Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Staying Safe this Christmas

We are very much looking forward to “shutting up” for Christmas. The end of the working week signals the end of the working year for us. Kids are off school, we have a little break planned and lots of brilliant family time pencilled in over the festive period. Of course there will be lots of food and drink consumed – slimming will have to be put on the back burner until the New Year I’m afraid – sorry Slimming World!

Christmas is also a time where we can all let our hair down and have a drink. It’s great to celebrate Christmas with a few special drinks over Christmas and New Year, lovely to let your hair down and enjoy the time of off work – a little festive break. Usually we visit our parents on Christmas evening and share a few drinks. However, we always walk round and walk back. We are lucky that they do only live around the corner so it is easy for us to do this. However, if we lived any further away, we would make sure that we got taxis. Drinking and driving is never worth it. We just have a zero alcohol approach when it comes to driving, so at Christmas, we adopt a zero driving approach when it comes to alcohol! Sounds simple, but a car can be a deadly machine and getting behind the wheel of a car after consuming one to many would just be far too dangerous and a stupid decision that could ruin many lives.

The Co-Op have designed this designated driver finder to encourage people to be safe and sound this Christmas. Definitely worth a go if you can't decide which of you is to drive - go on, give the wheel a spin.

Please make sure that this year as you celebrate Christmas you keep safe. If you are drinking then make sure that you do have a designated driver – a taxi is perfect, then you can all have a little tipple knowing that you are safe.

Disclosure: This post was written in collaboration with Co-Operative insurance. All words and views are my own.

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