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The Brave Babes Battle Bus - Boinging Into Spring, With A Dance And A Sing!

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Mouseface Sat 16-Feb-13 20:58:15

Hello, tis me, Mouse and I'm one of the regular travellers on this Bus!

This is a Bus for drinkers, the completely sober, those fighting to stay sober and everyone in between! No matter what, you're welcome here if you feel you don't like the way you drink anymore, or you're worried for someone else.

Take a seat.

You'll be listened to, looked after and maybe (if you're lucky), slapped with our resident Squid, Barry grin whom I'm sure you'll meet in time!

So, what have you got to lose by posting? What have you got to lose by coming to say hello and telling us why you don't like the way you drink anymore?

And, if you'd like to see where we've been so far HERE IS THE LAST THREAD

And the reason we're ALL here in the first place, the first ever thread is ALL HERE

See you soon smile xx

Mouseface Sat 16-Feb-13 20:59:29

And for now, we're over HERE UNTIL IT'S FULL smile

<waits for serial offenders to arrive and bag the best seats!> grin

jesuswhatnext Sat 16-Feb-13 21:07:11

BOING! grin

Mouseface Sat 16-Feb-13 21:52:22

grin xx

eminemmerdale Sun 17-Feb-13 09:59:13


jesuswhatnext Sun 17-Feb-13 10:08:03

oh double BOING!!! here - the sun is shining and im off to the garden centre! grin had smoked salmon and scrambled egg for brekkie, the washing is in and i feel fantastic! grin ( the bike is leaving the dining room in a minute! wink)

much love to all you babes today! i wish i could spread my contentment round with a trowel!! smile i would happily share this feeling with everyone of you! XXXX

Mouseface Sun 17-Feb-13 18:19:18


Mouseface Sun 17-Feb-13 18:20:24

Der! Ignore me! I was on the wrong thread. blush xx

PurpleWolfe Sun 17-Feb-13 18:28:14

<Slides quietly into seat in the side car - still! sad >

ohcluttergotme Sun 17-Feb-13 18:31:58

Stepping aboard for spring smile

Mouseface Sun 17-Feb-13 18:44:18

Grey - I sometimes wonder how desperate I would have to be to buy that horrible cheap cider in the big blue plastic bottle. Why not start by reducing the amount of wine you drink? So go for your first drink as a sprittzer? That's what I did. Two of those, no more than half wine, sipped slowly, and then see how you feel if you MUST DRINK? Worth a shot? smile xx

Thank you very much Purple, given your own stress, it's nice of you to post to me.

Clutter - Not at all! I love that it helps you! Seriously, try your best to detach from Wednesday until Tuesday night and we'll have a good old 'what shall we do' session then okay?

Ma - That sounds VVVVV painful lovely! Just the same as my back, 20 mins sitting or standing is enough and then I have to shift. If I can. grin Doesn't make my pain any more severe or important than yours! It sounds awful xxx

jango36 Sun 17-Feb-13 19:08:19

Hi to all the babes.. Been a busy one for me today work, work and more work. Im in the side car again tonight! blush..
Tomorrow is my fresh start grin aiming to manage until Sat night and then do controlled drinking that night- say four- five units? Is that even controlled hmm
For those babes that do manage controlled drinking what is your unit limit?? just interested as I guess they will vary.
I plan to excercise and take ds1 out to get through..
See all you babes tomorrow with my new halo... hopefully xx

aliasjoey Sun 17-Feb-13 19:39:50

Hello Babes. Have some wine, but not drinking it tonight - saving it for tomorrow. I think it's getting easier to wait, practicing the willpower muscle. (Eating chocolate instead grin )

fullofhopefullness Sun 17-Feb-13 20:22:09

I have been reading the postings on this site for the past few days and can empathise totally with all of you. I am resolved to quit for the first time ever and need all support I can find!

Mouseface Sun 17-Feb-13 21:23:03

Welcome Full - I'm so sorry but I'm away to bed just now as I'm exhausted but didn't want to ignore your post smile

Please, sit, have a brew and as many as you like a couple of lovely home made biscuits

I'm guessing you plan to start tomorrow? Bloody good luck! You've done the hardest thing, you've posted here and admitted that you want to stop drinking how you are presently.

Night all xxx

greeneyed Sun 17-Feb-13 21:26:51

welcome full, hello all. Too tired to post just marking place and will catch up tomorrow. Have a peaceful and restful night all x

aliasjoey Sun 17-Feb-13 21:57:31

Welcome full and well done for posting here smile

fullofhopefullness Mon 18-Feb-13 07:36:35

Hi thanks for replies. I feel as though I know you from reading here. I havent blogged before. Also never quit before and ive probably only had a few 'free days' in many years. I started last monday and this site has helped enormously. Ive been reading avidly. My story is similar to many of you. Ill send longer post later.

PurpleWolfe Mon 18-Feb-13 08:13:21

Morning Babes, old and new. Aiming for Day 1 here. Poured any left over wine away and I will not drink today. Sending Happy Sunday thoughts for everyone. xxxx

greeneyed Mon 18-Feb-13 08:22:37

purps it's Monday grin

greeneyed Mon 18-Feb-13 08:25:14

Day 2 here, still experimenting with meds so feeling a bit strange, want to lose the alcohol from the equation this week to see if i can sleep properly. Sorry not to name check, have been reading all weekend and thinking about you all x

PurpleWolfe Mon 18-Feb-13 08:32:48

Oh good grief! grin See what school holidays do to me! DC still at ExP's as his Mum's there so I'm still in weekend mode! Good luck on Day 2 Green. Happy Monday everyone! xxxx

Mouseface Mon 18-Feb-13 09:21:51

Morning, tis me, Mouse

Purps - ROFL, you daffty! grin I was like, shit, I got up early for the wrong day? confused until greeny pointed out it's MONDAY!! grin

Greeny - sorry, I have a memory like a, you know, one of those, erm, thingy's, that you use to let water through? Drainer type jobby? wink Remind me what meds you are on sweets? I can't remember for the life of me.

Docs soon and then the food shop for the week, back on the 5:2, so lots of fresh fruit required smile

Back later lovelies xx

PurpleWolfe Mon 18-Feb-13 11:00:13

Sorry for the mild shock Mouse! I read on FB that a friend had an incident on the way to work and I was wondering why he was going to work on a Sunday!? Lol!

Well, got slightly more time off this weekend as ex MIL is having the DC for a while (hence the mix up with my days!). We are all off to see Wreck It Ralph a bit later. She is a very difficult woman (knows everything about everything - not! And likes to voice her opinions frequently!) but she is the only grandparent to make an effort for the children (and they love her) so I grit my teeth and count to 100 10. She has no transport so without my help she wouldn't be able to do anything with them. ExP has to work, natch!

Have worked out that this latest 'fail' has been just over two weeks so that's nearly two weeks less that last time's dip. The scales are showing the results of my over indulging as is my complexion, sigh. Still, I'm back to trying to abstain again and feel that, even though it's not been brilliant, it's still a damn sight better than this time last year.

Well, off for a relaxing bath and then off to face the Dragon. xxxxxx

jango36 Mon 18-Feb-13 13:32:08

Hi Babes. Well day one for me here sigh
Woke up this am with dry mouth, now got a fuzzy head! Was it worth it? NO!
So back to the start. Gonna take ds1 out now to blow away the cobwebs. Plan for later is exercise and nice cakes smile
See you all later and tonight I plan to be on board grin though day one is always the hardest isnt it xx

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