• Kerris posted a new activity comment 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    That’s so awesome. I love socialising now that I’m over 3 years. I also feel comfortable taking about not drinking. Enjoy the wedding 👰

  • Kerris posted a new activity comment 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    Oh lovely lady, I can so relate. I too am very insular since not drinking. I have to really make an effort to get out. You have such a wonderful home. It is filled with love and laughter and is in a magical setting. I loved the time I spent there and anyone would. Big *hugs* xx

  • Kerris posted a new activity comment 8 months ago

    Congrats 140 days! Your rocking it 👍

  • Kerris posted an update 8 months ago

    Love it when the sun is shining. Just finished a 20 min meditation on my ferry ride to work and opened my eyes to the sun shining on the water. So grateful to have this way to commute to work. Have a great Monday people 💕

  • Kerris posted a new activity comment 8 months ago

    Let it out. It’s OK to cry and release all that emotion. Big **Hugs**

  • Kerris posted a new activity comment 8 months ago

    Big congrats my friend. Your a star! xxx

  • Kerris posted a new activity comment 8 months ago

    Great catch-up and reconnect. So wonderful to meet new LS peeps and looking forward to the next one. Thanks for organising @Enzedgirl xx

  • Kerris posted a new activity comment 8 months ago

    Beautiful xxx

  • Kerris posted a new activity comment 8 months ago

    Ditto @Janus2 xx

  • Kerris posted a new activity comment 8 months ago

    Was a lovely catch up indeed 🙂

  • Kerris posted an update 8 months ago

    Beautiful morning, my grandchildren had a sleepover last night so much fun. A breakfast of bacon and eggs and hot cakes. I am dropping them home on the way to lunch with a beautiful bunch of LS members. Can’t wait to catch up it has been too long. Have an awesome day people xx

  • Kerris posted a new activity comment 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    All good here. Happy moving, it’s always fun hahaha xx

  • Kerris posted a new activity comment 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    @Ducky Woohoo hey there lovely lady 👋

  • Kerris posted a new activity comment 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    @ITG big congrats and great you will be settling into the new home before Christmas yay 😄

  • Kerris posted a new activity comment 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    Congrats 6 months is a great milestone. Some good sober muscles to get you through the Christmas new year temptations 😄

    • Hi @Kerris, some good sober muscles indeed, it’s funny when I stopped drinking 6 months ago it was with the Christmas Holidays in mind … I gave myself a rather generous lead in because it’s my 40th next month and last year I had thought I’d do no wine 39… well that lasted all of not long! So now with 6months under my belt I’m so looking forward to my Wine Free 40’s!!!! And I am super excited about sober holidays and NO Hangovers!

  • Kerris posted a new activity comment 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    It’s such a great word one of my favs😝

  • Kerris posted a new activity comment 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    There is always teething issues when such a big overhaul and sever change happens. The site is very cool and bright. I love it 💕

  • Kerris posted an update 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    Morning such glorious sunshine this morning after a wet weekend. Love the clean refreshing smell after a few days of rain. Hubby and I went to a mindfulness for relationships workshop on Saturday was so much fun. We even did 2 guided meditations. One of the activities we did was to gaze into each other’s eyes for 3 mins. Hubby and I did so well for about 40 seconds then got uncontrollable giggles. It was hilarious . We also found out we are on the same thought pattern when it came to the values we think the other adds. Was an uplifting afternoon. Have a fantabulous day people 🤡

  • Kerris posted a new activity comment 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    Thank you it’s part of a street art picture I took when in Milan earlier this year

  • Kerris posted a new activity comment 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    So sorry you have a sad heart @morgan. I have been thinking of you often as you will never believe who I listen to just about daily now Tara Brach!! I just could not listen to her in my first few years of sobriety. However I have been getting into more meditation and I find her brilliant. 2 years ago her voice grated me and now so soothing and inspiring and so funny. So put those trainers on and go for a walk in nature and listen to your friend Tara. I always think of you when I listen to her. Xx

    • I am glad to be remembered in such a way. Sometimes Tara makes me laugh out loud on my walks, but more often groan. However, she has reshaped my thinking over the last few years. I had read and begun to absorb this thinking/ way of being for many years, but I think the almost daily walks listening, then the night sleep- meditation routine, has meant it begins to really embed. + having to live through things raw and sober of course. I think my heart is broken now, my future vision could be over ( what, again?!!!) however I have caught myself thinking, I am grown up, at long last, I can manage this. Took some risks, they were worth it, the answers will come soon, don’t push Morgan, wait as @prudence said, don’t freak out that time is NOT on my side, simply live. Grateful, so bloody great ful for my health and the love in my life. That got rammed home hearing bad news yesterday. Wow, pulled me together rapidly. I like the story about the novice monks being sent to meditate in the graveyard ( among cadavers?)
      Xxxx have you adjusted to being home from the glories of Italy?

  • Kerris posted a new activity comment 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    I can’t either but someone will know how xx Hope you feel better soon

  • Kerris posted a new activity comment 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    Cool we can do emojis 🎶💕❤️💋💐😇

  • Kerris posted an update 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    Very cool site @mrs-d great job Dan. Anyone have tips on how I fine the calendar and orange box. It’s probably very easy but having tried everywhere and getting frustrated I thought I would ask lol. I did manage to get a cover pic and new profile pic so not a total epic fail 😄

  • Kerris changed their profile picture 8 months, 3 weeks ago

  • Kerris posted a new activity comment 8 months, 4 weeks ago

    Congrats on 80 days woohoo

  • Kerris posted a new activity comment 9 months ago

    Morning I love listening to podcasts will check it out. So looking forward to catching up on the 15th xxx

  • Kerris posted a new activity comment 10 months ago

    Beautiful xx

  • Kerris posted a new activity comment 10 months ago

    Yay congrats I get that same feeling with Yoga and feel blah if I miss it for a few days.

  • Kerris posted a new activity comment 10 months ago

    So happy you have made the decision. I was a big binger too. You can do this! It’s so worth it.

  • Kerris posted a new activity comment 10 months ago

    Sounds like a great time, enjoy the rest of the weekend xx

  • Kerris posted an update 10 months ago

    Morning there is a cool number in my orange box this morning 1111. I am a sucker for 11:11 and know I will always have a great day when I see it. Off to have brunch with a friend I haven’t seen in ages and swap holiday stories. Had takeaways last night and hubby asked me to grab him some ciders, which I did. Doesn’t phase me going into bottle stores. They even stock AF wine now but I find them far to sweet. Can’t beat a soda and lime for a refreshing drink. I also quiet like the ginger and lime Kambucha very low in sugar. Have a beautiful day people xxx

  • Kerris posted a new activity comment 10 months ago

    Have a wonderful time with your boys, holidays are the best! Enjoy! Hotels will have free WiFi 🙂

  • Kerris posted a new activity comment 10 months, 1 week ago

    Sugar detox is going OK thanks @morgan. It’s helped that I have a stinking heavy head cold, so I can’t tell if I feel crap because of the detox or it’s the cold hahaha. Love the sound of your outfit and the over the knee boots! Bet you look very cool. Loving the sound of your Sunday you have inspired me to get out of my dressing gown and go shower and do something with the day. xxx

  • Kerris posted a new activity comment 10 months, 1 week ago

    OMG how exciting! I am so happy for you @prudence. 🙂

  • Kerris posted a new activity comment 10 months, 1 week ago

    900 days, big congrats, you rock !

  • Kerris posted an update 10 months, 1 week ago

    Back in good ol NZ, Happy to be home and the animals are both good. We had house sitters and apart from the washing machine crapping out beyond repair all is OK. Started the sugar detox so not sure if it’s that or Jetlag that’s sucked the energy out of me but I’m glad I took the rest of the week off work. Sober holidays are the only way to go. I could never have packed in everything we did if I had daily hangovers. Life is so much better without alcohol having the control.

    • Your holiday pics were absolutely mesmerising. What an experience that must have been. Frigging awesome. Xx

    • Hello gorgeous. Home safe and sound xxxx adored the photos too, when I wasn’t ill with envy.
      Hey, I am week 11 no sugar no grains – can barely believe I have done it. We know how to give things up, right?

  • Kerris posted a new activity comment 10 months, 1 week ago

    Congrats on day 40, well done 🙂

  • Kerris posted a new activity comment 10 months, 1 week ago

    Sounds like life is going well for you. Happy, contented and sober. Yay, that’s cool xxx

  • Kerris posted a new activity comment 10 months, 2 weeks ago

    Thank you 🙂 Yes make in happen Nina, it is wonderful

  • Kerris posted a new activity comment 10 months, 2 weeks ago

    Thank you. Italy is beautiful and each part so very different

  • Kerris posted a new activity comment 10 months, 2 weeks ago

    You will love it!

  • Kerris posted a new activity comment 10 months, 2 weeks ago

    Thank you 🙂

  • Kerris posted a new activity comment 10 months, 2 weeks ago

    Yes I did get it thank you xx

    • Interesting… And I didn’t tag you at all, so responses do get through even if disappearing
      Anyway, happy last days xxxx

  • Kerris posted a new activity comment 10 months, 2 weeks ago

    Hahaha thank you xx

  • Buongiorno, I am currently sitting on a train travelling from Venice to Milan. 4 days to go until we head home from our wonderful trip. Hubby had his 50th birthday in Venice. We finished our tour and Milan will be just hubby and me. We have toured Italy with 40 people and by golly were there some drinkers! There were 5 men all in there 60’s that drank like fish every day and night. They all started drinking at lunch time and headed to the bar as soon as we got to our hotels. They were all pissed by dinner. So glad that’s not me anymore and today is day 1095. 3 years! Greece was much more AF friendly than Italy but I have got rather partial to Virgin Mojitos, very refreshing. Unfortunately I have fallen off the no sugar wagon and have been having daily Gelato and evening desserts. Will have to detox when I get home. Have eaten bucket loads of Pasta as well. The food has been amazing!

    • ooh how nice to hear from you @kerris 🙂 it sounds like you’ve had a fantastic time. happy birthday to hubby 😀

    • Ohhhhhhhh, dreamy dreamy Venice. What a place to be celebrating your what?! Amazing…@Kerris

    • Oh dear I remember a similar bus trip years ago. We spent most days recovering from the nights , not rally appreciating the sights. Yuck. How lovely that you get to enjoy this with such clarity!

    • My response vanished before my eyes!!! After it had successfully sat here for some time while I answered some others. Bloody hell. Anyway,
      Hi gorgeous.
      Let me know if you get my ramble in your notifications or emails please. Weird

    • Interesting watching other peoples drinking habits! Glad thats not us anymore.

    • 3 YEARS! Very nice. I’m jealous of your European trip…..I suspect many others have done it AF, as you have…..we do notice the drinkers now. I don’t begrudge them their fun, I’m a guy age 65 myself. But drinking and me don’t mix. It stopped being fun, that’s why I’m here. But again, big congrats on three years, and I hope you and your husband have a great time in Milan!

    • How amazing @Kerris! Happy birthday to your husband + congrats on 3 years!! I’m going to Milan + Venice in the summer after the Alps for my 50th next summer, inspired by a trip taken by our own Lizzie here and her family. Have a great rest of the trip! x

    • Oh, so envious as I am determined to visit Itsly. But happy for gou. Well, you could hardly visit and not eat their wonderful food, right? Congratulations on three years!

    • Hi Kerris,
      I was happy to read this after meeting you last summer – what a buzz and so good that you and yr man could make that trip together and make his 50th something pretty special…..might even get to Europe myself one day, maybe for my man,s 70th or my 65th. Guess I,d better stop talking about it and make it happen!
      Have another gelato and a swim for me, till then. Congratulations on 3 years of freedom from moderation!

    • Loving your sober day count and your Euro-trip adventures!!!! xoxoxox

  • Kerris posted an update 11 months ago

    Kalispera everyone (Goodafternoon in Greek) we are back in Athens today after a 12 day tour of Greece and the Greek islands. My highlight has been Olympia and the site of the Olympic Games and the Island of Rhodes. I was disappointed in Mykonos and Santorini as I had been expecting it to be like my romantic notions I have had from seeing these places in the movies. There was too many bloody tourist lol. Hubby and I are having an amazing time and I must say the variety of AF drinks is so good. I have been having Virgin Mojitos and AF beer. On the 4 days cruise they even had a sugar free dessert option! Tomorrow we have a 4:15am wake up call to go to the airport for our flight to Italy and the next stage of our trip. We are having the most amazing time and staying AF is easy peasy cause I don’t dink.

  • Kerris posted an update 11 months, 1 week ago

    Sitting Waiting to get on a plane with hubby heading to Greece and then Italy. Checking in as although I won’t drink I get very nervous on flights with free champagne as was always my go to drink and having it shoved in your face can be off putting. Posting to everyone will keep me and my 1069 days in check. I am so fricken excited hubby and I can’t believe the day had finally arrived. Will post updates xx

  • Kerris posted a new activity comment 11 months, 1 week ago

    Wow 4 years, big congrats. Enjoy the catch-up, I love reading your posts @Mac007 you write from the heart xx

  • Kerris posted a new activity comment 11 months, 1 week ago

    Oh sounds lovely, what a totally epic bunch of people to hang out with xx

  • Kerris posted a new activity comment 11 months, 2 weeks ago

    Woohoo! 900 days big congrats! My friend. @enzedgirl so grateful to have met your wonderful self. You are a true inspiration. I fly out tomorrow night. eek so excited

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