{31/01/2016}   My Year of Challenges and Treats – February 2016

310116_5679With just over two hours to go, I’m confident I’ll complete January’s no alcohol month.  It’s not been particularly challenging, in part because I was away for most of the month so in a different routine and mainly eating dinners on my own.  I did have two cherry liquor chocolates though, which I felt temporarily guilty about having consumed, particularly as I enjoyed them more than perhaps a cherry liquor chocolate warrants.

I had thought I wouldn’t “bother” to drink any alcohol on 1st February but I am planning to sample (to aid sleep, obviously, and fend off the various cold and fluey bugs that are going round) a new bottle of whisky that I’m convinced will make a polar explorer of me.  Unlikely, I know, but if it was good enough for Ernest Shackleton on his Antarctic expedition …

Incidentally, in a year with a monthly “first experience”, this will be my first blended whisky, though that’s probably not an adequately impressive first!

February’s challenge is going to be to write and send 29 letters, cards or postcards (ie one for every day of February but not necessarily one every day).  As with my alcohol-free January, I have also done two letter-writing Februarys (though one per posting day and with a mere 28 days in the month!) so I’m starting the first sixth of the year on familiar territory.  It should really be a treat month, February, but the treat will be the 29 replies I get … right?!




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