Saturday, 16 January 2016

The law of Sod

January is always a fairly blah month for us, we are usually exhausted and skint due to the excesses of Christmas. This year mradventures and I for the very first time have decided to do a dry January. We are doing plenty fine on it, possibly because January tends to be the month where we just don't seem to go out, we are quietly contented upon the sofa. 
We have a few things in the diary to go to, we have been invited to a 40th birthday do next Saturday, we can do that.
We have another dinner out on Wednesday 27th, again not a big issue.
But the real kicker?
Beautiful Baby Daughter found out yesterday she has got a job, that's a great thing, it doesn't make me reach for the bottle at all. BBD is going to be working in an extremely fancy cocktail place that is being opened on Friday 28th of January, 
As they have over 80 cocktails on the menu with 40 kinds of gin, they are inviting family and friends on Thursday 27th for a free trial night.
Yes indeed, free cocktails a few days before the end of dry January.
The law of Sod indeed.

19 comments:

ADDY said...

Sod indeed.

auntiegwen said...

addy - I hate missing free stuff, I will go and have very fancy non alcoholic mock tails instead!

Mac n' Janet said...

Freebies don't count, it's like eating off someone else's plate, those calories don't count.

auntiegwen said...

m&j - I love your way of thinking!

libby said...

Well done BBD...and I admire your resolve AG.x

auntiegwen said...

Libs - we'll see how good I am with free cocktails on offer!

Gigi said...

I agree with Mac n' Janet...it wouldn't count. Besides, the 27th day of a month practically is a whole month. Go and enjoy. And congrats to BBD!

auntiegwen said...

Gigi- oh you lot are leading me astray,,,

adventuresinrealityblog said...

I did dry January last year (not surprised you've forgotten as I think I lasted until about the 4th...)

auntiegwen said...

Andrew - you're doing well this year

Trish Burgess said...

Just add a few extra days to February to compensate? You have an obligation to taste the cocktails for the sake of your daughter - it's a mother's duty ;-)

auntiegwen said...

Trish- if you are all in agreement, who am I to disagree?

Looking for Blue Sky said...

I agree with Trish, you can be too good!

K Ville said...

I think it would be just rude not to partake. Standards of etiquette must be maintained and that cannot be done without glass in hand, just ask Debrett.

auntiegwen said...

Lfbs - yep but I am doing so well too
k - you can see why I am friends with you all 😀

family Affairs said...

Honestly, surely you have a few Jokers you can use? That would just be torture....Lx

auntiegwen said...

FA - I even turned down tirimasu the other night!x

Suburbia said...

Also doing dry January but awarded ourselves a 'mid-term break' last weekend! It still counts, right?!

auntiegwen said...

S - have given our tickets to her student friends who aren't doing g dry January, sure they will enjoy it more!