My Dryathalon: Day eight
Reporter Emily Winsor gives us the latest update on her Dryathalon...
I ALMOST failed at the first hurdle of my Dryathalon.
It was Saturday evening, five days into the drought, and I was cooking carbonara for dinner. As I cooked , I absentmindedly went to the fridge and poured a glass of pinot grigio from the bottle, adding a little to the pasta sauce at the same time.
As I listened to the radio and continued to chop the mushrooms, I raised the glass to my mouth and then stopped.
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"No!" my mind screamed at me "Put down the glass!"
It had been a close call. Three seconds longer in my day dream and the Dryathalon would've been broken.
I'm taking it all very seriously, you see. I'm not having 'just a small one' or omitting a drink with friends from the tally – I'm going the whole hog and not having a drop until February 1st.
The carbonara incident showed me how easy it would've been to fail, so since then I have upped my game and removed all alcohol from the house. (It is safely stored at my parents who've been given direct orders not to pilfer it.)
I've also filled the fridge with lots of interesting fruit juices, such as lychee and pomegranate, and kiwi and melon. Hopefully their exotic flavours will entertain me until the grape can return.
I'm now eight days in to the no-alcohol zone and it is getting easier. As I said initially, I don't drink in the week so work days haven't proved too taxing.
The weekend holds a fresh dilemma however – a family meal out to celebrate a birthday. Extra resolve will be needed.
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