Happy New Year

It’s the last day of the year and, though I am not a great maker of resolutions, I thought I’d post this helpful programme for anyone who has been considering giving up animal-based foods for the New Year.

This will be our third year without cow pus in our diets and I have no desire to go back. As this film shows, it is an easy enough lifestyle to adopt. My number one tip: don’t be fooled into buying lots of expensive ‘alternatives’. We use supermarket own brand soya milk for our tea and, occasionally, I treat us to a carton of cashew milk for a luxury weekend. The soya milk costs around 80p a litre. Most of the big name stuff is at least £1.10.

Actually, this year I do have a couple of resolutions. Firstly, I plan to start attending church regularly. I went to midnight mass on Christmas Eve and felt at home, as if I had reached back to something that is a natural part of me. I believe in the teachings of Jesus and I believe in the value of ritual, but that has always warred with my lack of willingness to make commitments. It’s time to start living the belief in a more active way.

Secondly, I’m having a dry January. I’ve drunk a lot over the past month and it is time to give my liver a rest. I will post about that at a later date. I  think a reflection on my relationship with alcohol might do me some good, but I’ll leave it to a separate post.

We’ll be with friends this evening, although we won’t stay too late, as we have a couple of pyromaniacal neighbours who never miss an opportunity to let off fireworks, so we’ll need to be back to comfort the pets through that torture. I doubt I’ll have time to post tonight, though, so, for now, I wish you a very happy new year.

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