Dryathlon day 5: I poured some wine!

Yes I poured some red wine – it smelt so lovely! But don’t worry not a drop passed my lips instead it went in with the roast lamb where after a couple of hours it turned into a lovely rich gravy! This was the hardest day of the Dryathlon so far. I do so love my…

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Dryathlon day 4: gathering dust

Today we packed away Christmas and it was full steam ahead for a January sort out.  One of my exciting jobs of the afternoon was to sort out the pantry.  We are lucky to have a quite big walk in one but the problem is it can get a bit chaotic. At the back of…

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Dryathlon day 3: feeling souper!

One of the things I remember very clearly about the first few days of the Dryathlon last year is the greatly improved quality of sleep that you get when you go to bed alcohol free. Now I’m not saying that I collapse into bed in a drunken stupor every night but even a couple of…

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Dryathlon day 2: juicing!

I have treated myself to a juicer!  I’ve been reading about the benefits of juicing for some time now on Facebook and Blogs and thought that it was time to see what the fuss was about!  This little beast is one of the bottom end models and set me back just £40 as opposed the…

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Happy New Year and Dryathlon day 1!

A year ago I took part in the first ever Dryathlon in aid of Cancer Research and for the whole of January I didn’t touch a drop of alcohol. It was actually a good thing to do for lots of reasons and I blogged about it here everyday.   I did say never again on…

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Dryathlon day 31: Not long to go now!

In just over three  hours the Dryathlon will be over.  I’m really chuffed to have stayed the course and to have raised over my target of £200.  With over 34,000 Dryathletes taking part for Cancer Research I would imagine the final total of sponsorship raised will be quite impressive.  If you’ve been reading this Blog…

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Dryathlon day 30: Hope for the future

I realise that some of my posts have been a bit sad and glum when talking about Cancer,  so today I want to post something more positive! I decided that I would count up how many friends and colleagues that I know who are cancer survivors and I am pleased to say that there are…

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Dryathlon day 29: Alex

The picture above is of me with our dear friend Alex taken just after I’d run my first ever 10k for Cancer Research back in 2005. Earlier in the year Alex lost his first wife Jenny to ovarian cancer, which gave me the impetus to train for the 10k and run in her memory. Alex…

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Dryathlon day 28: A few thank yous…

Today I allowed myself to wander along the wine aisle at the supermarket checking out the latest offers.  I’m sure fellow shoppers could see my eyes lighting up as I gazed wistfully at the Merlot, Chianti and Pinot Grigiot – soon they will be mine – all mine!! On a more serious note, as  well…

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Dryatholon day 27: Light at the end of the tunnel

After the cold, ice and snow of the last two weeks we woke up this morning to find that our white world had dispappeared and had been replaced by a green one and brilliant sunshine.  Stepping outside to hang out some washing was like going out into a new season.  The sun felt warm and…

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Dryathlon day 26: Simples

January is always an expensive month as our car and house insurance are both due at the start of the month.  That means I spend a happy few hours trawling through the various quote sites in order to get the best deals (and then having to enduring the endless sales calls that follow).  This year…

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Dryathlon day 25: Target reached!

I seem to have filled the gap left by alcohol with cake as January has worn on. This morning I had an impromptu coffee morning with a few friends which added over £20 to my sponsorship money. After putting a picture of my cakes up on Facebook more donations rolled in and I’m thrilled to…

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