Heathrow T5 LoungeGood Morning! I am currently sitting in the executive lounge at Heathrow T5 making the most of the free WiFi before I head off to the Netherlands on a business trip and watching many of those around me enjoy the free bar! I always find it interesting to see the things we indulge ourselves with when they are free. For example I wonder just how many of the people in here would be drinking large glasses of wine at 10:00 if they had to pay for them?

I am not criticising. Before starting my year without beer if I had been in here heading off for a holiday instead of a business trip I am pretty sure I would have been enjoying a beer or a glass of wine too (even if it was with breakfast).

Today I am enjoying a lovely pot of peppermint tea as I catch up on emails (and write this blog) and thankful to British Airways for my tranquil surrounding amidst the chaos of one of the worlds busiest airports (especially as many are using it to travel home from the 2012 olympics).

Year Without Beer

Never mind the Olympics, 2012 is my Year Without Beer! I am spending all 366 days of this leap year alcohol free in an attempt to raise money for 2 charities that are both very close to my heart.

If giving up all alcohol for a year isn’t enough of a challenge to make you dig deep and show your support, I also plan to run 500 miles! As part of my running challenge I am signed up to run a quarter marathon, 10 mile road race (Great South Run) and 8 mile off road challenge (The Grim Original).

If you want to show some love them please donate to my year without beer and give your support to one of these fantastic causes:

  • To donate to Cancer Research UK please click here to visit my just giving page or donate by text – send AYWB66 and the amount to 70070. For example, texting “AYWB66 £5″ will donate £5.
  • To donate to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust please click here to visit my just giving page or donate by text – send AYWB55 and the amount to 70070. For example, texting “AYWB55 £5″ will donate £5.
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