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The Brave Babes Battle Bus - Driving Through The Autumn Scenes, Searching For Our Sober Dreams.

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Mouseface Fri 27-Sep-13 12:49:04

Hello, I'm Mouse smile Welcome to the Bus, (aka Gerald grin ).

I'm one of the Brave Babes on board this fabulous Bus of travellers, all in search of their sobriety in one form or another.

We have those who drink in moderation, those who have a set pattern of days on and off the booze, and we have posters who have been sober for minutes, hours, days, weeks, months or years.

There are two lines that the Bus has painted down the side, one on each -

The Vulnerable Need Our Support, Not Our Judgement and Alcohol Fosters Inertia

So, if you think you're drinking too much or you're worried about another person, then come find a seat.

We get through our days chatting about all sorts of things, life is, after all, full of plenty of things to fuel our desire to drink, and we're all very different people grin

However, our common goal is sobriety. smile

The Last Thread

The Reason We're Here - The First Thread

Awks Fri 27-Sep-13 12:50:59

<sits on the back seat with the big girls>

Jesseismysecretcrush Fri 27-Sep-13 13:17:30

<sits next to Awks lights fag and sticks chewing gum on back of seat>

myfriendbill Fri 27-Sep-13 13:42:21

Marking my place!

Just marking my place. Not ready to post yet but want this on TIO

typhoontanya Fri 27-Sep-13 14:37:45

Bagging my seat as well (formerly Obrigada)smile

Isindesidecar Fri 27-Sep-13 15:17:39

<launches self onto bus scattering opal fruit wrappers and fag ends in a whirlwind of over-weight down-draft>>

Isindesidecar Fri 27-Sep-13 15:18:39

Tanya Hey lovely! How the divil are ya?

Awks and Green put those fags out at the back there!!

ruralreynard Fri 27-Sep-13 15:21:18

Checking in.
Posted a long message on the old thread without realising it was full blush.
Ended it with I am off to walk the dog to try and escape the WW.
catch you later babes.

typhoontanya Fri 27-Sep-13 15:27:44

Hey Isinde, belated Happy Birthdaysmile

Jesseismysecretcrush Fri 27-Sep-13 16:45:58

It's okay it's just an ecig!

Good luck * rural*

ruralreynard Fri 27-Sep-13 16:47:45

isinde a very late happy birdie 2 ewes for yesterday. Did say this on the old thread but you were all here grin.
Well done on staying AF you are one up on me, never managed it on my birthday.
Incider you did a day, thats great.smile Forget yesterday its gone and now you know you can do it. Keep trying odaat.
Congrats unhappy thats amazing, go you!!
I am on day 2 for the 2nd time this week, great fall from grace on Wednesday. Downed a bottle had to entertain NSDH friends and play happy families. Always a trigger. Will have to work on that sad
WW is driving me up the wall today. Have to try and keep busy busy busy.
Walked the dog, now off to cook tea.
Sorry not to name check everyone, having trouble with concentration, sort of as if im drunk confused
Love to all.

ruralreynard Fri 27-Sep-13 16:49:36

Thanks green/jesse think i will need it.smile

louiseaaa Fri 27-Sep-13 17:06:10

Hello everyone <waves>

Phew I thought the bus had left the station!

Still here, still sober, busy weekend planned including a large one in Notts on Saturday. All my friends know I don't drink (and some of them why) so there shouldn't be any probs. Have my exit strategy planned if it all gets too much and I am driving.

How do you celebrate Friday? I've just had two massive pieces of cake, baked and decorated by my darling son (we go to the local community college - to do a cake decorating course together)

I've also got voluntary work this evening at a local yoot club - that keeps me busy during the witching hour and Saturdays I'm either out with family or go to an AA meeting.

Have a safe weekend y'all

<slinks into the seats at the back and slouches down>

Fairenuff Fri 27-Sep-13 17:26:11

Haha Isinde I love the way rural snuck a post in there at the end of the last thread. It actually went over the limit to 1001 posts, just to make sure you weren't the last one grin

Obrigada fab to see you back, how's tricks?

Hi everyone smile

Jesseismysecretcrush Fri 27-Sep-13 17:37:48

Well the pub is calling me tonight if I can find a partner in crime. My house is a shit pit, i can't stand to sit in it and too tired and in pain to clean it. Can't stand to look at DHs pained face all night ( the mildest case of man-flu rendering him incapable of anything for two days - except loafing, eating and drinking beer (confused) ) I REALLY need to get out. Can you stop the bus a sec for me to hop over into the sidecar!

Fairenuff Fri 27-Sep-13 17:43:07

Green are you sure that's what you really want? How will it make you feel better? You can get out of the house for other things. You can kill 3 hours at the cinema.

Jesseismysecretcrush Fri 27-Sep-13 17:45:23

Have my partner, escape planned. Now to tell DH i'm buggering off!

If you don't stop I'll press the ejector seat! My fuck it button is jammed on and I'll probably come crawling back on the bus in the morning.

Sorry babes not particularly inspirational I know but an inescapable itch I have to scratch today.

Fairenuff Fri 27-Sep-13 17:46:45

Take care, come back tomorrow x

Jesseismysecretcrush Fri 27-Sep-13 17:54:01

Sorry faire cross posted. Didn't mean to sound so dramatic. I'll be fine. I do have a stop button ( of sorts) daily drinking is my biggest issue as opposed to bingeing or dependency ( though have been there before years ago) so I will not be opening the floodgates so to speak. I am in a dangerous mood however and looking for some mayhem. Expect it will be three glasses of wine in the local and toddle off home in reality!

Fairenuff Fri 27-Sep-13 17:56:05

Ok smile

Try to have a big drink of water before going to sleep x

Jesseismysecretcrush Fri 27-Sep-13 18:05:35

Thank you faireegodmother smile

aliasjoey Fri 27-Sep-13 18:07:06

Hello Babes

I've been on a mad shuttle bus today which managed to take 45 minutes to travel 6 miles. (Including a detour via the sewage works) so if you don't mind, I'll sit up on the roofrack today instead of inside another Bus grin

onyerbike Fri 27-Sep-13 18:08:09

Saving a seat quetly wherever there's a space...

Isindesidecar Fri 27-Sep-13 18:29:20

There's always space onyer come and have a seat and a brew

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