28 May 2013

Cocktails and Giggles

It’s my mum’s birthday in just over a week. 

My mum has never been for a night out in the city and has never had a cocktail (not counting the watered down kind that you get from dodgy Spanish bars).  Given that she is turning 73 this time (shush, don’t tell her I told you) I decided that it was high time to remedy that.

Now my mum and I are quite similar in that we are both daft as a brush, we giggle at the drop of a hat and we both enjoy good food, good times and a drop of something to put a sparkle in your eye.

I booked a night in the +Premier Inn in Manchester for the Bank Holiday Monday and arranged for us to attend Jamie Oliver’s Italian followed by a few cocktails to end the night with a bang.

There were many many giggles (including when my mum managed to break her glasses, forcing her to use one of them like a monocle in order to read the menu), the food at Jamie Oliver’s was amazing and we found one more thing in common that night, a love of a Cosmopolitan cocktail.

Here are some photos from the trip.

Top from +Next 
Travelling with no makeup on, a first!

Excited to start our night out

My gorgeous mum

Like mother like daughter

Cocktail fueled expression!

Dress from +Simply Be My mum's jacket is from George at Asda

Home after a brilliant night, and no hangovers!

Have you planned any trips recently?


  1. Fantastic you both look amazing and I can't believe your mum is about to turn 73! xx

  2. How fab does your Mum look? The jacket she's wearing is lovely and I love your floral dress too. Hubby and I are off to Chester this weekend for our wedding anniversary.

  3. I always thought you were beautiful, but WOW - look at you with no make up!! (I'm super jealous!!) You look great in trousers, and you can see the similarity between your Mum and you. I think you can be very grateful for some fantastic genes you have inherited from her - you'd never believe she was in her 70's! x

  4. Your mum looks nowhere near that age and unless you told me you had no make up on I wouldn't have guessed! x x

  5. Your both are looking lovely, hun. <3



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