weeks AF?
I made a deal with myself : to not dwell on my shame, self loathing and remorse on one condition - no alcohol, no matter what. I had also had many attempts. Fe... 1 hour ago
calmseas posted a comment on I'm back ... a ramble
Glad you're back teaforever. Fear is a tough one.... and I think the thing that makes it go away fastest, is action... just one day, one little thing at a time.... 1 hour ago
TheDuchess posted a comment on A different kind of cycle
Ali; I’m saying this because I love you - GET OUT NOW. He is displaying all the signs of an abusive partner. The reckless driving is particularly worrying as I... 1 hour ago
NewandWild posted a comment on I'm back ... a ramble
Unfortunately I think it's more likely to be the other way around. Rather than hoping the meds will fix your booze problem, you have to kick the booze before yo... 1 hour ago
Jazzabelle has commented in the forum discussions OK so we don't drink, now what?
Rose4me well done you on 29 months! 1 hour ago
DD58 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
It was lovely to chat with dream team peeps this evening, so lovely to have such supportive people in my life right now! Well done to everyone on this journey.... 2 hours ago
TheDuchess posted a comment on TWO YEARS FOR ME TODAY
I’m over the moon for you Vanessa. White wine was my poison too. Toxic. Congratulations beautiful lady x 2 hours ago
Daisy4leafclover has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Vqaci, day 39 I think!Night all xx 2 hours ago
TheDuchess posted a comment on I'm back
Glad you’re back. It would only get worse if you kept on drinking. I used to cry all the time too. I was never a happy drunk. If I was, I wouldn’t be here respo... 2 hours ago
Emaimlin has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Just checking in after a long but happy day. Similar experience to Mr Jones in reverse, English teacher put a comment on my essay, went to his desk to ask what... 2 hours ago
Lubbieloo has commented in the forum discussions Christmas Advent - The Gift an AF life!
Evening all. Late check in again. Nothing much to report. In fact groundhog ain't got nothing on me🙄🙄Deme thats an awful situation with your Dad. I think you're... 2 hours ago
GeeMee12 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Big cheers for team Namaste especially writingsonthewall on that special 100. What a load of lovely camels Ravenswick. They just make you smile. Welcome back Ru... 2 hours ago
Newandscared posted a comment on How did you feel in the first few days/ weeks AF?
In the first 6-8 weeks I was EXHAUSTED, like bone tired. I'm still tired, but it's less all encompassing. Do everything you've said above - drink water, read qu... 2 hours ago
Daisy4leafclover posted a comment on A different kind of cycle
Ali, I would never say this lightly, reading this is freaking me the hell out. Please , please, trust your instincts. Something is not right, I know you want to... 2 hours ago
Libertas posted a comment on Day 1 - hello again
Bibs, I am so happy to see your name pop up again. You have put a smile on my face. Its awful hearing how unkind your being to yourself but we all get it. Pract... 2 hours ago
Aspiring posted a comment on IM NOT A POTATO - FIVE YEARS IN
Not just peeling but growing. This is marvellous, and so are you xx 2 hours ago
Libertas posted a comment on Owning it
I can completely relate to this. Glad I'm not the only mum who is absolutely perplexed by what people do in the evenings! Or should I say 'I was' because at thi... 2 hours ago
Daisy4leafclover posted a comment on IM NOT A POTATO - FIVE YEARS IN
I loved reading this Kop. Congratulations on 5 years. Thanks for keeping coming back and sharing stuff like this, its a massive help xx 2 hours ago
Libertas posted a comment on IM NOT A POTATO - FIVE YEARS IN
Hoping that I too am an onion! 🤞 Fantastic read, just what I needed, thank you! 2 hours ago
Libertas has posted the blog (un)comfortably numb
I stare into the pan of onions, perfectly sliced like little half moons; just like Nigella requested. As I stare emotionless into the pan I am interrupted by my... 2 hours ago
Strawbs has commented in the forum discussions Christmas Advent - The Gift an AF life!
Evening sticks, just a quick quack as in the midst of decorating still. Poppy, don't let BIL bully you. Susie love your gift and photo! And that is it for to... 2 hours ago
Teaforever posted a comment on Eat the toast, and don't try to fix everything at once!
A salutory lesson for me too, thank you!T x 2 hours ago
Teaforever has posted the blog I'm back ... a ramble
I've been inspired today by some Ista friends I've stayed in touch with and have rejoined Soberistas. Since I was last on here, things have been 'ok' given the... 2 hours ago
bellina62 has commented in the forum discussions Christmas Advent - The Gift an AF life!
I feel I need to gently respond to your last post Four - I prefer to post thoughts on sobriety as the spirit moves me. It's a lovely idea you have and been some... 2 hours ago
Wranklechick posted a comment on IM NOT A POTATO - FIVE YEARS IN
Brilliant post! It’s these stories that drive me forwards! I’m starting to feel the onion vibe at six months, but potatoes have also been a big part of my jour... 2 hours ago
Paddlingupstreamwithoutalcohol posted a comment on IM NOT A POTATO - FIVE YEARS IN
So good!!! What a bunch of amazing things to keep discovering! Thanks for the hope to bean onion someday 2 hours ago
Molls has commented in the forum discussions Young at Heart
Scoffy what is Cocoa' breed? He's gorgeous. Snow???? No we are in the low 70's. Vaccine need is so great in England. Maybe I will go over to get it. I am a Brit... 3 hours ago
Frances posted a comment on A different kind of cycle
Haven’t read any of the comments below in case they influence what I’m going to say.....WALK AWAY AS FAST AS YOU CAN. Please xx 3 hours ago
Queen Bee posted a comment on
Happy Birthday, Soberistas and congratulations, Lucy, for such a magnificent site! 7 minutes ago
four has commented in the forum discussions Christmas Advent - The Gift an AF life!
Bellina, no problem at all!!! So very sorry this made you uncomfortable, it was the furthest thing from my intention!xoxo 10 minutes ago
Queen Bee has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Checking out for the night.MrJones - you are way too calm for someone who just accidentally deleted his post. 😭Must be the 222 days of AF life having a positive... 11 minutes ago
Samira posted a comment on (un)comfortably numb
Just one quick comment, I’m not sure it’s ok for Ms Nigella either. As fabulous as she is, google the reason behind her last divorce before you hold her up on a... 17 minutes ago
MrJones has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Quacking out for the night. Pressed the wrong key and deleted my post.Day 222 completed (that was the number of my parents'house when I was a baby - I thought i... 42 minutes ago
Samira posted a comment on 100 days today.
Well done amazing 100 day you!!!!! What an achievement!! 47 minutes ago
Samira posted a comment on IM NOT A POTATO - FIVE YEARS IN
« I was no longer energised by large groups of people, I needed to be in small groups, or alone to feel a sense of ease. Crazy and loud no longer suit me. »So m... 52 minutes ago
Manicmondays has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
I love days on the thread like this when it can go from chemistry teachers to snail breeders, astronauts and milk floats and everything in between. Mr Jones wha... 53 minutes ago
BlueJ has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Quick fly past Hovering before sleep time Long day but lovely to share in my son’s virtual graduation from St Andrews today ... he in Sweden and his parents in... 1 hour ago
TheDuchess posted a comment on 100 days today.
Good for you Vick. You‘re not on the straight and narrow; you are on the straight and wide 🙂 1 hour ago



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