End of Longing play

Saturday saw the first of our monthly brunches, followed by a theatre trip to see End of Longing. After a year of trying out drinks in pubs across the country and evening events (including beer tastings) we have settled on Saturday lunches as a format to try out next. Sam, a member who organises some…

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Nanny State Warrior

Where to find non-alcoholic beers on supermarket shelves? Club Soda member Jo, our self-confessed ‘Nanny State Warrior’, has been doing battle with Tesco about the positioning of non-alcoholic beer on shop shelves! Nanny State and other alcohol-free beers seem to be intermingled amongst the mass-market beers with alcohol, and are often not easy to find  – plus…

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Laura with Charles Kennedy

In all the ups and downs of changing our drinking habits, it can be hard to remember why it is we want to do this. We can focus on the pain, and not so much on the gain. It has taken me some time to fully realise the gains of not drinking. The biggest of which…

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Daniel Radcliffe sober

Whether you want to quit alcohol completely, or just put the lid on some bad drinking habits, it helps to know you are not alone. Alcohol does not respect income or celebrity status, so here are some alcohol-free celebs: potential Oscar guests who can be guaranteed not to trip on the red carpet tonight! Toast the…

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Make your own reality

Is it a myth? Or is moderation after excess and a history binge drinking actually possible? Claire explores her personal experience of learning to moderate her drinking. I never thought I would get here. A few years ago, moderation was a concept that rolled around in my mouth at an uncomfortable angle. And yet… and…

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Justin Skiing

Julian Kirkman-Page made the decision to start writing just as he stopped drinking. It’s led him to become an accomplished writer, and he has published two successful books about his relationship with alcohol: ‘I Don’t Drink: How to Quit Alcohol‘ and ‘One Less for the Road‘. As a regular Club Soda blogger, he tells us…

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A year of no beer

What 4 months without alcohol feels like Remember John? Last October John started a challenge – to stop drinking for 12 months in order to accomplish some of the things he wants to acheive for the next year. This is the second of a series of blogs where John shares his experience. He is at…

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Stuart Elkington Dry Drinker

Stuart Elkington is a 44 year old Londoner who three years ago made the decision to to get healthy and change his drinking. At 5’11” (180 cm), Stuart used to weigh 238lbs (108kg) but has in three years dropped to 170lbs (77kg). He is a Project Investment Manager and the co-founder of drydrinker.com. For this blog,…

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Bike by the sea

Shaun Fennings is no stranger to Club Soda, and is one of our most active members, having written guests blogs for us before. Today, he marks nearing a year without alcohol in an honest and raw portrayal of that journey.  Alcoholic holidays So, as the festive period approaches us, many, no doubt will be planning family gatherings…

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