Yes thanks for all the advice Afon - and ofcourse it''s ok!
Linx, I have found that voluntary work helps me (only done a few shifts) but it does seem to take my mind off things.
Although I''d kill for that limited contact you have.
As for the pub, go for it. I started back when the football was on. It''s nice to get out. I''ve made a few acquaintances there who I now see when I go. Just seeing how life goes one day at a time. Expect nothing and things should happen.