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Drying for a Drink

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Most of you know that I love a drink. Last year I even had a cocktail designed and made in my honour. 

Toward the end of 2013, after returning from India, I decided that it might be a good thing to cut back or give up alcohol for a month. Especially when a bartender tells you, that you can hold your liquor well… Hmmm, definitely time to cut back. 

A month? 

Too Easy

Three months?

I’ve done 5 before

It needed to be something more challenging?

I happened to be sitting in a cafe surrounded by pregnant women and new borns.

Pregnant women do 9 months. 

If I was pregnant, I would have to do nine months. If I was going to do 9 months then I might as well do 12. 

365 days of no alcohol. Could I do it?

I was still in limbo about it through Christmas and New Year, then what is now known as the 'Jaegermeister Incident' helped me make my decision. I was going alcohol free for a year.

No tequila

No wines on a Friday after work

And no Sloe Gin Cocktails (Gasp!!)

Though some might think “That is the stupidest New Years Resolution ever!” I’m energised by the challenge, and as some of you know, when I make a decision about something, like a typical Tauren I am determined (read stubborn) about seeing it through.

To make it a little more fun, I’m on the hunt for Sydney’s best Mocktail. So far the Lobo Plantation has taken and early lead, followed closely by Mr Wong. (Stay tuned for more #bestmocktail or #dryingforadrink updates or find me on Facebook). 

Because I am going to be drinking a lot more water this year, I thought I would use the opportunity to raise money to help improvished communities around the world get access to clean water. We in the western world take water for granted. All we need do is turn on a tap, and water comes pouring out like magic.  While in many places around the world women and children walk on average 6km to get water to use for cooking and drinking. Often carrying loads of 20 litres on their heads. 

If you would like to support me in my endeavour (madness) please click on the link below and give a little or give a lot. 100% of the money I raise goes to water projects globally. 

http://my.charitywater.org/drying-for-a-drink

While I have set an ambitious target, this quote sums up my feeling of what we can achieve…

Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.  Ryunosuke Satoro

Last modified on Tuesday, 28 January 2014 08:51

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