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WELCOME TO MAY'S issue of our Share magazine. Well, dear reader, it seems that Spring has sprung and summer is on its way here (at least it was at the time of writing). The migratory birds are coming back in droves, hedgerows are greening up and trees are blossoming,. There’s a new vitality to everything. Everything is looking really rather fresh!

Okay, I hear you ask, so how exactly does this ramble into the countryside relate to this month’s theme and title of Out to Sea? Fear not, loyal reader, your editor hasn’t lost the plot. No, the simple truth is that it was at this time of year that I embarked on my Programme of recovery, after years of being Out to Sea. I was in the rooms and physically sober but very much in the doldrums, drifting aimlessly like flotsam and jetsam. It was only after completing Step Five with my sponsor that I finally came ashore and I noticed how vital everything was. ‘Twas a powerful realisation indeed.

Right then, enough talking about me. Let’s talk about what’s in this month’s Share, shall we? Well, as ever we have some cracking articles on Step and Tradition Five and a double insight into the Promises from Anonymoses from Fenland. Also, there’s a brand new column, Identification Parade, where we have lifted choice cuts from the second part of our Big Book. Many say that they read the stories first off, others say that they’ve never read them. Given that our Programme is all about identification with each other, have a look and see how you identify with the writer on parade this month. As it is often said in meetings, look for the similarities rather than any differences. Above all – enjoy!

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