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Yearly Archives:
2018

Ginger Rose Mocktail

Friday 19 Oct, 2018, 9:41am by Mrs D Share your ideas

I had a bunch of girlfriends over this week and went to the effort of making this really delicious mocktail! There are a few steps to go through but for a special occasion it is really worth the effort. Ingredients: 2 cups sugar 1/2 cup water 1 1/4 cups rose water 2 tsp vanilla extract […]

Sober Story: Jane

Wednesday 17 Oct, 2018, 6:27am by Mrs D 20 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Jane, a 49-year-old living in Toronto, Canada. ============ Mrs D: How long have you been sober for? Jane: I’ve been sober for 3 years, 5 months – last drink was May 8, 2015. Mrs D: What can you tell us about the end of your drinking days? Jane: It […]

Sobriety is…

by Mrs D 14 comments

Boozing is living a wild, crazy, blurry, detached and numbed-out life that is sometimes fun and sometimes sad and sometimes downright miserable (when you get to where I was with my boozing). Sobriety is not. Sobriety is not grand gestures and exciting developments. Sobriety is all the little things. It’s the lovely conversations at the […]

Sober Story: Laura

Wednesday 10 Oct, 2018, 12:37pm by Mrs D 4 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Laura, a 34-year-old living in Washington, D.C., in the States. ============= Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Laura: I’ve been continuously sober/in long-term recovery since July 14, 2007. Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up? […]

Raspberry & Lime Slushie

Friday 5 Oct, 2018, 1:53am by Mrs D 1 comment

Frosty cold! But super-delicious. And if you can’t finish it in one sitting you can always put it in the freezer and have it later. Ingredients (for 4 large servings): 1 cup lime juice 1 cup raspberries 1 cup water 4 cups ice 2 tbsp sugar (optional) 1 cup of soda water Method: Put all ingredients […]

How to holiday sober

Tuesday 2 Oct, 2018, 12:59pm by Mrs D 5 comments

Here’s how you go on holiday and don’t drink. 1) Go on holiday 2) Don’t drink And here are some reasons why this is a bloody good idea. 1) Saving money. Booze is expensive. And at the rate I used to drink it you could add hundreds to my holiday bill. But now I don’t drink […]

Getting sober does not make everything perfect

Friday 28 Sep, 2018, 7:34am by Mrs D 8 comments

Getting sober does not make everything perfect. It does not make you miraculously want to run marathons or only eat plant-based foods. It doesn’t mean you sleep marvellously every night, or dress beautifully every day. It doesn’t morph you into a zen parent who never yells or a model employee who never gets hassled by office […]

Pear Sparkler

by Mrs D Share your ideas

This drink is lovely! The syrup base makes enough for quite a few drinks and will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days. Ingredients: 1 cup pear juice (or apple & pear) 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice 2 tbsp honey 1 sprig fresh rosemary 1 small piece of ginger peeled and sliced into rounds Small […]

Sober Story: Gary

Wednesday 26 Sep, 2018, 1:22am by Mrs D 6 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Gary, a 50-year-old living in Wellington. ========== Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Gary: Around 9 years. Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up? Gary: I remember as far back as when I was 17 […]

Sober Story: Andrea

Wednesday 19 Sep, 2018, 7:09am by Mrs D 8 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Andrea, a 44-year-old living in Dallas, Texas. ========= Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Andrea: Sober date is September 22, 1991 – (26 years 11 months currently) Mrs D:  Awesome! What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up? […]