Krimo's New Year Resolution...

Do not forget to tell us how you spent New Year's Eve.(Poll in the top right hand corner)

I gave up smoking on 31st January 1985. Nearly 24 years ago!
Why the end of January?
I realised it would take time to motivate myself to give up. One whole month when I told everyone I knew that I was going to stop smoking by the end of it.
It also took me a long time to chose a substitute for the cigarette. I once saw a poster at Sunderland Poly with the following headline "I gave up smoking eating prunes!". But what I remembered most was the scribbled line underneath that said "...And now I am trying to give up prunes."
My mother, though she never smoked in her life, had a habit of chewing coffee beans. Goodness only knows why.

So I decided to go for coffee beans as an alternative to cigarettes. Nicorette patches and gum had yet to be invented.
And it worked!
For years, my breath smelt of fresh coffee and my teeth were pebbledashed with ground coffee because every time I felt like a cigarette, I dug a couple of coffee beans out of my pocket.
Nearly 24 years on, I must admit that I still enjoy chewing the odd coffee bean every now and then.



















This year, my resolution is much simpler than giving up smoking.
I have resolved that all our restaurants shall give even better value while offering the same standards to which our customers have become accustomed. Check out our websites for details.
Krimo's, Portofino, Casa del Mar.

8 comments:

PI said...

I gave up smoking in 1977 having spent a lot of money on a health farm visit. Coffee beans are better than snuff which MTL took up after quitting smoking. Happily he gave that up eventually.

Akelamalu said...

I gave up smoking on 1st January 1997 without any substitutes. I couldn't afford to smoke now even if I wanted to!

Sheffy said...

Krimo, have you given up coffee beans yet?

Krimo said...

Pat, you're lucky that YTL gave up snuff. Worse than coffee beans!

Akela, you're brave. That's what my father said when I asked him why he'd given up smoking.

Sheffy, nowadays I take them in the form of 4 or 5 espressos a day. What is worse?

Zéphyr, said...

Il y a cinq ans que j'ai abandonné le tabac. a la place de la cigarette, je prenais un bonbon. Ce n'était pas la bonne solution. Il fallait carrément arrêter.C'est ce que je fis.

C'était à propos des résolutions : IL FAUT SAVOIR PRENDRE LES BONNES RÉSOLUTIONS.

Krimo said...

Les bonbons sont presqu'aussi dangereux pour la santé que la cigarette.
Bonne Année à tous!

ValGalArt said...

I would love to taste your foods :) I gave up smoking about 12-13 years ago myself, I don't miss it but I did enjoy it!

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