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    Re: International Army August 2020

    Quote Originally Posted by satz123 View Post
    Evening all
    Had a peculiar experience today.
    I bought these Beef Cheeks in the butcher. Cooked for 8 hours in red wine, herbs & root veg.
    Then strain the liquid and simmer till thick. Posh name 'Jus'. Absolutely to die for.

    That's not the peculiar experience : this is
    It felt surreal today going around looking for cheapest bottle of red. Brought back memories. I thought to ask the guy for the cheapest wine for cooking. Then thought better of it as he might think I'm an alcoholic FFS !
    Then at home, I poured some into a mug - that's when a kind of - not a longing - but a "what would it feel like" feeling hit.
    I screwed on the cap & put the bottle away ... but now scared this might lead to something. Like when you deprive yourself and say no to cheesecake and then secretly go off & eat the whole thing when no-one's around.
    Was it an entire bottle? Ive done gravy a few times if we had visitors, thrown in a glass of red wine, boiling the bejaysus out of it - then spent the next 24 hours thinking its triggered something. It is of course over thinking. BUT it does taste great, so better to just avoid it, as wise Bridge says.
    Mr M drinks at home, theres often a wine bottle in the fridge. I do occasionally sniff it, then go 'eww gross' to myself, even if its a delicious smell, before my brain catches up. Smelling a glass in the morning is lovely though, its genuinely disguising and I am not hung over, a feelgood smell.

    Molly, Im stuffed reading about your food!
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    Re: International Army August 2020

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    As did I!! Morning all..how's things Whizzers?
    On Achill Island now having coffee and scones...2 hours after 5 course breakfast...jeez!! Laters!
    Hiya Molly. Wow, what a beaut part of the world it is there in the west. I have a friend who lives on the island. She's a surfer, and the pics i see of that joint are unrool. Wrote a guitar piece about it. Safe travels.

    Waves to all.

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    Re: International Army August 2020

    Loads of surfers out today G! Never mastered it..I tried and tried ..think I'm too long.message takes too long to get from brain to feet

    They've a funny hand sanitizer down here..and it smells exactly like poitin Joe used to make years ago...now THAT truly was gross so NO trigger there!!!
    Night girls and boys !!!
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    Re: International Army August 2020

    Had a funny one this eve...little French drink waiter sort of person ...sommelier??..going around all the tables offering a free drink..disappeared when Joe said we didn't drink..he spent about 10 mins at every table discussing poxy bouquets etc...then (my pet hate) trying to get the bill....half a poxy hour waiting to get it...drives me bananas...stormed out and left Joe to deal with it..
    @mollyka those fecking eejits in restaurants - it's such bollox.
    I'd love to know if the alcohol was taken out would they still have a job talking about grapes.

    Happy Holidays !!!! - thanks for sharing your escapades with us
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    Re: International Army August 2020

    Quote Originally Posted by mollyka View Post
    They've a funny hand sanitizer down here..and it smells exactly like poitin Joe used to make years ago...now THAT truly was gross so NO trigger there!!!
    Night girls and boys !!!
    probably is Molls to br truly efficient it has to be 70% alcohol. Lots of Irish people have diversified into face mask & sanitiser making.
    Fair fecks to them
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    Re: International Army August 2020

    Morning

    @satz123.............I worked ina wine merchants (I cooked the books) for 12 years and believe me its not just the wine they can talk about they can talk about the grapes...................dear God can they talk about grapes.
    It could be worse, I could be filing.
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    Re: International Army August 2020

    I just looked at the alcohol content.
    It could be worse, I could be filing.
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    Re: International Army August 2020

    "but a "what would it feel like" feeling hit."

    Problem is, as I see it, It would feel great, wonderful, euphoric even. The lizard brain says yes! Then after 20-60 minutes, depend how fast one ramps up, the horrors begin, and continue, for days, weeks, even years. I know, I've tried.
    So, it's just not worth it.

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    Re: International Army August 2020

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    Jeez Bridge - I said a postcard not a postage stamp

    Nighty nighty all !
    Dear Satzy,
    Change your recipe.
    Don't ever tempt fate.
    SO not worth it.
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    Re: International Army August 2020

    Hi all! And hi Mr V!
    A whole half day was spent in rehab analysing that 'hit'. The first glorious euphoria ..we were in groups of about 10 of us...some totally honest (and yes I include myself in that group) 1st drink..genuinely glorious..2nd..yup..pretty damn good..and then..well within the hour I'd be chasing it...the better buzz..the first hit buzz..we ALL know what I'm talking about...some of the lads ..far more macho..they argued that that was nonsense..they got that buzz for hours..and hours..but when the counsellors (all experts..as in all recovering addicts) tied them down..indeed the first hour..maybe two..were pretty good

    But then...for those of us who were in trouble with drink..all of us there obviously..you had to add in the worries...the knowledge that we were just awakening the beast..the nearest and dearest maybe thick with us...the physical damage..the FEAR...need I go on?

    Why why WHY when we truly TRULY acknowledge in our heads what that 'glorious' hour does to us? How could it EVER be worth it

    Unless we acknowledge all it entails..and I'm leaving out so much that's obvious(I'm posting on phone)...but fill in the gaps yourself!....I think relapsing regularly seems like an option
    To me ..after that half day (and that's a long time in a total of 28 days to change my life) I cannot see how I could relapse..I just can't..it armed me with literally an armoury...

    Anyway..but Jacks..as regards Benjys point about taking out the alcohol would they discuss grapes? You never hear those Muppets going on about grape juice??
    Lovely morning here..went for spin up some mountains
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