Parents Night Out – Featuring Adventures of A Mum

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This week I have the pleasure of introducing the very lovely Lara from Adventures of A Mum.

Lara has an amazing YouTube channel and you must check out her latest Pumpkin Patch post to see the  über cute photo’s of her family on their day out. So without further ado let me hand you over to Lara.
Hi, I’m Lara. I’m 32 and have been married to Stuart for 5 years, we’ve been fortunate enough to travel the world a few times before settling down to have a family. We have 2 young children; Henry & George – the most interesting fact about our little family would have to be that our boys were born on the same day, 2 years apart!
Question Time ………………

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

I love this H&M tribal print playsuit with bell sleeves, it is so easy to wear, but it just feels so stylish and I love to dress it up with jewellery. I think Playsuits are perfect for so many different occasions, from festivals to dinner, you can’t go wrong! plus it’s so comfortable so that dessert is never a bad idea! 

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

Not very often! We only have 2 sets of babysitters and often we need to call on them to cover work duties so it’s usually every few months.

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

We tend to go on date days, like a trip up to the city, just doing things we can’t usually do like taking our time over lunch, with wine! Then on to a show or drinks before getting the train home.

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

 I usually shop on the high street, anywhere from French Connection to Primark! I’ve got more into Topshop again now that I’m not pregnant although it always makes me feel so old! I guess around £80 but sometimes you can pick up some great bits in more affordable stores and online. 

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

Well as I spend every other day of my life getting ready within 3 minutes I like to take as much time as I can – around an hour – but I’m always late and constantly hearing “how are you getting on there love” called up the stairs from my patient husband!! 

6.What is your favourite drink?

Salted Caramel Espresso Martini – I had them last time we went out to The Ivy, Chelsea Garden and it was literally heaven!! Stuart and I usually drink red wine when we drink together.

7. Do you have a party trick?

Falling asleep – not exactly a party trick but I’m guaranteed to do it (I’ve even managed to sleep during a concert and in a club!)  

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

Probably my Mulberry handbags, I’m a sucker for a pretty bag! 

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

Oh God, it’s a nightmare – the boys are obsessed with playing with my make up!! I have to try to do it while they are distracted by eating dinner or when Stuart is there to entertain them. If we are going for dinner I tend to get showered and do my hair before they go to bed then finish off my make up just before we go out when Stuart is there to help.

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?

Hmmmm. Gosh, SO many places I could choose!! Ok. One New Year’s eve we spent in San Diego and we went to an Irish bar where we spent the night dancing and singing and having fun with so many friendly strangers who just made us feel so welcomed. It wasn’t over the top & fancy like some of the amazing things we’ve been lucky to do, but it felt like a movie, and I’d love to do it again. 

Check out Lara’s blog – Adventures of A Mum & follow her on Twitter @mumadventures
I hope you have enjoyed reading my blog series on ‘Parents Night Out ‘ . Feel free to leave me some comments  or If you would like to take part then leave your e-mail address below.

Becci  X 

 

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11 Comments

  1. October 15, 2016 / 10:40 am

    I love love love this series!!! Wish I’d known about it before… I am a huge believer in promoting ‘parents nights out’!!! Super important after you have bambinos to retain your relationship and sanity! Would love to take part if you’ll have me!

    • The UnNatural Mother
      October 15, 2016 / 10:41 am

      The more the merrier !! Send me your email over 💋

  2. kate
    October 15, 2016 / 11:01 am

    Parents night out tonight!!! Food and drinks, but only the second proper child free activity in 11 months….needless to say I’m RATHER excited x liked this blog😉

    • The UnNatural Mother
      October 15, 2016 / 11:29 am

      Get yourself a picture taken and do the blog series !! You don’t have to be a blogger to feature 🙂

  3. October 16, 2016 / 8:25 pm

    I love jumpsuits and playsuits! Yours is a great find. Yep getting ready to go out is a challenge at times. Last week I posted a blog about 7 tips on getting ready for a mummy night out. I needed all of the tips I could find! #KCACOLS

  4. October 16, 2016 / 9:04 pm

    I love a good questions post! Really helps you, as the reader, to get to know the person behind the blog. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday

  5. October 18, 2016 / 8:05 am

    That New Years Eve sounds amazing! We went to San Diego once we had a day trip there off a cruise and we met this couple who were so healthy and vibrant and all they could talk about was how amazing San Diego is. I’d love to go back and expore it more thoroughly. #KCACOLS

  6. October 20, 2016 / 3:46 am

    I can’t stop thinking about a salted caramel espresso martini now! This is great 🙂 I would love to take part in parent’s night out 🙂 My email is:
    acoldcupofchloe@gmail.com

    Chloe x

  7. October 20, 2016 / 7:39 am

    My Mulbery is definitely the most expensive item in my wardrobe, but it’s worth every penny! Great post #KCACOLS

  8. October 21, 2016 / 5:14 pm

    Great interview I loved reading her answers and the new years eve night sounds great. I love that they have date days as opposed to just a few hours out must really be something to look forward too #kcacols

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