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Brave Babes - Wrapping up for a Wonderful Winter

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venusandmars Tue 24-Nov-15 16:31:01

Hi, I am venusandmars and I've been on these threads for many years.

It can be tough at this time of year when the adverts are full of families cheerfully opening bottles of wine and good cheer, when work parties are alcohol fuelled, when distant friends call round with a bottle in hand.

Maybe you're trying to cut down a little in the pre-Christmas weeks, maybe you are struggling to know how to continue with a longer period of abstinence, maybe you are waking up after a Christmas Party feeling sick and covered in shame (or even feeling shame and covered in sick).

Whatever, whenever, if you want to stop, or cut down, or simply share your struggle with others who also feel the tug..... please join us.

Usually our lovely mouseface opens these threads, but the poor mouse is sick in hospital and so I am overcoming the technophobia that a 50-something feels.... (well done me chocolate ). Our last thread is here if you want to read the last few posts

And if you want to read the story from the beginning (you'll need a few weeks) HERE is where it all started when Jesuswhatnext posted in May 2010.

Welcome one and all x

venusandmars Tue 24-Nov-15 16:33:19

So, while no-one knows about the new thread, I get to open it AND be the first poster. Ha - double first grin grin

SweetLathyrus Tue 24-Nov-15 17:24:20

Thank You Venus

Love and hugs, Mouse

<jumps back to the old thread>

dementedma Tue 24-Nov-15 20:42:48

Bags a seat at the front and hides the bus stash of opal fruits.

lookingforhope Thu 26-Nov-15 10:09:41

Ma you always beat me to the new thread angry. Shove up there!

Venus thanks for setting it up.

Sweet help me find the Opal Fruits while Ma is at work.

Is it too early for mince pies ? santa

evilpopstar Thu 26-Nov-15 11:07:14

I'm here. More later. Hideously pre menstrual.

obrigada Thu 26-Nov-15 11:31:29

Hungover but booking my seat blush

dementedma Thu 26-Nov-15 13:18:17

I may be at work but I have an all-seeing eye - get your mitts orf my Opal Fruits.
well now, I have just been asked if I would like to attend a black tie gala dinner in the Great Hall at Edinburgh Castle next week...hmmmm, let me check my diary. This sounds like extreme soldier ogling and then some...

babyjane1 Thu 26-Nov-15 16:45:30

Hi babes,

ma if I didn't love you so much I'd hate you, getting to ogle to all these young virile men in uniform.

Can I be your plus one????? Pleeeaaasee xxx

Fairenuff Thu 26-Nov-15 17:11:57

Get back to the old thread you naughty lot!

<shoos everyone out of here>

Tut tut, you'll be on the naughty list if you carry on like this. Mouse takes one little thread starter off and you're running amock, get out of here before venus see you.

Shoo, shoo...

dementedma Thu 26-Nov-15 19:47:53

baby I'll put you on the list. I shall have to ask the Major General if I can take a plus one????

lookingforhope Thu 26-Nov-15 19:55:40

I am at a black tie dinner on Thursday Ma, but with a bunch of middle aged business men with dad bods. Want to swap? envy

Pop your limerick was far too good for the tail end of a thread, think you should repost here. I would but as ever am sat in my car in the rain waiting for ds to finish training, so on my phone (and still no idea what my MN password is for my other devices)

Faire old thread duly filled!

Obrigada how ya doing? Hangover any better. Have some chocolate and flowers xxx

NoAprilFool Thu 26-Nov-15 20:04:15

Marking my place on the new bus.

Thank you venus for setting it up and lots of squidgy get well wishes winging their way to mouse.

Fab poem pop!

dementedma Thu 26-Nov-15 20:17:29

mouse is home but very unwell. She is suffering so much with pain at the moment.sad
Let me see hope. I shall be in the Great Hall in Edinburgh castle, following a drinks reception in the Mess. All the chaps will be in full mess dress and medals. Cavalry regiments in tight fitting trousers with spurs! Senior naval officers in tail coats and gold braid. People calling me ma'am and filling my glass. Great food. Lots of flirting networking....
And you are offering what, exactly??????

lookingforhope Thu 26-Nov-15 21:43:54

Erm, we are having starters of salmon mousse???

Yeah. Not good enough. I know (slinks away sulking and muttering) sad

aliasjoey Thu 26-Nov-15 22:36:26

Here you all are

lookingforhope Thu 26-Nov-15 23:15:24

Hi Joey. Just about to go to bed with a brew and a book. Hope everyone is warm and cosy this evening x Nearly weekend! What are you all up to ?

Mouseface Fri 27-Nov-15 06:49:16

Morning, tis me, Mouse

Firstly - Ma - thank you so much my lovely friend for letting the Babes know I was in hospital again, and that I'm now home. I'll chat about what happened later if that's okay? Ma - I'm sorry to learn that your DD has been in A&E and unwell, with the added pressure of her exams. I do hope that she's well again very soon. flowers

Secondly - I'd like to say a HUGE thank you to venus for setting up the thread, smile As always, with our wonderful venus, she's created a warm and welcoming post, that anyone lurking or unsure about their own or a loved one's drinking would be much more likely to post.

And lastly, thank you for all for your kind wishes of wellness, and as Ma said I'm extremely poorly but will try to come back later and explain everything because I've just been woken by my pain again, so I thought I'd try to distract myself with getting onto my favourite Bus, and nestling down at the back.

I hope that you're all as well as you can be, and perhaps some of you can help me when I tell you what happened?

Love, Mouse flowers

lookingforhope Fri 27-Nov-15 07:34:54

Lovely Mouse flowers
I hope you got back to sleep and got some rest and respite from the pain xxxx So sorry you are having a bad time. We have turned the heating up on the bus, saved you all the snuggliest blankets, prepared the brew and biscuit and have popped a blue flashing light onto Gerald's roof, ready to swoop into action and help where we can.
Lots of love to you xxxxx

NoAprilFool Fri 27-Nov-15 08:40:21

Hello lovely mouse. Hope you're sleeping now.

SweetLathyrus Fri 27-Nov-15 10:51:13

Hello all.

Sorry, the week got away from me there, but it has been a positive one. I've got to get to the dentist now but will be back later.

(PS, day four for me today).

lookingforhope Fri 27-Nov-15 19:57:32

Well done Sweet. Where the devil is everyone?

dementedma Fri 27-Nov-15 19:59:10

I'm here hope just vvegging out.

NoAprilFool Fri 27-Nov-15 20:08:52

I'm here. Doing serious battle with the witch tonight. I'm struggling.

About to catch up on Masterchef and pick up my knitting. It really is one minute at a time right now.

NoAprilFool Fri 27-Nov-15 20:47:36

And it's passed. Quite happy with my herbal tea and knitting now.

Hope you're all having a good evening.

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