January is traditionally the month when we forsake the excesses of the Yuletide period and embarks on a period of restraint. New Year resolutions are awash with commitments to dieting, exercise, and drinking in moderation. Like many others I have taken the pledge to abstain from alcohol totally during January as part of the Dryathalon campaign to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Anyone wishing to sponsor me can do so by visiting my Just Giving site here:- or text by using my code KFDA50 to 70070. Its a great cause – thanks for your support!