• Mrs D posted a new activity comment 6 hours, 5 minutes ago

    Hey @prudence it’s good you’ve got another device to use but I would seriously consider getting a techie person to look at your tablet in person because there is obviously something wrong there. I’m 99% confident that it’s a localised issue to you because no other member has mentioned such a problem and they haven’t chimed in when you bring it…[Read more]

    • Perhaps I will do again what you said, maybe I didn’t do it right, although your instructions were perfect and very easy to follow. When I hit clear cache, nothing really happened to show me it was being cleared. But hey, thanks for your concern. For now I’ve got a feather pillow on my lap so the new one sits more comfortably. Those techie people…[Read more]

  • Mrs D posted a new activity comment 12 hours, 49 minutes ago

    hi @prudence I don’t know if you saw my replies recently to others who have been experiencing localised problems.. (ie an issue they have but not everyone), feedback from our techie is that it’s most likely an issue with the device being used rather than our site, and I suspect this might be the case with you. You should clear the caches on your…[Read more]

  • Mrs D posted a new activity comment 14 hours, 22 minutes ago

    hey @prudence you can.. you just have to scroll down past the ‘related articles’. But this isn’t ideal so I’ve just asked our techie if we can move the comment form above the ‘related articles’ bit. I had noticed that we’re getting fewer comments on blog posts than usual and I think this might be why…

    • Yes that will be why @mrs-d I didn’t see it at all. I saw the related articles but did not think to scroll to below them because it is not logical. It will be good if he can change it because I think it is really great for the people who write things, incuding you, to get the feedback they deserve. Dan was going to look into why the site does not…[Read more]

    • hi @prudence I don’t know if you saw my replies recently to others who have been experiencing localised problems.. (ie an issue they have but not everyone), feedback from our techie is that it’s most likely an issue with the device being used rather than our site, and I suspect this might be the case with you. You should clear the caches on your…[Read more]

  • Mrs D posted an update 16 hours, 7 minutes ago

    Well this is a treat. I have just published a very powerful Guest Post from our very own @sunshinestace which is actually an update she wrote here in the Members Feed the other day.. just a ‘warts-and-all’ account of her drinking habit. But I thought it so well written and clearly articulated that it was worth featuring on the blog page (a very…[Read more]

    • I remember this post. @sunshinestace you’ve articulated so beautifully the insidious progression of addiction and the damage it does to our relationships. Well done on recognizing the problem and working towards a joyful life!

    • Thank you for reposting that @mrs-d and thank YOU @sunshinestace for sharing your story. Although some of the details are different (eg I am not a parent) there are a lot of similarities. I sometimes think “I wasnt that bad” and people often say “You didnt drink that much” … but they dont know the truth. I too hid wine bottles in the bin so…[Read more]

      • Omg! I feel like laughing and crying all at once – I was exactly the same re bottles in the bin! Used to keep old boxes and newspapers so that I could conceal them in the bin and not so much ‘cluncking and smashing’ noise when the bin was emptied – otherwise what would the neighbours think???!!!! That’s a classic flashback – we sure learnt how t…[Read more]

    • Wow – thank you for reposting….sounds like I could’ve written it. @sunshinestace – so glad you are here now!

    • Wow! What a brilliantly written piece @sunshinestace. Thank you.
      How come we can’t comment directly on the blog any more @Mrs_D ?

      • hey @prudence you can.. you just have to scroll down past the ‘related articles’. But this isn’t ideal so I’ve just asked our techie if we can move the comment form above the ‘related articles’ bit. I had noticed that we’re getting fewer comments on blog posts than usual and I think this might be why…

        • Yes that will be why @mrs-d I didn’t see it at all. I saw the related articles but did not think to scroll to below them because it is not logical. It will be good if he can change it because I think it is really great for the people who write things, incuding you, to get the feedback they deserve. Dan was going to look into why the site does not…[Read more]

        • hi @prudence I don’t know if you saw my replies recently to others who have been experiencing localised problems.. (ie an issue they have but not everyone), feedback from our techie is that it’s most likely an issue with the device being used rather than our site, and I suspect this might be the case with you. You should clear the caches on your…[Read more]

    • Wow, what an exceptional post – so well written and captured the essence of how we feel and think – I echo other comments, the person in that post sounds a lot like me! Lol

    • Hi @mrs-d thank you for that. I have just done both the things that you said but it hasn’t changed. Also when I begin to type in the comment space it kind of jumps and I have to painstakingly scroll to find where I am again. It is a pity becuase this device is so comfortabe and easy for in bed or on the big orange chair, that’s why I like it so…[Read more]

      • Hey @prudence it’s good you’ve got another device to use but I would seriously consider getting a techie person to look at your tablet in person because there is obviously something wrong there. I’m 99% confident that it’s a localised issue to you because no other member has mentioned such a problem and they haven’t chimed in when you bring it…[Read more]

        • Perhaps I will do again what you said, maybe I didn’t do it right, although your instructions were perfect and very easy to follow. When I hit clear cache, nothing really happened to show me it was being cleared. But hey, thanks for your concern. For now I’ve got a feather pillow on my lap so the new one sits more comfortably. Those techie people…[Read more]

    • Ohhh I am going to check that out asap…What a treat indeed!! oxoxox

  • Mrs D posted a new activity comment 1 day, 1 hour ago

    great you are here @limetwiste x

  • Mrs D posted a new activity comment 1 day, 7 hours ago

    ok @jocord @lucylocket and @lotus I just heard back from our developer about the ‘load more’ function. Here’s what he said: “It’s powered by javascript so if they are on old browsers it may not work properly and if they have aggressive adblockers installed it may also block this. Best to upgrade to the latest version of chrome, Firefox, Safari o…[Read more]

  • Mrs D posted an update 1 day, 8 hours ago

    Hey guys lovely Saturday here, my Dad is staying and we all left the house early to go watch youngest son play cricket (easy to do without a hangover!).. then to a fancy food store to spend the vouchers Mr D was given from his company for a Christmas gift. So fun shopping when you have vouchers! Lovely big leg of lamb to slow roast for dinner…[Read more]

  • Mrs D posted an update 2 days, 1 hour ago

    WTF I’ve seen some things on this site in the 4+ years we’ve been running but an account talking about guns??! Now that’s something! Have nixed them to cyber space. x

  • Mrs D posted a new activity comment 2 days, 1 hour ago

    sorry @nextlevelarms don’t think this site is for you.

  • Mrs D posted a new activity comment 3 days, 4 hours ago

    you’re not the first to mention that ! I will pass it on, hopefully a quick fix 😊

  • Mrs D posted a new activity comment 3 days, 13 hours ago

    yeah it’s really empowering reading those stories isn’t it.. I think entering your own comment is a really powerful thing to do. Here’s the link https://livingsober.org.nz/push-the-fast-forward-button/ or go to the ‘Mrs D’s Blog’ page x

  • Mrs D posted an update 3 days, 14 hours ago

    Ha ha I wrote this thing on Twitter (@mrsdalcoholfree) where I said “Don’t be fooled into thinking that everyone is out having a fabulous time drinking & you’re the only sober loser stuck at home being boring. It’s just not true. Many people drinking are miserable. And rest assured there are thousands of us sober people not drinking with you.” and…[Read more]

    • Will you respond to him? Perhaps….. “Cheers to you buddy, notice I said some, not all. Have a happy beery Christmas…..dick”

    • That’s a good way to view it, never thought of it like that, but now that you mention it, I ended up one of those miserable ones lololol – yes seed planted for sure! If not miserable whilst drinking than possibly very miserable next day with hangover! Lol

    • @mrs-d I’m not anti-alcohol either, so I understand. It seems like those who are defensive about their drinking often have some issues. But then again, maybe he’s one of the lucky ones who can just enjoy it. I know a lot of people like that. I try not to hate them 🙂 It’s not their fault they are “normal” drinkers! I just know that I’m not. Thanks…[Read more]

    • I think it’s funny but also a bit sad. Twitter is the drama site of social media. People expect responses like the one he gave. It’s great you are focused on sober awareness Mrs. D!

    • Maybe he is in denial and had a sneaky peak on your twitter to test the waters of sobriety…

    • I saw your post on Instagram and loved it @mrs-d!! Ignore that guy, your handle on insta is always at the top of my list! Love your posts! Xo

  • Mrs D posted an update 4 days, 14 hours ago

    Good morning best online tribe of sober warriors in the world! I’ve had my mum staying for the past few days which has been lovely. She took us out for dinner (me and Mr D) on Monday night and the restaurant had a TERRIBLE non-alcoholic drinks range. Honestly it was just water, orange juice, red bull (!), and Chi. I just had a big fizzy water and…[Read more]

    • Peddle pusher has Henkel sparkling wine alcohol removed wine in their menu.
      I am also finding a lot of places will go out of their way to help. But yeah some are still behind the times

    • Thanks for the SSSG! Last night I hosted a xmas dinner with my girlfriends and just like your book, I was amazed at how they didn’t get drunk, or didn’t drink everything they came with. My friends had half full bottles of wine to take home with them! It really reminded me of how much I would’ve drank had I been drinking, and reminded me that…[Read more]

    • Yes it seems they are either onto it or they are not. Many of the cooler new bars and restaurants do it really well, then there are those that just don’t care, or are unaware of the growing demand, and way behind the eight ball. I often have to have a sparkling water with some fresh lemon in it coz they don’t even have limes, or sometimes they…[Read more]

    • Loving the silly season guide…I remember how much it helped me last year. oxoxoxox Thank you for putting it back up!

      • I hear ya @mrs-d. We have very poor AF choices in Florida too. It drives me nuts! As a popular beach community we get a lot of college aged kids on Spring Break and tourists so it would be nice to have a variety of AF choices besides water and sweet sickly soda. Ugh!

  • Mrs D posted a new activity comment 5 days, 10 hours ago

    Oh @suek lovely to see you back here – I have just republished your ‘Sober First Aid Kit’ post and it got a great response… SUCH a wonderful idea. How are you my friend? Sending love and hugs xxx I will hook you and @gilligan5323 up via email now xx

  • Mrs D posted an update 1 week ago

    Ok guys our pictorial post is live!! With a massive thanks to our hero @danthedev who fixed up numerous problem (some with the system but others created by me 😳 I need to get a bit more guidance on image sizes and naming conventions etc 😳).. he worked for many hours on it today which is SUNDAY so THANK YOU DAN!! Anyway team – feast your eyes and…[Read more]

    • It’s wonderful @Mrs-D, so rich to get a glimpse into people’s lives. Thank you Dan, that’s magic.

    • Oh I love it, each and every one. Very special. I want to meet everyone’s pet, see the beautiful made beds (mine never look like that, there’s always a cat and fur on it) – the gorgeous knitting which I used to do and now don’t… oh and those views and the gardens and the Christmas decorations. Every photo is just gorgeous. Thank you so much…[Read more]

    • Jocord replied 1 week ago

      Thanks Dan the Dev for all your hard work. It’s lovely, Mrs D!

    • Jes replied 1 week ago

      It’s so awesome @mrs-d ! Thanks so much! 😀🎄🎁

    • I just had a glimpse and they’re all so touching and warm and wonderful. Thanks for sharing everyone and thanks Mrs D for organizing!

    • Annie replied 1 week ago

      They are fabulous @MrsD. Thankyou.x

    • sobere replied 1 week ago

      Thanks Mrs D. You’re the greatest!

    • Agirl replied 1 week ago

      Oh how beautiful well done everyone!!! Thanks so much for donating your (entire ) weekend to this @mrs-d and your Sunday Dan the Dev!!!

  • Mrs D posted a new activity comment 1 week ago

    yes! x

  • Mrs D posted a new activity comment 1 week ago

    Ah ok no worries I’ll change it back to @thor in the back end x

  • Mrs D posted a new activity comment 1 week ago

    I know @morgan I hear you. Normally I stand up at the cabinet where I charge my laptop.. or sit at the kitchen table .. but last night knowing it was going to take a while I wanted to sit and watch a movie with the kids at the same time. BUT – wrong chair and no breaks (Mr D bought me tea 😊)..so yeah I deserve all I got!

    • morgan replied 1 week ago

      NO! you do not deserve it, trying to persist and be a multi tasking attentive mum. Beautiful. However, next time, yoga mat in front of you as a reminder. Saying that, one of my divine, goddess type yoga teachers blamed another high powered class on her neck problems. Took months to realise it was one of her incorrect tense yoga postures.

  • Mrs D posted an update 1 week ago

    Hi guys well I managed to bugger my neck last night by sitting for hours in the wrong chair staring down at my laptop working on our (simply awesome) pictorial post.. woke at 5am so sore and throbbing and I can’t move my head hardly from side to side – stupid! The good news is our dedicated techie responded to me last night and took a quick look…[Read more]

    • Kimbo replied 1 week ago

      Hope you feel better soon @mrs-D I woke up with a banging headache!!! Happy Sunday x

    • morgan replied 1 week ago

      Thank you for trying so hard! We are so fortunate to have you do this for our inspiration.
      LECTURE: But now, how is it a writer has not got safe ergonomic (Is it?) practices – do you need a reminder to move and exercise a little ever 20 minutes?
      Sore necks are tiring and not nice. An osteopath tomorrow? My newly discovered Bowen massage person…[Read more]

      • Mrs D replied 1 week ago

        I know @morgan I hear you. Normally I stand up at the cabinet where I charge my laptop.. or sit at the kitchen table .. but last night knowing it was going to take a while I wanted to sit and watch a movie with the kids at the same time. BUT – wrong chair and no breaks (Mr D bought me tea 😊)..so yeah I deserve all I got!

        • morgan replied 1 week ago

          NO! you do not deserve it, trying to persist and be a multi tasking attentive mum. Beautiful. However, next time, yoga mat in front of you as a reminder. Saying that, one of my divine, goddess type yoga teachers blamed another high powered class on her neck problems. Took months to realise it was one of her incorrect tense yoga postures.

  • Mrs D posted a new activity comment 1 week ago

    so sad, watching that father in the press conference 😢 I was holding out hope that she’d had some sort of mental health issue and was hiding out in a empty house somewhere… just awful it breaks my heart. So young.. 😓

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