#46: Going OUT Out

#46: Going OUT Out
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I had the rare and gold-flittered opportunity to go out out recently. As in, not just down the pub or mid-range wine bar, but to an actual proper party in London town no less. I’d scored a ticket to the 2016 MAD (Mum and Dad) Blog Awards, in bloody posh Kensington, and the prospects were dizzying. 

It did not disappoint, although by Christ the old girl was tired. Here’s my series of events, as also witnessed by the most revered Unsung Mum AKA my designated driver:

Infographic detailing timeline of night out.

-SJW October 2016

Mouse Moo Me Too


  1. October 4, 2016 / 7:25 am

    Love this. Going out is always such a big occasion post baby isn’t it! I think it’d be slightly pooing myself if I went to the MADS too! #chucklemums

    • October 4, 2016 / 12:51 pm

      I know, you deserve a red carpet just for getting out of your own front door!

  2. October 4, 2016 / 7:31 am

    Good work!! Very important to have a proper night out once in a while! Hopefully you’ll be winning things next year! #chucklemums

  3. October 4, 2016 / 9:36 am

    Going out out is not what it once my friend. I used to love me a night out but now I’m all about the afternoon out, giving me ample time to rehydrate with water and sleep it off ready for the morning. #sadtimes. #chucklemums

    • October 4, 2016 / 12:48 pm

      I’m so with you! Afternoon out means you can get drunk but also have your slobby evening on the sofa, win win!

  4. October 4, 2016 / 10:42 am

    Hah! Hilarious. Going ‘OUT’ out is such hard work indeed. Can totally identify with wanting to get the bra and belt off… Sounds like a fun night though? Is it worth it? I almost always is, I reckon! #chucklemums

    • October 4, 2016 / 12:48 pm

      Yeah, this one was worth it. Next night out booked for 6 weeks time, the sheer luxury of it all! ????

  5. October 4, 2016 / 10:52 am

    Going out out – like actual out out!? Wow! *blinks at you on wide eyed awe* I’m so jealous. Would’ve loved to have got to the MADs! Although yes – nights out have definitely become slightly more sophisticated post offspring. Last time I tried it I actually removed my make up and had a cup of tea when I got home?? (As opposed to falling asleep with my face in a kebab…) Unfortunately I couldn’t get the infographic to load on my dodgy phone but will try on the laptop later on. Thanks for hosting #chucklemums x

    • October 4, 2016 / 12:47 pm

      Oh I’m sorry, some mobiles don’t like my infographics which is probably some setting I’ve not ticked, Thank you for commenting though xx

  6. October 4, 2016 / 11:12 am

    I love all the food reference. That’s got to be the best thing about being child free is that you don’t have to share your food!!

  7. October 4, 2016 / 11:43 am

    You managed past 11pm. I am so impressed, I fall into a knackered coma at 10 wherever I am these days!

    • October 4, 2016 / 12:45 pm

      Had no choice really, nodding off in the loo at 11pm might have culminated in a very expensive hotel stay ????

  8. October 4, 2016 / 12:27 pm

    Love a quality infographic! It’s only when you start leaving out an array of herbal teas or a premixed Dioralyte for your return that you know you’ve got no business going out out! 3 Malted milks has to be the new kebab – I reckon you’re leading the ‘home and p*ssed what do I eat?’ online conversation. I really hope you’ll be up for loadsa awards next year for your fab bloggingness x#chucklemums

    • October 4, 2016 / 12:44 pm

      Aah thank you as always! What do you eat? Does the village have a kebab shop?! I like to think of the post office woman as a champion faux-meat slicer as her night job…

      • October 4, 2016 / 4:23 pm

        The Chippie in the next village shuts at 8pm – rock cod on! I go for a well buttered slice of toast myself but so rarely do I stack the units these days! An Irish coffee in the village pub is a big night!x

  9. October 4, 2016 / 2:04 pm

    They have posh blog award ceremonies… WOW! God I have so much to learn. I can’t believe you stopped at the third malted milk biscuit. I wish I had that level of self control.???? Xx

    • October 4, 2016 / 2:35 pm

      Haha I don’t even like malted milks so I totally didn’t need to eat them, where’s the self control in that ???? xx

  10. October 4, 2016 / 3:35 pm

    Hubs and I went out two night in a row this weekend- it still hurts.

    Glad you had a night of fancy fun though!

  11. October 4, 2016 / 3:44 pm

    Ha ha , this is fab. Would love to go out out but fear I may disappear under my chair in a Prosecco haze before 9pm. Hope you had a fab night x #chucklemums

  12. October 4, 2016 / 5:28 pm

    Hahaha… sounds like hard work! You may have needed to draft substitute Mum in the morning too I suspect 😉 #chucklemums

  13. October 4, 2016 / 7:53 pm

    Love the infographic! Going ‘out-out’ is exhausting stuff indeed. I’ve only managed it a few times in the past 16 months, and in between all of the laughs and drinks, I can’t help but think, “Fuuuuck, the Popple is going to wake up at 6am tomorrow like she always does.” #chucklemums

  14. October 4, 2016 / 9:08 pm

    I usually find the getting dressed bit so exhausting I can’t then be arsed to actually go out. Come November I’m defo my bra off at 23.20 whether we’re still out of not. #chucklemums

  15. October 4, 2016 / 9:40 pm

    Oh it was a good night indeed. I will remember it for months (I mean it. Months) to come. It was my only *real* going out out for the forseeable future, that’s for sure (don’t count work dos at the local Wetherspoons) and it was brilliant to meet you and the other cool club members, even if I didn’t score a seat at your table. 😉 Fabby infog. #chucklemums

  16. October 4, 2016 / 10:03 pm

    I’m in awe that you could keep going til 11.20pm! I’d probably be ready for bed by about 10pm after all that excitement. And I’m not sure 3 malted milks would be my post drinking snack of choice! Hope you managed a lie in the next day. #chucklemums

  17. October 4, 2016 / 10:28 pm

    Impressive ‘going out out’ stamina. I am rubbish at being out these days I start to feel weary at 10pm and just want to be in my Pj’s, plus there’s the nagging feeling of ‘you’ll pay for this tomorrow’. Glad you had a fab time xx #chucklemums

  18. October 5, 2016 / 7:32 am

    Out out is a rare occurrence indeed these days, but I have to say I’m glad about that. I used to live for partying, but to be honest by the time I had Piglet I was getting a bit old for it and in danger of turning into a sort of female Peter Stringfellow, which wasn’t quite what I intended. Good riddance to out out, from these quarters! #chucklemums

  19. October 5, 2016 / 2:36 pm

    Haha, but surely it was all worth it to meet meeeeeee! 😀 #chucklemums

  20. Ellen
    October 6, 2016 / 9:16 pm

    Ooooh fancy info graphic! Love it. I haven’t had a proper out out night for a very long time… but did stay up drinking until 2am recently. It was in my own house though so not really rock & roll. Glad you had fun my sweet!! Xx

  21. October 8, 2016 / 4:42 pm

    Does it count if it’s my local and I live in London as out out?! If so, then I am cool, I am out out once a week! the mads sounded fab! Im looking forward to the mums net awards


  22. October 9, 2016 / 6:29 pm

    This is brilliant – this reminds me of every night out I’ve had post baby…it’s a military operation!! Love your malted milks at 2am too, a very honest account and excellent choice in biscuits 😉 Thanks for hosting #chucklemums xx

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