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Editorial February 2017

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HELLO AND WELCOME to February’s meeting between meetings. This month we have another great selection of articles for you to enjoy that cover a wealth of experience, strength and hope from newcomers to old-timers alike. Great stuff! Talking of which, we have received an epic article from East Anglia in which the author shares their take on The Promises. We are delighted to be serialising this over the next few issues as we rarely receive articles specifically on The Promises, and yours truly found it most inspiring.

Speaking of inspiration, I must confess to being a bit ‘stuck’ this month when it came to thinking of a title for this issue! I had chosen the photograph for the front, as usual, but could not come up with a zippy title. Whilst pondering, I recalled the time early in my recovery when I was talking to an old-timer from my home group who said that, for him, when he reached Step Two he was at last seeing the wood for the trees.  Bingo, there’s the title. So, a big thank-you to my pal for that conversation a while back and likewise the same to my Higher Power for reminding me of it! Now then, here is a post-Christmas puzzle for you: Take a look at the back cover photograph and see if you can link it with the core make-up of our Fellowship. Drop us a line with your thoughts and we will gladly create a feature with any responses you send in.  Now, we alcoholics can put ourselves under pressure(!) so there is no deadline to respond, and, like our Programme and our conception of a Higher Power, there is no wrong answer either.

Enjoy this issue and remember: to keep it, you have to pass it on.

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