Thursday, 27 January 2011


Didn't update the post yesterday with the price I shorted the Betfair shares at - It was £9.98 for those interested. Looking at the Shares today it would appear all of my followers went in too (Thanks Mum and my one other follower).  Early days but at least they are going in the right direction for now. I've moved the stop to £10.50 so the worst that can happen is I lose £52 - Actually not strictly true as the stop is not guaranteed, but you get the point.

Anyway on to the kids. I've got two. 9 and 4. Both gorgeous as you would expect (I am the Dad for christ's sake, hopefully). Anyway the 4 year old for the last week has been begging me to stop smoking........... Which just re-inforces what the 9 year old has been asking me for Years :( Bloody schools.

Right it is time to STOP! - If I do, hopefully they won't be back in Three months asking me to stop spunking money on Betfair and Poker.

Tomorrow night is D-Day - When I wake up Saturday morning I will be a non-smoker - Anyone done it? Any advice?

I've also worked out I can fund my Betfair Account with £50 a week instead. Sounds good yes?

Should I chuck the first £50 on Liverpool Top 4? No you are probably right.

God, Betfair have pissed me off enough as it is, if I send out a random post slagging them off over the weekend you know why, Nicotine Withdrawal is a terrible thing

BTW I won't be closing the short North of £7, so you can all laugh when Ladbrokes step in with an £11 bid to take out my Stop.

I know what's coming next from the kids - Can you give up Drinking Dad? No chance.


  1. Best of luck giving up the cigs.

  2. Good luck quitting the tabs.

    When I quit it's a good idea to take up a new hobby, something that you don't associate with smoking. But at the end of the day it's all down to will power.

    It's really tough at first but it gets better, and now I never think about smoking.

    Be positive: you can do it!

  3. Thanks Anon. Must admit I am not finding it easy at the moment, but know it will get better.

    Take Care