Friday, 18 February 2011

an evening out is all it takes

So many of my friends' husbands/partners have been travelling non-stop with work in January and February, my Huzz included.  Home alone for us Mamas, with the kiddos for days (sometimes weeks) on end can take its toll after a while.  When you wake at 7am and see the day stretching before you and know they'll hardly be a moment of quiet or just sitting still time - it can feel a little daunting, especially at the weekends.

One evening out, babysitter in charge at home, no 'mama' this 'mama' that, is often all it takes to feel the balance again.  A couple of glasses of red, a lovely cheese board, bread, tapenade, and the world seems a friendly place.

That was my evening yesterday. Instead of opening the MacBook and blog surfing or Facebooking for hours on end, or reading until my head is dropping and going to bed much later than really needed.  Nails were painted in Chanel 'Particuliere', my highest heels, my favourite black suede trench coat, and my lovely Swarovski black ring were all put on and I was out the door without barely a backwards glance, and off into town on my bike (this is Holland you know!).  A small group of us, in need of an evening out of the house, met at a new bar / restaurant in town and talked, and ate, and laughed and enjoyed just being 'out'.


And now I'm ready to face the weekend ahead.  Wishing you a good one.


  1. Great to hear, loving your nailpolish.

    One of the things that I love about blogging is the insights that it gives us into the way other people live - I can't imagine getting dressed to the nines in killer heels then popping on my bike - it's a great image.

    Hoping the rest of your weekend is fantastic,

    Felicity x

  2. Yes it is very good, a little treat:going out from times to times in the evening...and let the kids at home...!! Beautiful nail-polish!

  3. Oh that sounds wonderful. I'm in desperate need of one of those myself. I can't do a little outing at the moment so I might just go and paint my nails and put some heels on just to feel a little bit special! Wishing you a great weekend too.
    Alison x

  4. Hi Victoria - you describe that uniquely 'mother' thing of being left home alone with kids. Even when I leave him home alone with them, it's a rarity and he can spend the time doing novel outings. I think for us Mums, as the primary carers, we can't live that way day to day so we have to make the best of it. And you are so right, it does get you down so a night out is a much needed break! Lou x

  5. I am so happy you took the time out to take care of you, Victoria. You have a lot on your plate. Thinking of you.
    Happy Weekend!

  6. I know what you are talking about, I did the exact same thing last Friday. Report to follow suit.

  7. ooh, lovely nail polish color! :) I love Chanel nail polish- it lasts forever!

  8. That sounds perfect. I was out on Friday too and it was like a recharge as well.


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