Dry January smoothie

Oh the sweet, sweet month of January. Said no one ever. It’s cold, it’s rainy, you’re broke, you’re dieting, you’re avoiding sugar, you’re doing Veganuary, you’ve quit caffeine, you’ve promised that you’ll stop saying “like”…and to top it off, you’re doing Dry January. Well, my friends, we’ve pulled together a pretty damn-fine list of things…

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Cope with January without boozing

Whether you’re doing Dry January for a month, have gone alcohol-free, are drinking mindfully or just sober-curious, we list 12 fun, fulfilling and meaningful things to spend your time doing to cope with January, instead of boozing. 1. Find new friends See the New Year as an opportunity to expand your friendship pool. There is…

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Scary Christmas

Christmas is a time of high anxiety for almost everyone. But if this is your first Christmas moderating your drinking habits or going alcohol-free, it is an especially challenging time of year. The good news is that if you can get through this significant ‘first’ with your goals intact, you can get through almost anything…

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5 ways to deal with conflict at Christmas

Christmas is a stressful time. Together with having to deal with family members and people you don’t usually see, organisation, cooking and somehow “having fun” all at the same time, it’s a lot easier for people to get annoyed with each other. Doing all this while worrying about your drinking as well can make for…

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Christmas things to do in London

It’s the time of year when the pressure to drink is sky high. I mean summer was bad enough huh? But now there’s the office Christmas parties, the pre-Christmas “Christmas Day” hosted by your friends, that tempting mulled aroma whenever you walk into a pub, multiple boozy listings in the paper, free champagne with everything,…

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How to survive the Christmas party

The booziest time of year is approaching, and with it the dreaded Christmas party. Not just a work get-together. Not just family drinks. THE Christmas party. That one event that you’ve had in the back of your mind for weeks, because it might be awkward, strange, or detrimental to your drinking goals. So we want…

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