I've taken the plunge.
I'm doing Dry July. And I'm scared!
No, I shouldn't be so dramatic. I've taken on this challenge for a number of reasons . . .
- to see if I can actually do it! A month seems like such a long time . . .
- for health reasons - time to get this engine house in tip top shape, my body is a temple blah blah blah
- to raise money for a fabulous cause
My friends and family don't think I can do it. To quote one shocked friend "Have you gone mad?!" but then his lovely wife donated $1 a day to my efforts.
Miss Kimberlee has accepted the challenge too so we'll have to get creative with all sorts of yummy mocktails over the next month.
In all seriousness though, we are of a generation that over-indulges in fine food and wine (and on non-pay week, sometimes not-so-fine wine!) and I need to learn to enjoy things in moderation. Gosh, next I'll be filling my house with crystals and eating tofu! I think not.
But the big 'C' word - cancer - is a scary thought and becoming far too common in our day to day lives. If my fundraising can help make even the smallest difference in helping to tackle this problem, then I'm happy.
Anyway, I challenge you all to jump on the bandwagon and see if you can do it. It's a win/win - help yourself and help raise money for your local hospital's cancer research foundation.
And if you'd like to help me 'dry harder', feel free to donate to my efforts!