7th of December – A Rose Tinted Advent Calendar

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Well, it is the 7th of December and it is almost the weekend! The first Friday in December is often the start of the party season. Have you got a Christmas party this evening?

7th of December

7th of December

In The Advent Bag

7th of December - advent bag

In the Advent bag today is a little Happyland Figurine that we call “Party boy” in our house. He looks like he is having a lot of fun!

Where is the Elf Hiding Today?

7th of December - elf under glass with help sign

Oh dear! The Elf has been trapped under a glass, and obviously wants to be set free!

I think this is an important lesson. Do be safe when out drinking this Christmas!


Ultimate Guide to Staying Safe When Drinking Over The Party Season.

Ultimate Guide to Staying Safe When Drinking Over the Party Season

1. Know Your Limits

It is easy at this time of year to really go out on a bender. Hey, everyone else is doing it and it’s Christmas! But do be aware of how much you are drinking. A binge is really bad for the system, especially if you are not used to drinking much for the rest of the year.

2. Eat Before you Go Out

Or Eat while you are out, to help soak up some of the alcohol that you are drinking. It won’t  stop you from getting drunk, but it will slow down the effects and keep you from getting too drunk too quickly.

3. Drink Water or a Soft Drink in-between Alcoholic Drinks Whilst Out

It is not soft to be drinking soft drinks. Again it just helps you not to get too drunk by watering down the alcohol in your bloodstream. Stops it all getting too messy!

4. Watch Your Drink

Never leave your drink unattended when you go to the toilet or to dance. There are people out there who may take advantage and spike your drink. This could be disastrous or even fatal.

5. Never Swim when Drunk

This may sound like a pretty obvious thing. But alcohol makes you do crazy things, like making you feel a bit superhuman. It also lowers your inhibitions. Making that river seem like such a good idea. Well it isn’t. You are so much more likely to get into difficulties. With fatal consequences.

6. Stay With Your Group

Stay safe. Make sure you know how you are all getting home, and maybe text each other when home to make sure everyone is OK.

7. Be Safe

Alcohol lowers your inhibitions, and affects your judgement and behaviours. Your reasoning is totally affected, making you more likely to take risks and do dangerous things. You feel drowsy and unbalanced, and you have slower reactions. You are more likely to

  • get into a fight
  • fall over or down stairs
  • walk into a busy road of traffic
  • decide to walk home when you can’t get a taxi.

The alcohol in your system opens up the blood vessels in your skin, making you feel warmer, but this is a very false impression. Actually, it means that your core temperature has fallen, and your vital internal organs have lost some core heat.

This, paired with you being more likely to make poor choices can mean that you deciding to walk home is the worst decision ever. If you decide to sit or lay down and fall asleep in these cold winter months, hypothermia can very quickly set in. And this can be fatal.

Please stay safe this Christmas.

Have a lovely Friday, see you tomorrow with another dose of advent – and maybe some Alka Selzer!

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14 Replies to “7th of December – A Rose Tinted Advent Calendar”

  1. Anne says:

    Great advice, I’m not a big drinker but I have had mishaps in the past thanks to alcohol. It’s been a long time since I got drunk, but it’s nice to get a little tipsy occasionally. Your little advent party boy reminded me of our Happy Land, it was one of my girls most favourite toys and we collected so much. Have you let the Elf out yet?

    1. Jo Boyne says:

      The elf is being pretty sedate at the moment really. She gets on well with most of the toys.

  2. Claire Rocks says:

    Such an important message and reminder! Thanks for sharing

  3. Lucy At Home says:

    I’m not much of a drinker – I don’t like the thought of making these foolish choices that I wouldn’t normally, but I think having a good group around you that all look out for each other is really helpful #blogcrush

    1. Jo Boyne says:

      Thank you Lucy for reading. I’m very lucky to have good friends.

  4. Noleen Miller says:

    Thanks for sharing this. Although it is common knowledge – some people completely forget about it when they indulge and they definitely don’t know their limit. Also so many scary stories that I’ve heard about spiked drinks as well #globalblogging

    1. Jo Boyne says:

      Thank you. I just think that it is an important thing to remember at this time of year when a lot of us go out more than usual .

  5. Heather Keet says:

    I love this safety guide, so many people forget how easy it is to over imbibe around the holidays! #GlobalBlogging


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