Not Going Out

22 November 2014

In my prime, I used to love going out. It was 'the thing' to go out on school nights, usually Thursday's and Sunday's (classic Sugar Hut nights before it was taken over by the awful TOWIE), and everyone would crawl into class the next day looking worse for wear but feeling pretty proud of themselves that they made it. University was no different. I met some of my closest friends in the toilets of a club, hugging each other in a tipsy state and proclaiming that 'Omg this is our songgggg' to whatever song was on next. It was a classy affair.

However, as I've grown up, I've stopped going out so much. Hell, you wouldn't find me in a club nowadays unless it was for a particular event I suppose. I've always been more of a 'let's go to a nice bar and drink champagne girl and have a chat' rather than noisy places and drink WKDs, so it's only natural that to me, staying in on a Friday or Saturday night is the best option.

My recipe for the best night in

1 tidy home - I can't relax until everything is looking lovely and in its place. Then my mind can unwind.

2 candles - Candles set the mood and give the place a night atmosphere. Plus they smell damn good. I've been burning one that Steph bought me recently and it's delicious.

A dash or two of alcohol - I say a dash as this is up to the person and if they fancy a drink. Being me, I will always have a nice glass of wine to hand, and remember, life is too short to drink cheap wine. Hell, go all out and drink the champagne. You don't need a reason to drink it. Just do it!

A handful of fairy lights - In my house, you can expect a lot of fairy lights. It's just pretty and lovely and happy!

1 takeaway - What diet?

2 films - Kick your feet back and watch some of your favourite films that make you feel cosy. Last night I watched The Muppets Christmas Carol. Don't judge's less than 5 weeks to go people.

A sprinkling of naughtiness - Interpret this to be how you want. As 'I'm A Celeb' is currently on, last night Gemma and I decided to do our own pretend bushtucker trials with our Chinese takeaway. I won't go into many details but it involved some sweet and sour chicken balls.

To me, not going out is the new going out. Personally, I would rather feel comfy and cosy at home be it on my own or with friends. You can still have just as much fun and there's something very nice about celebrating the weekend by just chilling out, reading blogs and watching tv.

If you haven't had a 'great night in' in a while, I highly recommend this recipe.

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  1. I'm exactly the same, I love a good night in :-) x


  2. I completely agree! I went out for the first time in a loooong time a few weeks back and I hated it - I hated the type of people that were out, I hated the drunk 'men' trying to chat us up, I hated the music.. everything! I completely agree with you, a nice classy bar and a cocktail/champagne any day.. either that or stay in! x

  3. I have never been the going out kind because a night at home is better than any club! Oh and The Muppets Christmas Carol is a must! No judgements from here! 😄

  4. I have to agree with you there! I love a good night in! I hate hangovers and sleeping half the day after a night out, and I do love a good relaxing night in! Got to love fairy lights and candles!! I would add chocolate, or cake to your list. Got to add something naughty :D
    Maria's Adventures

  5. Although I really miss the girlie time getting ready and the excuse to go all out with smokey make up, I don't miss the hangovers and wasted tomorrows. Staying in is definitely the way forward...I just wish I wasn't such a sleepy person and could stay up a little later!

    - Lorna at Scared Toast x

  6. I am absolutely the same! I'd much rather have a night on the couch with a movie and a takeaway!


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