Here is a lovely pub in London, near our hotel in Mayfair. Notice partial head-shot of 16 year old daughter in the lower left! Eating in there entailed a diet coke with my yummy fish and chips.
I realized how much my vision of vacations or business travel is built around stopping in here and there for a drink. This is very different: Awakening each morning refreshed and myself, full of energy. I've had a lot of practice with evenings and weekends at home without wine, even domestic travel without wine- but this sort of travel is apparently in a different category in my wine-mind.
And yet, I am persevering, reminding myself that is how I used to behave, not what I choose now.
On to Oxford tomorrow!