Friday, 1 January 2010

A Day Without Nicotine

Day Twenty Nine.

Wow, what a beautiful start to the new year!
Phil and I went for a long walk along the river and up the back road to the Centre for Alternative Technology, a route we've not taken for a good while. It was sunny on the way there, but very chilly, and the distant hills were dusted with snow.

At CAT, we visited the bookshop and admired the pond (Phil reckons we should be able to have one of a similar size on the smallholding), then went to the restaurant for hot drinks. I had a delicious hot chocolate, thick with creamy milk and topped with grated chocolate, mmm! :)

As we meandered back down the track towards the road, giant fluffy flakes of snow started to come down all around us, whitening the ground within a matter of minutes. It was magical.

Today I succeeded in not smoking. Yes, I'm quitting AGAIN! And on the first day of the new year, it's a well-timed cliché. So I'm seeing this as a de-cluttering mission of sorts, as well as a "something I've been wanting to do for a long time" item. Let's see how it goes, shall we? I'm feeling positive. :)


  1. Yay! Sending you supportive vibes...

  2. Good luck to you, it's a bastard.

    It's snowing here too. I can't stop myself going out in it, it's so beautiful.

  3. Thanks guys! I reckon if I avoid drinking too much alcohol it'll be easier...! I'm very much enjoying your blogs by the way - it's like being in a mini 100 Day team! :)

  4. That's awesome Emily, and surely one of the biggest and bestest decluttering tasks of all. Your lungs will thank you!

    I wish I had started a 100 days thing, but I feel a bit snowed under with college/job hunting/other stuff to take on something else at the minute. Wouldn't it be great if it was a regular thing, like yearly or something? Hmmm....

    Anyway, I am loving your blog and look forward to the remaining days:-) Happy new year!xxx