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Hangover cures

My favourite alcoholic beverage.

The usual cause of my hangover.

It’s New Year’s Eve and tomorrow will be the beginning of a new year: 2012. I’m sure many of us will be out celebrating this evening and after several hours of drinking there’s always the dreaded hangover to look forward to in the morning.

Some people are lucky enough not to get them but unfortunately I’m not one of them. I have spent many mornings trying various ways to ‘cure’ my hangover and only some of them have worked and so I have been looking for some to share with you to prepare you for the aftermath of this evenings antics.

Bacon butty

Bacon butty

1) Bacon Butty.

Now for the science.

Newcastle University Scientists have approved this classic hangover cure. It works thanks to the carbohydrate in the bread, and the protein in the bacon, which breaks down into amino acids that help clear your head.

2) A coffee and an aspirin.

Coffee and Aspirin

Coffee and Aspirin

  Now for the science.

 Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia found a major cause of hangover to be the chemical acetate, which is dissipated by caffeine and some painkillers.



3) Honey.

Now for the science.

According to scientists from the Royal Society of Chemistry, the fructose, sodium and potassium in honey help convert hangover-causing acetaldehyde into less-toxic chemicals, speeding recovery.



Some other tips to help reduce the effects of a hangover:

– Drink plenty of fluids that have electrolytes in them so your body can get back into balance.

-Take a hot shower,  it can help clear your head.

– Relax in a quiet environment (play some soft music and turn off your mobile phone/laptop and TV.)

– Make sure you get plenty of sleep (at least 8 hours.)

– Eat some jelly it can soothe your stomach.

Happy hangovers, hope this helps!

(NOTE: The pictures I’ve displayed are the products I have in my house but do not reflect the brands you need to buy to cure your hangovers!)

New Year’s Eve


It’s that time of year again, we’re all worn out from the partying and stuffed after consuming all the Christmas dinner left overs and boxes of chocolates. Lets not forget there’s still New Year’s Eve another excuse to put on those party hats, get the party poppers ready and dance our way into 2012.

It’s always difficult to know what to do on New Year’s Eve, but there’s plenty going on in Cardiff to help you decide. Some may prefer a quiet night in watching the TV with a glass of champagne but for others there’s that all important dilemma as to which party to attend. Cardiff is always a fun place to go as it has a number of great nightclubs and bars.

In fact it has been voted the most sociable city in Britain according to statistics released today by CitySocialising, a socialising network for meeting new people looked at the social habits of 160,000 members throughout the UK.

Buffalo Bar:

Beatbox Ballroom New Year’s Eve Party: Outdoor marquee and sound system/ some great DJ’s/ £10.00 a ticket.

The North Star:

Live music and a hog roast/ £5.00 a ticket.

Ten Feet Tall:

Top hats and tiaras/ DJ’s/ £10.00 a ticket.

The Globe Bar:

Johnny Cage and the Voodoogroove/£10.00 a ticket.

Bogiez Rock Bar & Nightclub:

The only dedicated rock bar in Cardiff- DJ’s and the tickets are FREE.

411 Bar:

Playboy bunny party. Tickets £10.00 before November 30th , see website for current ticket prices.

Cardiff Arts Institute:

Great atmosphere and party tunes, £5.00 a ticket.

Glam Nightclub:

Glamorous black and gold theme at the New Year’s Eve Ball. Massive giveaways. £15.00 a ticket (includes entry on New Years Day.)

These are some of the events going on this New Year’s Eve in Cardiff so ladies choose your party dresses and gentleman get your snazzy suits ready to celebrate in style.