I have been absent from blogging this weekend, so £2 in the pot for Unicef. Friday night I went out with some fellow Mums and realised how much of a lightweight I am compared to the others. It was difficult to keep track as my glass kept getting re-filled but it was around 4 glasses of red. For me thats a drinking marathon. Why is it that despite making the same mistake throughout your life, you dont finally learn as you get older? I woke up on Saturday morning and felt like s***. Whereas in my late teens and twenties, I would just lie-in and wait for the symptoms to pass, as a Mum its up at 7 and the usual dash round the house and hurrying out the door for reasons according to what day of the week it is. By the time I dropped my daughter off at Theatre school and walked the dogs in the rain, I was ready to lie down in a darkened room, the closest I could get was leaning over a very large americano while baby boy let rip in soft play.
Saturday night my mum babysat so hubby and I could go out. Armed with Tesco clubcard voucher print-outs, we had a meal and watched a film for the grand total of £18. The waiters saw us coming a mile off, no doubt thinking ‘well wave goodbye to a tip from those two skinflints’.
Gone Girl was the film. A surprisingly funny thriller, which, at times, had the whole audience laughing. It was macabre and funny and well worth the trip out.
Its worth saying that this blog has so far raised £164. Not bad for a series of ramblings from an average Mum. Unicef helps protect children in crisis worldwide. At the moment there seems to be too many crises, the 250000 children starving in South Sudan and the children suffering conflict in Syria, the scale of the famine, lack of shelter, safety and healthcare is crazy in a society that has supposedly progressed over the centuries. Which is why organisations such as Unicef are so crucial. If you want to find out how you could contribute visit Unicef.
Thanks for reading.