Surviving Christmas Day

After weeks of frantically perusing the high street for stocking fillers, debating turkey sizes and navigating the dreaded work Christmas party, the big day is almost upon us! It might seem tempting, after so much intense preparation, to indulge on the day itself with the excuse of “all my hard work”. However, whether you are…

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Party sober

This week there has been lots of chatter in the Club Soda community about dealing with first parties sober – feeling too sensible and awkward. Laura pulls no punches this week and suggests that most of what we think about partying sober is myth – distorted by our relationship with alcohol. There was a time…

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Festive Fall-Out

Harriet has been practising being sober at Christmas for 14 years – so what are her top tips for avoiding festive fall-out? This is just a very short snippet of the excellent advice video … Don’t get too tired. Say no. Do things that allow you to relax and avoid overwhelm. Blank out some nights for…

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alcohol-free christmas drinks

Christmas is a time when we want to treat ourselves. However, for those of us moderating or cutting out the booze, alcohol is not a treat. So what should we be filling our glasses with instead? Here is a list of some of our favourite extra special drinks, to help give your Christmas a bit…

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Saying no to a drink

Saying “no” to a drink Drinking is not compulsory, and if you’ve decided that alcohol isn’t for you this Christmas, that’s okay. Here are a few of our top tips on saying no to a drink to get you through, whether you are moderating or going alcohol-free. Our top tips and tricks 1 Make an…

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Driver's Punch

How to make a Drivers Punch 100g cranberries (get the fresh or but them already frozen) 100ml cranberry juice 500ml blood orange juice juice of 1 lime mint sprigs 600ml sparkling apple juice drink thin wedges of lime and orange to be fancy orange Put the cranberries into a medium size, rigid freezer container, cover with water (by…

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Christmas Drinks

In this week’s webinar, Laura shares her thoughts on how finding new drinks can be a great distraction. Taking the time to find something special for your Christmas is worth doing! She covers how your tastes and perception change now you are not drinking: How finding something special is worth the effort What is the difference…

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Christmas FOMO - Party Sober

If you are trying to keep to a drinking goal this Christmas, then you are going to have to be strong! Christmas FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) does not have to creep in. If you are moderating, you may find it tough to stick to the days you have nominated as your non-drinking days, as…

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motivation at christmas

As we head towards Christmas – a trigger season for us all – Laura talks about motivation at Christmas Carrot or stick? What motivates you best? Are you more motivated by what you might lose by giving up a drink, or the consequences of not changing? For some, it is the extrinsic motivation (doing something because of…

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