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Monday, 12 January 2015

A Dry January

' Holly tapped an empty martini glass. "Two more, my darling Mr Bell." '
    
( ^ Holly Golightly played by Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany's.)

The first few weeks of January see the return to those early school/work rises, or for those lucky enough, just to wake up early and witness the sunrise. We all complain, but surely that's what January is about; getting back into routine (6:45 alarm - no thanks), ridding our diets of those roast potatoes and for many waving adiós to their dear amigo, alcohol.

( ^ Cocktails: Covent Garden, London, in Summer.)

So, considering January is a month of cutting back after an expensive December, why should January not be perceived as a boring month?
  1. The arrival of the S/S 2015 clothing in all the shops. Who can resist a peek at those shiny silver rails with row upon row of neatly stitched garments, even if it is still too cold to wear the dainty dresses?  
  2. 31 days of detoxing to leave our indulgences behind. A fresh start with not only our diets, but also bad habits that we wish to leave in 2014.
  3. January; the most popular month to book Summer holidays! What could be more exciting than looking into travel for the New Year? Although this weather can be a bleak in-between, planning ahead for vacations can prove useful for organisation of cramming as much as you can into your trip. (For myself, I am preparing for a school trip to New York and Washington DC in February - looks like I'll be getting plenty more wear out of my Winter clothing then!)
So cheers *cue clinking glasses with non-acoholic drinks* to a jubilant January.