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Yearly Archives:
2018

Virgin Long Island Iced Tea

Thursday 24 May, 2018, 1:30pm by Mrs D 2 comments

This drink is really refreshing, is easy to make and has very few ingredients. You could play around with the quantities of each ingredient to find the taste you like. Ingredients: * 1 cup of strong tea (I used Red Bush but you could use any gumboot tea or English Breakfast etc) * Ginger beer * Lemon […]

Write your way sober…

by Mrs D 5 comments

One of the things that is so hard about being addicted to alcohol is that much of the angst is internal. By the time I neared the end of my drinking days I had a lot of twisted beliefs, secret compulsions and miserable thoughts swirling around in my head. My thoughts were a noisy, angst-ridden jumble…thrown into […]

Sober Story: Kary May

Wednesday 23 May, 2018, 1:49am by Mrs D 5 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Kary May. She is 53-years-old and lives part of the year in Colorado, USA and the other part in the Yucatan of Mexico. =========== Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Kary May: I was a heavy nightly drinker for all of my adult life, I tried […]

Sober Story: Jem

Wednesday 16 May, 2018, 12:00am by Mrs D 4 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Jem, a 58-year-old based in the UK. ========== Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Jen: Over 15 years. Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up? Jem: I was in an unhappy marriage – although I didn’t […]

Black Sparrow special

Friday 11 May, 2018, 2:00am by Mrs D Share your ideas

So named after the bar in Wellington who shared this recipe with me. This is very delicious, I love tea-based drinks and making it with frozen berries gives it a lovely frosty edge. Ingredients (per person): 60ml iced tea (English Breakfast) 15ml peach or mango puree (can actually use the baby food stuff) 30ml lime […]

Soberversaries

Wednesday 9 May, 2018, 12:00pm by Mrs D 18 comments

They are hard. I hate to have to admit that because they are also fun and wonderful.. but on another level they are hard work. We give up booze, we set ourselves targets, we work towards them, we count the days, the weeks, the months, then we hit a big Soberversary and we want to […]

Sober Story: Suzy

Wednesday 2 May, 2018, 12:15am by Mrs D 11 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Suzy, a 69-year-old living in Auckland. ============ Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Suzy: I have been in recovery from dependence on alcohol and other drugs since February 1987. I was 39 years old then. My daughters were 14 and 6 years of age. I was […]

Apple Crumble Mocktail

Friday 27 Apr, 2018, 10:49am by Mrs D Share your ideas

My brother-in-law made so many fancy mocktails when visiting recently we gave him the nickname ‘Dr Mock’! This one was a standout. Really fun to drink something so rich with flavours and with many garnishes! Ingredients: 1 prune sliced in two 2 slices of apple Salt Sprig rosemary Apple juice 4 cardamom pods Cinnamon Ice […]

Tiredness….

by Mrs D 6 comments

Tiredness has a lot to answer for I reckon. Without us even realising it. Living in a state of general tiredness makes everything harder. And this isn’t “I’ve-only-had-2-hours-sleep-for-four-days” tiredness. This is “I’ve-been-sleeping-badly-for-ten-years” tiredness. The slow burning, long build-up tiredness that we don’t even realise is there. When I was boozing (most of my adult life) […]

Sober Story: George

Thursday 26 Apr, 2018, 12:40am by Mrs D 4 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from George, a 68-year-old living in South Canterbury. ========== Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? George: I have been in recovery for 17 years, since 18 March 2001. Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up? George: I […]