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The Brave Babes Battle Bus - Sweet, Summer Sobriety!

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Mouseface Tue 13-Jun-17 19:20:50

Hey, I'm Mouse smile

Welcome to the Battle Bus! We're a group of travelling drinkers of varying levels, those who are teetotal, and those who have tried so many times to stop, those are 'controlled' drinkers, but we NEVER give up and keep coming back for the support we share, and trying to get some kind of control over the Wicked Wine Bitch Witch!

It's not easy, boy, it's so not easy to stop or cut down some days. There are days when even the Bravest Babes fall into the Sidecar. And do you know what? That's okay. smile

There is NO judgey pants worn on this Bus and you don't have to be anyone other than YOU to join us smile

So, come and grab a seat, some Opal fruits, (it'll make sense eventually!)) and meet the rest of the Babes. Remember, you're not on your own, ever with us, you'll always have a Babe you can relate to.

Here's the last thread for you to catch up on if you like smile

And here's where the entire journey began. smile

Mouse xxx

Mouseface Tue 13-Jun-17 19:27:12

Hey lovelies smile

Feel free to bag a seat but please fill up the other thread - Here is the new thread Babes

Mouseface Tue 13-Jun-17 19:28:44

Erm, ignore that thread link.... it's to this one! grin grin grin grin

Sorry, Mouse xxx

mermaidsandunicorns Tue 13-Jun-17 19:28:53

Can I join

LuxuryWoman2017 Tue 13-Jun-17 19:32:41

Welcome mermaid

Just grabbing a seat and thank you lovely mouse

Mouseface Tue 13-Jun-17 19:35:08

Hey Mermaids, sure!

We're on the old thread still but if you want to wait a while, it will soon fill and we'll all be over here!

The current thread is HERE FOR NOW

spanna41 Tue 13-Jun-17 19:39:12

Urgh took me so long to type me last post I've missed all the action!!!! Cross posted with all of you blush I sooooo wanted to be first <sulking on the back seat>

Mouseface Tue 13-Jun-17 19:42:00

(Gives Spanna some Opal fruits, shhhhh!) grin

spanna41 Tue 13-Jun-17 19:47:23

<nicks all the green ones and hides from Ma>

dementedma Tue 13-Jun-17 19:57:25

Oy! Who has hidden the opal fruits?< sniffs air in a menacing way, channelling Mrs Trunchbull>
Welcome mermaids

Mouseface Tue 13-Jun-17 21:28:11


Few, tis me, Mouse

I hope you all find the new thread.........

I'm signing off for the night as my pain levels are through the roof.

Lots of sober love to you all,

Mouse flowers xx

FlappyFish Tue 13-Jun-17 21:29:50

Hi everyone. I hopped on the bus a while back when I was struggling with sobriety.

I'm now 17 months sober.

Have an Opal Fruit, but can I pilfer a red one? I still get massive sugar cravings.

Flowerydems Tue 13-Jun-17 21:32:02

Mouse you're my hero, despite not feeling good what a fantastic opener.

Ma the garden photos are lovely, lexy has decided she doesn't like my hydrangeas so it's a bit of a shit heap just now.

Hello all babes old and new, I'm 2 sleeps from 30 so I'd better get my arse into gear. Someone chuck me a purple opal fruit

theansweris42 Tue 13-Jun-17 22:50:26

evening <sits fat arse down>
hope everyone is okay and thanks mouse hope you get some good rest.
spanna I am good thank you, AF and pleased.

MintToBee Tue 13-Jun-17 23:08:51

Reporting for duty. It's about time I hoovered up all your opal fruit wrappers and wiped your sticky fingers off Barry. grin

theansweris42 Tue 13-Jun-17 23:26:49

how did it go mint?

theansweris42 Tue 13-Jun-17 23:34:01

gah. stayed up too late.
There's always so much to do.
Hope all you lovely babes sleep well.

MintToBee Wed 14-Jun-17 06:56:12

Interview was good but I suspect I wont get the job. They hardly asked me anything. It's something I've always wanted to do. It's a good career to get into. I hate being old.

stilllearnin Wed 14-Jun-17 08:12:28

Morning babes.Stressful day yesterday but the yoga helped and I stayed AF smile. Dp had a couple of tins in the bath which is an improvement too. I am learning to keep my head more when the storms all about me. I have a secret plan formulating to train as a yoga teacher. So many people say to me they'd love to do it but can't for different reasons. They're putting obstacles in their way mainly. I'm not looking to charge money and thinking of inviting people for guided home practice rather than a class. Anyway those plans are distracting me nicely at the moment smile

stilllearnin Wed 14-Jun-17 08:13:36

But mint you got an interview so you must have some chance? Something to work towards maybe.

stilllearnin Wed 14-Jun-17 08:16:03

fish 17 months?! That's amazing. Bloody well done. Right I've been running already so must crack on with some work. Dd not in school again today sad but hoping for tomorrow. I'm off to catch up with a poorly colleague later.

UnwiseOldElf Wed 14-Jun-17 09:13:18

Yes 17 months is awesome, fish! Do you have any tips for the rest of us? I'm sober over 100 days (which I never thought I'd be able to say) and still feel very new to this and want to learn all I can.

Can I have an orange Opal Fruit please? And can someone link to the explanation of why the opal fruits anyway? I must have missed that bit...

Mint you sound a bit deflated by your interview. If it's not yet a "no" it might still be a "yes"...

Welcome to mermaid - glad you found us!

stilllearnin your yoga teaching plan sounds brilliant. I know someone who ended up training and became a yoga teacher in her spare time and LOVES it. You should go for it!

dementedma Wed 14-Jun-17 14:00:55

I have no idea where the Opal Fruits came from originally. They are just the sweet of choice on the bus and a rebellion against the name "Starburst" which we refuse to accept. And all the green ones are mine!

FlappyFish Wed 14-Jun-17 14:01:25

Tips? Er, try to catch yourself before rock bottom sadly. I crashed in literal and metaphorical style. I also go to AA.

Drinking had grown and grown. A night out. Nights in with friends. Nights out where I made an idiot of myself. And then many nights in alone. Ending up with a complete breakdown and 24/7 for a bit.

All I can really suggest is that it can get better. I pretty much destroyed my life and was very lucky I didn't physically hurt anyone. Mentally? Yes. And that will be a long process.

Drink lots of water and sugar cravings are normal.

Keep going, babes.

UnwiseOldElf Wed 14-Jun-17 14:29:40

I go to AA too. The people there, and the understanding, are brilliant. And yes to the sugar cravings! It's all connected, isn't it?

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