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Dry Bars (and a site update)

August 8th, 2014 Mrs D's Blog

I wrote that post this morning about our dinner party and then got in the shower and worried that people might think I was a bad mummy for letting my 10-year-old run a bar…(albeit with lolly money and Sprite Zero on offer..!). And then I thought – no, bugger that! Who says bars have to be all about booze…?

And then I remembered reading recently about the Dry Bars that have been popping up overseas. These are bars which are great alcohol-free social spaces. Fun and cool and comfortable, not lame imitations of the real thing. Just like the real thing in fact, but with no booze on offer.

They’re trending in the UK apparently, check out this one in London .. and there’s a good article here from the USA.

Anyone overseas been to one? Do you think they’d work in New Zealand? I’d love to go to a hip, cool bar with great lighting, funky music, tasty nibbles and a huge array of non-alcoholic drinks and mocktails. And no drunk people. Wouldn’t you?

Also just a quick site update. A great suggestion came in from member MsLSober – why not add a page to the Sober Toolbox which is for tips and ideas on how to deal with the really tough stuff? Taking away booze means we often have to develop new ways of dealing with emotional shit. I know I sure did (and still do). So where do we go and what do we do when the going gets really tough? The new page ‘Managing Feelings’ in up in the Sober Toolbox now.

Love, Mrs D xxx

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