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Yearly Archives:
2018

Lavender Coconut Lemonade

Friday 10 Aug, 2018, 12:39am by Mrs D Share your ideas

Something a little bit fancy! I had great fun making this drink. It does take a bit of work, but the lavender sugar syrup will make you loads of drinks and you can always leave off the toasted coconut rim if you can’t be bothered. Ingredients: (for the lavender sugar syrup) 1 1/2 cups water 1/2 […]

Sober Story: Emily

Thursday 9 Aug, 2018, 7:48pm by Mrs D 5 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Emily, a 35-year-old living in Boca Raton, Florida, United States. ================ Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Emily: I have been sober since October 2014. Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up? Emily: My drinking […]

Sober Story: Dale

Wednesday 1 Aug, 2018, 12:22pm by Mrs D 8 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Dale, a 50-year-old from Mairangi Bay on Auckland’s North Shore. ========== Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Dale: I’ve not picked up since April 25, 2009 Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up? Dale: I […]

Sprig & Citris

Friday 27 Jul, 2018, 9:53am by Mrs D Share your ideas

Drink of the Week: Sprig & Citris The first step in making this drink is to brew a ‘simple syrup’ (sometimes known as ‘sugar syrup’) but the difference here is that there is hardly any sugar! So the drink when finished doesn’t taste sweet at all – just a tiny bit. I really enjoyed it. […]

Do I hope one day I can drink wine again?

Thursday 26 Jul, 2018, 7:16am by Mrs D 24 comments

I was asked this question the other day. “Mrs D, do you NEVER wish that you could have just one glass of an amazing wine, to savour and enjoy with a meal or a friend? Do you really NOT want to taste wine ever again? Did you hope for a while, whilst on your sober […]

Sober Story: Jennifer

Wednesday 25 Jul, 2018, 7:00am by Mrs D 5 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Jennifer, a 36-year-old living in Auckland. ========= Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Jennifer: I have been in and out of recovery for the last 17 years. This time around I have been sober for 9 years. This is my longest period of sobriety to date! […]

The one question that stopped me drinking, forever (Guest Post)

Wednesday 18 Jul, 2018, 7:36pm by Mrs D 8 comments

This guest post comes from Anna, a writer who lives in Christchurch. She shared her Sober Story with us, here. ============ Anna: I know, an alcoholic can’t say it’s forever. One day at a time. But, that is my daily choice. My promise. Never drinking again is a gift to myself that I will never let go […]

Sober Story: Kerry

by Mrs D 14 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Kerry, a 38-year-old living in Auckland. ============ Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery?  Kerry: I have been in recovery since 6 August 2011. Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up? Kerry: I had been drinking steadily […]

Brain retraining…

Friday 13 Jul, 2018, 12:06am by Mrs D 19 comments

I talk a lot about this, how I had to do a lot of really hard work retraining my brain when I first got sober. I often say “I had to work hard to shift my hard-wired thinking around alcohol and retrain my brain”. What does this mean? It means that for twenty-plus years I […]

The ‘AAOK’ mocktail

Thursday 12 Jul, 2018, 8:23pm by Mrs D Share your ideas

This recipe comes from ‘Dr Mock’ a.k.a my brother-in-law who has much fun concocting fancy non-alcoholic drinks! He used a store bought basil and cucumber syrup but given I can’t find it where I live I’ve devised a way to make it at home. If you can’t source lingonberry syrup cranberry will suffice. Ingredients: Handful […]