November, 2013

08 November
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Another great girls’ night out

Hi everyone,

I am one of these people that says I don’t drink. What I mean is I don’t drink a lot, so when I do it only takes a couple of glasses of wine for me to get tipsy (tipsy sounds way better than drunk).

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Last Friday I went out with two of my best friends Jodie and Carly. We always seem to have the most crazy nights out. The best thing about it is, all we want to do is get dolled up, find somewhere that plays good music, have a few cocktails and dance like doughnuts! Well Jodie and I dance like doughnuts while Carly normally watches and laughs at our moves!

I am obviously quite easily pleased because the highlight of my night was coming out of a nice cocktail bar to get a kebab. It is probably the tackiest thing to do but it was comical, three girls all dressed up, standing in the street eating a kebab. I knew I had a long night ahead of me and I was absolutely starving. This is normally something you would do at the end of the night but I have to say I would highly recommend it. I seemed to find a new lease of sober life once I had finished and I was ready for round two. So off we went to JJ Whispers in Crawley to dance our little socks off and have a few more drinks.

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The joke of the night is that I have put on just under a stone in weight, which I am very happy about because I was way to thin before. However, the weight has gone straight to my bum!!! So of course I was shaking it as much as I could, while Jodie was doing the running man next to me… Very uncool but who cares?! Girls’ nights are all about having a laugh with your girlfriends and we most certainly had a lot of that, as you can see from all of the silly pictures below.

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Lastly, the icing on the cake was that I bumped into an old and special friend who I haven’t seen for five years Tommy. Tommy and I lived together in Canary Wharf just before I got pregnant so we had many good times together to reminisce about.

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My one mistake of the whole night was that I decided to text my ex-boyfriend on the way home in the taxi… cringe, cringe, cringe! I had so much fun in the nightclub that I originally met him in and I was desperate to tell him about my night. I didn’t get a response but I am not that surprised. I wish he had sent me something in the morning to ease my embarrassment of drunk texting, but no. Oooops!

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This was the best night’s I have had out in ages and guess what, I didn’t even have a hang over!!! I now swear by the kebab pit stop half way through the night to soak up the alcohol, which is wrong, wrong, wrong but oh so right! ;)

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I am in a very happy place right now, life seems very uncomplicated and that’s just how I like it. What more can I ask for? I have a job, a home, a beautiful little girl who is extremely balanced and I have crazy nights out with my friends every so often – I’m a lucky girl!

Back soon everyone,

Nic x

01 November
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Making a ‘rockstar princess pumpkin’ with my daughter Poppy

 

Hi everyone! I hope you had a lovely Halloween.

I cannot remember Halloween being such a big deal when I was a little girl but for the new generation of little people it is the thing to do and I have to say I have enjoyed every second of it.

 

 

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We started off carving our pumpkin a few days ago and Poppy decided the theme for the pumpkin was going to be a ‘princess rock star pumpkin’, how an earth do you do one of those?

I felt under pressure because my neighbour Hannah who has become my friend over the past few months is a super mum and as I took an hour to create my rock star princess pumpkin she had finished three, one for each of her children. I was put to shame!

 

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Halloween arrived and my joke to Poppy in the morning asking her if she saw the witch walk past the window didn’t go down very well so I gave up trying anymore spooky Halloween fun.

Off we went to swimming lessons then Poppy went off with Nanny Tina while I went to work.  I was itching to finish so I could get back for trick or treating.  I was glad to finish so I could paint Poppy’s face.

 

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Honestly I was in my element.  I know it is wrong on many levels but if there is one time that its ok to put eye makeup on my child its when she is dressing up as a pretty witch!  Have I found something I am good at here…  I thought she looked pretty good.

We had a really lovely Halloween and trick or treating was an absolute blast, I was truly amazed at the effort so many people had gone to to make it special for the trick or treaters.  I am excited for next year’s Halloween now and I will most definitely be dressing up too.

 

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I love that the Brits are now making something that was typically known for eggs and flower throwing (when I was growing up) into a really lovely thing to do with the little ones.  Bring on next October!

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