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Monday, 31 December 2012

Good wishes, by a whisker

There's minutes of 2012 to go. We have tucked the exhausted children - full of crisps from a friend's party - into bed, and we are sitting in the living room, with Mr Coffee softly playing Auld Lang Syne on his ukelele.

I am enjoying my last cheap, pretendy Baileys of the year. In fact, my last cheap, pretendy Baileys for some time. I've signed up for a completely dry January, to raise money for Cancer Research. See? If you'd like to donate, go right ahead. Here's a handy badge!

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Whilst I'm not drinking, I plan to completely declutter my home, shelf by shelf. Not for any noble reason. Not because I wish to achieve a Zen-like calm, a simple life surrounded by only William Morris-y items of beauty and use. No.  Simply because somewhere in my home, buried beneath something, is a hardbook book about zombies that I bought in September for my nephew. I shall find it. It is a New Year challenge.

Happy New Year. Happy, Happy, Happy New Year.

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  1. Here's to your finding that book. Happy New Year!

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    1. It is quite a quest. Many areas have already been chaotically searched

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  2. And to you! Do let us know how the decluttering goes, won't you?

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    1. Of course! Can't promise you it will be pretty...

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  3. My husband goes alcohol-free for January every year - and so, by marital proxy do I, mostly. Good luck - you'll enjoy it more than you think especially if you're raising money too. I'm thinking of going caffeine-free as well. I'll sleep like a baby! Happy New Year to you and yours.

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    1. Mr Coffee will not be joining me - spoilsport! And watch those headaches without coffee.

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  4. happy happy happy new year to you too, and to the lattes and mr coffee. We were discussing that challenge yesterday,it's a good one. As for the book. it's almost certainly under some liberty fabric! x

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  5. I was going to do the Dryathalon too - until I remembered that I am going on a university trip to Spain for a week. Lent? It has 40 days so more impressive - no?

    Best wishes for 2013 - may it bring you good things in abundance.

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  6. It seems I am already doing the Dryathlon, but not deliberately. Still, now U've started....Happy New Year to you all!

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  7. My god. I thin I could possibly give up drinking, but not coffee. Absolutely not. I did when I was pregnant, but never again.

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  8. I thought I'd commented on this only I hadn't. Zombies are well worth the effort, for nephews particularly so. I'd clean out something if I thought I would find one.

    Happy New Year. May it be a blessed one.

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    1. It is not just a zombie. It is a zombie in a sparkly bag.

      You'd think that would be easier to find.

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  9. Dryathlon here too, although is nowhere near as much a challenge as giving up coffee would be!

    Happy New Year to you,

    Jo x

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  10. I've got to cut down on the coffee for the New Year, that's my resolution. I have trouble sleeping at night and my other half said, 'not surprising, have you noticed how much coffee you drink'!

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  11. And a happy New Year to you!! Decluttering AND no alcohol, that's impressive. I would almost certainly fail miserably at the first, but any chance of succeeding, however slim, would heavily depend on the availability of a pat-on-the-back glass of wine..

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    1. I'm finding that already. Funnily enough.

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  12. I've lost a guinnes book of record 2013, a hamster cookery book (don't ask), and a finger scooter. They must have ran away together, or we've been very selectively burglered.

    good luck with the alcohol thing!

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  13. I can, and do, live without coffee - but alcohol?!

    Good luck and Happy New Year.

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