Daily Archives: 13/12/2014

The 12 sober treat Days of Christmas

Last year in the run up to Christmas my sobriety was pretty new and the week before the big day I made a mocktail every day as a way of keeping my mind focused and to stop me from slipping and you can see them all here.

This year I thought I’d do the 12 sober treat Days of Christmas.  I’m aware that my blog can be a little heavy going at times because I focus on the media stories and public  health issues so I wanted to lighten things up a little.  Normal service will be resumed in the New Year when with January comes the warnings of the dangers of excess which my usual blog format will suit perfectly! 😉

So ….. my I’m done drinking app tells me that MrHOF and I so far have saved the princely sum of £5500+ between us and that will buy some very BIG sober treats.  So I’m going to go wild and stretch my imagination and scour the net looking for the best sober treats I can find and for each of the next 12 days I will share them here so we can dream of the amazing things we can do with all our time and money and energies now we don’t drink 🙂

These could also be items to go into your sober first aid kit as designed by SueK and discussed over at Living Sober which you can read here.  This is a truly amazing idea so thank you to to the other side of our sober world!  As a reminder they are something: smelly, sweet, inspiring, soft and cosy, supporting, pampering, nourishing and surprising all in a nice box or bag.

The original 12 days of Christmas were quite wacky too – so how do I start and match a partridge in a pear tree?  Do I follow the theme?  I think I shall  – how about ……..

green® fresh pear shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath from Philosophy

12 days of Xmas pear shower gel

Which you can buy for $20 here or for £18 in the UK.  They even do a cinammon bun shower gel, which made me think of Belle 🙂

Perfect for your sober bath at the end of the day so something smelly or pampering from your first aid kit! What gift will tomorrow bring? What pear themed sober treat would you buy for yourself?

Edited to add:  my friend Rachel over at Sober Is The New Black has a great piece in the Guardian Society She Said blog today which you can read here: A Christmas letter to my old lover – alcohol.  Couldn’t agree more Rachel!! 🙂