Mrs Kartoshka is coming! So I give up cigarettes for a month-starting today. It’s a part of our relationship. If we travel I don’t want to spend hours on a train or an aeroplane itching for a smoke, so I give up about a fortnight before, convinced that by the time she’s here the craving will be ‘out of my system’.
In truth I’m already looking forward to the nauseating rush of smoking my next cigarette on the 16th May.