Enjoy yourself. It’s later than you think…

It’s the New Year! So hope you have a happy one.

Traditionally at this time of year it is expected that we will all try hard to be better. Take on new hobbies, lose weight, or get fit. All great goals of course. What’s yours?

This year I’ve decided to see if I can write this blog once a month – not an arduous task of course and one that I should enjoy however if I manage to do it will be the first new years resolution I’ve ever managed.

The big one of course is smoking. The first day of January and giving up the ‘fags’ is for some I’m sure a real target. If you’re one of those and you’ve maybe already succumbed, or if you’re trying to help others do it there’s an event in Renfrewshire next month that I would direct you to. ‘Tobacco – who’s really at risk?’ will take place on Thursday 14 February 2013 in the Abercorn Conference Centre. The keynote speaker is Sir Harry Burns, Chief Medical Officer –  so it’s bound to be busy – and you can register for the event by emailing the Renfrewshire Tobacco Alliance at:


or by telephoning them on 01505 821316.

I read an article recently that noted a doctor had been talking on a radio show about how to quit smoking and was asked:

“What is the easiest way you know to give up smoking?”

To which the doctor replied…

“Have a coronary!”

Certainly to the point and just maybe it got the message across…

January is a strange month – shaking off the excesses of the festive season while thinking of new beginnings. Personally by the time I get to Burns’ Night I’m ready for a hearty celebration of the bard. Tatties, Neeps and a’. 

‘O wad some Power the giftie gie us
To see oursels as ithers see us!’

Bye for noo.