Sunday 17th December 2023

TWO HUNDRED pounds at Hot Toddy 1pm. That’s what you really need to know.

Also, cos it’s the afternoon there should be zero drunken Christmas office bastards ruining the vibe.

I had a few of those on Thursday at the Newsroom.

I have a lot of experience of dealing with works Christmas nights out, so here’s my absolute number one top tip that just might save you if you still have such a function to attend this year:


There’s something in some office people that makes it almost impossible for them to leave the party. Even though they’ve been “on it” since 3pm.

Even though they’ve already been sick themselves. Even though they’ve had to help the woman from accounts get in a taxi after she was sick.

Even though they are so pie-eyed that the bar staff won’t serve them personally anymore (this can always be sidestepped in a big group).

But there’s something in them, a voice telling them that to go home is to lose the game and they do not want to lose the game.

For some individuals it’s all-or-nothing. They have to be there until the end.

Perhaps it’s FOMO. But believe me, I’ve seen this and I know what happens next. The only thing you’re going to miss by going home early is your own spectacular disaster where you say utterly the wrong thing and kiss or shag completely the wrong person.

And that’s the romantic and glamourous side of things. The actual calamity is more likely to involve puking and punching.

So when it starts getting difficult to follow basic instructions and all the colours go weird, just go home. Everyone wins.

Anyway, quiz details today:

1pm – Hot Toddy (with me)

Jackpot – £200

Free answer – MUSIC round: “JUDITH HENSKE

Book: Just turn up or Phone the Hot Toddy on  07585 897 685  or get in touch with them on Facebook

6pm – Persevere (with me)

Jackpot – £30

Free answer – PICTURE round: “BLIND SNAKE”  

Book: Phone the Percy on 0131 554 0271 or get in touch with them on Facebook

With quiz and love,

Dr Paul

Music Round Clue for Hot Toddy:

This is in the music round at the Hot Toddy. tonight and it’s Judith Henske. I’d never heard of this until earlier this year when it came up on my Spotify. Lyric grabbed me, voice kept me and I like the instrumentation. It’s still on my “favourites”.





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