With the party season upon us, starting with Halloween (HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE), we have high expectations for the coming celebrations. Over the past weeks Instagram has been exploding with photographs of Halloween costumes and evidence of some very messy nights on the town. Soon we will hear the roar of fireworks as we celebrate Bonfire Night and then, quick as a flash, Santa Claus will be putting presents under our trees before singing Auld Lang Syne and welcoming in 2018. For many, including myself, these events bring excitement for months on end. We look forward to the family coming together and eating our body weight in delicious home-cooked food. All of this however does not stop the psychological alarm bells that, for many, come hand-in-hand with these joyous occasions.