Thursday, 9 May 2013

A Night Out With The Girls

A few weeks ago I had a night out with the girls, well really it was a weekend out with the girls.We met up on Saturday morning in a very sunny Nottingham, spent the day together, booked into a hotel and then in the evening went out on the town. It's not something we do very often as we all live in different parts of the country, but we have been friends on-line for many years.


On our night out we went for a meal, after much deliberation we ended up in Pizza Express, then on to the bars. We had cocktails in an Eerie pub, which was supposed to have been scary, but I was disappointed with it's eeriness, there were no demons or vampires and the only spirits were the ones behind the bar.
At the end of the evening we found ourselves in a church. No seriously! The Pitcher and Piano used to be a church before it was turned into a bar, it still looks very much like a church, if you can imagine a packed out church with people drinking alcohol and dancing to loud music.

Me and my friend on our night out


I think as you get older a night out with the girls is one of those rare events. Often with children to look after it's difficult to muster up the energy for a night on the town with friends. I do think it's something that should be done occasionally though. I can meet friends at playgroups or the park, but nothing beats a good night of fun, laughter and even a little alcohol.


Another option is a night in with the girls. This survey by Ladbrokes Bingo shows that nearly 70% of the ladies surveyed preferred a night in with the girls than a night out on the town. The reasons given were cost, it was cheaper to stay in, not having to queue for drinks and no chance of bumping into your ex. What about no queues for the toilet? I think that would be top on my list. So less women are dressing up and painting the town red, preferring to stay home and gossip with the girls instead. Well, apart from my home town  Birmingham where it falls to 58% preferring a night in to a night out.


I have to admit, although I loved my night out with the girls, the most fun was had during the day time, and back at the hotel afterwards. At least you could actually hear each other speak, and kick of those heels that might look gorgeous but boy do they make your feet sore! Another pet hate of mine also mentioned in the survey was queuing for drinks, does anyone actually enjoy that part of the evening? Squished up the bar amongst a load of strangers getting drinks spilled over you, I don't mind paying for a round if you go and fetch it.


So, what do you prefer, a night in with the girls, or a night out? My Birmingham girl friends are off out on Friday night if you fancy coming.



This post has been published in association with Ladbrokes Bingo.





8 comments:

  1. It was a good weekend and so nice to finally meet as we had been chatting to for years.....here's to the next girls night out Caroline x

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    1. It was lovely to meet you for the first time Caroline and only just over 4 weeks until we meet again :) xx

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  2. I'll take what I can get these days! The POD Father and I went to a 40th birthday last week though. We did a spot of bowling, it was great fun :)

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    1. Charly, I've had quite an unusually active social life recently, it's fun, but I love the comfort of my sofa and the tv/laptop so much, I don't really mind if the invites dry up :)

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  3. Congratulations of a successful escape from the family. Planning on doing more of this here too.

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  4. we always go into the Pitcher and Piano when i go into Notts (i live 20 mins from there) i love it in there :-) x

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  5. Oh I hate queuing for drinks, but I still love a good night out with music, dancing, and definitely a little alcohol!

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  6. I think a night in is fab - it means no one getting a cab, everyone can drink and sleep over, its cheaper (plus we have a karaoke machine!!). Sounds like you had a fab time :). Thanks for linking to PoCoLo lovely xx

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