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Sober for October

I’m fundraising again, this time for Macmillan Cancer Support. My challenge is to get through the 31 days of October without having any alcohol, and I’m very confident I can do it. Last year I managed 31 days without caffeine which I think was much harder. 

I know that a lot of people are doing a lot of fundraising, but I hope you can find a couple of pounds to spare to sponsor me too. Just go to https://www.gosober.org.uk/users/steve-mair and give a little, please. 

Thank you in advance, you’re helping change the world. 


Is it me or has it been a dry month? Image #31

So, January 31st is here and my quest to be a DryAthlete has been fulfilled 🙂


I’ve not had so much as a sip or sniff of alcohol since last year! I’m very proud of myself, as this is probably my longest dry spell in more than 30 years. It wasn’t as difficult as I thought it might be, but then I guess that as I’d substantially cut back through 2015 maybe the challenge wasn’t quite so tough?

Chatting about it with Dee, my partner, we both agreed that it would be much more difficult for me to give up caffeine for a month, so maybe I’ll do that next year. Maybe not though – I can’t imagine a day without coffee let alone 31 of them!

Thanks to all those who have supported and sponsored me. I think it’ll be a few days yet before I have the first drink of 2016. I want to make it a drink and an event to be savoured!