Parents Night Out – Blog Series


Becci in a posh frock

My Favourite Going out Dress

This is the 1st in my blog series  ‘Parents Night Out’ where each week I will be sharing another bloggers/parents perfect night off from the kids. Nights out are few and far between for me but when I go out I love nothing more than putting on a posh frock ,wobbling about in some high heels and sipping on one too many cocktails. My normal partner in crime is my husband who is a very bad influence on me. Anyone who has read my post  5 Things I Have Learned – The Morning After The Night Before will know the next morning I am normally nursing a sore head.

Question time ………….

1.Tell me what you are wearing and why it’s your favourite going out outfit?

The dress is from H&M in Manchester and i brought straight after my ‘back to work’ chat with my boss. It cost £40 which i couldn’t really afford at the time but having finally lost the 2 stone of baby weight i put on with Charley i wanted to treat myself.I love anything Vivienne Westwood and the dress has the same silhouette as her designs.I added my trusty VW handbag and bracelet to finish off my outfit.

2.How often do you get to go on nights out?

Maybe once every 2 months ( Hubby is out every week ! )

3.Where is your favourite place to go on a night out? ( e.g. favourite bar / restaurant/concert )

When i have lots of money i love to go out in Manchester eat a big fat steak at Gaucho’s and then tour round all the cool bars drinking fancy cocktails and schmoozing.

4.How much do you normally spend on an outfit and where do you like to shop?

I am a bit of a charity shop fiend and normally manage to find a designer outfit for less than £10. If it’s a special occasion or i fancy a treat i will spend up to £80.

5.How long does it take you to get ready?

With 2 kids holding my ankles and following my every step 2-3 hours from start to end. Normally at least 1 of us has had a full scale breakdown before i get out the door.

6.What is your favourite drink?

I was and still am a huge Sex and the City fan so it has to be an Appletini.

7.Do you have a party trick?

I do a wicked performance of River Dance after a couple of Appletini’s. This is a travelling show and has been performed in Irish bars across the globe.

8.What’s the most you have ever spend on an item of clothing/accessory?

I used to ( cough,cough )have a handbag addiction so £300 on a Luella handbag but in my defense i still use it all the time.

9.What’s your No1 tip for getting ready with kids in the house?

Drink wine while getting ready. It eases the pain.

10.If you could have a night out anywhere in the world where would it be, why that location and what would you do on the night out?  

My day job is working in  travel so i have had the pleasure to sample the nightlife in some amazing places but by far the best restaurant and night out I have had has been with my hubby in a tiny Italian restaurant in Tenerife called First Love. The food is better than any Michelin Star restaurant and i swear they must pump happy gas out of the air conditioning as everyone is so loved up by the time they leave. Between the pasta & the Prosecco it’s so old school romantic that as soon as the music goes on everyone gets up and dances.It was during a meal there we decided we wanted to try for baby No2 ( we obviously waited until we had got back to the hotel room ). It’s name is also very poignant as i met my hubby when we were 20 years old and he was my First Love. (The bottomless Limoncello shots help with the atmosphere too)

I hope you have enjoyed reading the 1st in my blog series on ‘Parents Night Out ‘ . Feel free to leave me some comments below or If you would like to take part then leave your e-mail address

Happy Friday Night X 








    • The UnNatural Mother
      October 10, 2016 / 6:29 pm

      Fab !! Just e-mailed you X

  1. October 10, 2016 / 10:44 am

    What a great series. Loved the dress and I must confess to a handbag obsession too. I’ve never had an apeltini but loved SATC so much! Thank you for linking up to #EatSleepBlogRT 🌟

  2. October 10, 2016 / 5:03 pm

    Awesome idea 🙂 We have only had one night out and I can’t wait till the next #bigpinklink

  3. October 10, 2016 / 6:54 pm

    Love it. What a fab idea. Parents need their nights out! And gorge dress by the way #EatSleepBlogRT

  4. October 10, 2016 / 7:02 pm

    Ahh will be keeping up with this blog series. Nights out are so much more appreciated since becoming a Mum (pre-child it was getting abslutely bladdered every weekend waking up with garlic sauce in my hair and a false eyelash on my chin) I’m pretty new to the whole blogging thing but I would love to take part. please feel free to email me 🙂 #anythinggoes

    • The UnNatural Mother
      October 10, 2016 / 9:20 pm

      Just sent you the e-mail X Give me a shout if you have any questions xxX

  5. October 11, 2016 / 7:46 am

    Night out? What’s that? I would love to have a night out, I used to enjoy the night out but alas I am often too tired to stay up. But one day, I will get back out there. I would love to see you do the River Dance. Thanks for sharing with #bigpinklink

  6. October 11, 2016 / 3:38 pm

    £300 on a handbag! Yikes! What a great feature 🙂 Thanks for linking up to #TheList x

  7. October 12, 2016 / 2:31 pm

    I really enjoyed this post – I love finding out more about the people behind the blogs (I’m nosey lol). Great idea for a series
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes 🙂

  8. October 12, 2016 / 3:03 pm

    Ahh what a great idea for a blog series – I would love to take part! I can’t remember the last night out I went on though – it was obviously so long ago I’ve forgotten!!

    Thank you for linking up to #KCACOLS and I hope to see you back again on Sunday x

    • The UnNatural Mother
      October 12, 2016 / 9:20 pm

      Do it !! If you have a picture of you in a favourite outfit from holiday that is fine. It’s just for fun and im sure you can remember what your favourite drink is 🙂

  9. October 12, 2016 / 9:38 pm

    What a great thing to do, and so much fun. I really enjoyed reading it and would be interested in taking part (although you may have to wait a while – I don’t get out much!!) #KCACOLS

    • The UnNatural Mother
      October 12, 2016 / 9:55 pm

      I have e-mailed you 🙂

  10. October 13, 2016 / 2:05 pm

    Such a brilliant idea for a feature! I detest it when people say “Your social life is over when you have kids” It really doesn’t have to be! And it booming well shouldn’t be!

  11. October 13, 2016 / 2:06 pm

    Popping over from, the super duper linky that is #anythinggoes

  12. October 13, 2016 / 2:17 pm

    Haha, love your answer to question 9! If I did that though I’d be drunk before I left the house, I’m such a lightweight these days! x #KCACOLS

  13. October 14, 2016 / 11:37 am

    I love this! I always get ready with wine of the girls are about, it definitely eases the pain.

  14. October 14, 2016 / 2:12 pm

    aw how lucky to work in travel. pasta and prosecoo sound fab! ive never actually had an appletini or a limoncello! #KCACOLS

  15. October 14, 2016 / 3:21 pm

    Ah what a lovely idea for a series! This is just so nice! I think the last time I went out, not including holiday, was in April, and the next time, not including Blogfest, will be our mum christmas meal in December. I have a really exciting life haha! Thanks so much for linking up to #KCACOLS hope to see you back next week!

  16. October 15, 2016 / 11:27 am

    Omg yes SATC is my favourite!! Also I love Manchester for a night out, and handbags, and traveling…we’re basically best friends, right?! 😘 xx

    • The UnNatural Mother
      October 15, 2016 / 11:32 am

      Ha ha !!! Twins 🙂

  17. October 17, 2016 / 6:16 pm

    First of all I want to come clothes shopping with you – designer outfit for a tenner?! Yes please! Secondly, we must do the Gaucho’s / cocktails thing – how about a bloggers Christmas night out?! Message me 🙂 Thanks for sharing on #fortheloveofBLOG

    • The UnNatural Mother
      October 17, 2016 / 6:19 pm

      Sounds like an excellent idea : ) I will DM you x X

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