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cold, ice and snow of the last two weeks we woke up this morning to find that our white world had dispappeared and had been replaced by a green one and brilliant sunshine.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 the birds seem positively overjoyed judging from their twittering in the trees.  January is nearly over and spring is on the way…

The end of January will also mean the end of the Dryathlon.  Of course I’m looking forward to that first glass of wine in February but I aim to be more mindful about my alcohol consumption from now on.  Unlike some of the younger Dryathletes who have been tweeting and blogging about their experiences, it’s not the social drinking of pubbing and clubbing that I miss because in all honesty we very rarely go out.  We are in the bracket of the stay at home middle aged drinkers who have fallen into the habit of opening a bottle  of wine (or sometimes two) night after night. Whether we have had a good day or a bad day or need to chill or unwind, the wine is often what we will reach for.  I hope that going without these last few weeks will give me the willpower to think twice about whether I really do need that drink – or maybe about having that second or third!

So fellow Drathletes have you found one day more difficult than others to go dry? Let me know by leaving a comment below!


Debbie Harris


  1. rachel ray on January 27, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    I echo those thoughts completely! Bizzarely still finding Sundays the hardest day to deal with – I love to cook on a Sunday afternoon accompanied by wine, sort my post pile accompanied by wine, get ready for the next week accompanied by wine! Having to think hard about the alternatives – discovered the chocolate library today!

    • The Pixel Chef on January 27, 2013 at 10:55 pm

      Yes I agree about Sundays too. But the good thing is we’ll wake on Monday clear headed! One drink I’ve wanted to try but still haven’t during dry January is a cup of hot chocolate as served in the novel/film Chocolat. I must try and find a recipe!

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