You know you’re getting old when….

Of all the things that surprised me the most when I had my children, it wasn’t the sleepless nights, the explosive nappies, nor the incessant crying that just never ends. It was the fact that being a parent ages you – dramatically!! And I don’t just mean visibly (although looking at my grey hair and the lines on my face then yes, that too!), I mean that it ages you as a person, your likes and dislikes, your fashion sense, your taste in music, even your hobbies.

You find yourself going from a young, care-free, Prosecco swilling, short skirt wearing, party animal, ball of fun into sitting on your couch on a Saturday night, wearing your fleece pyjamas (bought from Marks & Spencers, naturally!), with a blanket tucked over your legs so you don’t catch a chill, sucking on an Imperial Mint whilst watching random documentaries about the discovery of a rare form of algae, moaning about the price of petrol.

And before you know it, you have surpassed the point of turning into your parents, and you have become…..The Grandparents!!

I asked a group of bloggers about the Granny-esque things that they do since becoming a parent, and it was a comfort to know I’m not alone!

Knitting, crochet and sewing are definitely on my list – I took up learning them when pregnant with Lily as I wanted to make her a blanket and some baby things and it’s spiralled from there. I got an allotment plot last year too – it’s so satisfying growing your own! Also – is there anything better than getting in bed with a book and a cup of tea or a bit of afternoon Tipping Point?

Alex at Better Together Home

I totally have a hot chocolate & a hot water bottle when I go to bed and read my book!

Sarah at Whimsical mumblings

Once we’ve put Sophie to bed, we make dinner and sit down to watch Emmerdale together!

Emma at Sophie, Ella and me

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I love going to a garden centre for a day out! Literally, best places ever with a toddler!

Gemma at Life is Knutts

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Specifically looking for pubs where you can find a seat and the music isn’t too loud when you’re able to enjoy a rare night out!

Samantha at North East Family Fun

Your idea of a wild Friday night is spending it in IKEA: I’m not complaining at all, IKEA is heaven for us ‘oldies’.

Kirsty at Life with boys

Having a bath and making to bed before ten is a real treat now I’m a mum! In the past, if I was getting out of a bath just before ten it would be because I was going somewhere cool at 11!

Jenny at Accidental Hipster Mum

Going to bed at 8.30pm and playing scrabble in the evening – bring on the zimmerframe!

Talya at Motherhood the Real Deal

 

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I love taking a flask of coffee out with us on a day out!

Debbie at My Boys Club

Going for ‘a drive’ on a Sunday. We always did this as kids and now we do it with ours – sometimes just to see where we end up!

Gemma at Somewhere after the rainbow

Since I’ve become a parent, I’ve completely turned into my dad. Every time my son drops his T’s I tell him that this word has a T in it – blah blah yawn yawn! I honestly sound just like my dad did 30 years ago! I cringe every time I correct my son too!

Emma at Me & B Make Tea

I listen to the Archers on BBC Radio4 , while baking fruit cake , while wearing a pink frilly apron. Forget about turning into your my mum, I skipped a generation and have turned into my Granny.

Becci at The UnNatural Mother

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My underwear is now comfortable rather cute. Large knickers over something skimpy now!

Amy at Amy & Tots

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Choosing coats based upon the number and size of pockets and how waterproof/machine washable it is. I was very pleased when the parka became fashionable!

Samantha at Porridge & Parenting

I always wear a coat out lol. I never did when I was younger especially when going out clubbing or drinking!

Kerry at All about a mini Norris

When you google “comfy flat shoes” instead of high heels!

Beth at Twinderelmo

Taking a sensible bag out with me to fit everything in. Even on a night out to dinner I no longer own a clutch bag!!!

Laura at Dear Bear and Beany

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So the next time you find yourself enjoying an episode of The Antiques Roadshow, or getting excited over a game of Dominoes, just remember that it comes to us all eventually…..just for us parents, a little sooner than expected!

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124 Comments

  1. Jo
    January 17, 2017 / 7:58 pm

    I’m not a mum, but when I hit my 30s I was done with going out partying or being down the pub at weekends. I just wanted a quiet life, countryside walks, and evenings in. I’m nearly 37 and I much prefer staying cozy indoors than going out now!

    • Laura Dove
      January 18, 2017 / 6:10 pm

      I agree, I think you reach a point where you’d rather stay nice and warm and enjoy a hangover free Sunday! xx

  2. January 17, 2017 / 9:57 pm

    Haha I was beginning to not feel that old as I am out partying again this weekend – until I read the bit about the 3 day hangover!

    • Laura Dove
      January 18, 2017 / 6:08 pm

      Haha yes, I think the 3 day hangover comes to us all! xx

  3. January 17, 2017 / 10:51 pm

    Ha I have no regrets about my old lady ways. I love getting my PJ’s on and hibernating with my slippers on, blanket over my legs and a cuppa. Cosy perfection 😉

    Stevie x

    • Laura Dove
      January 18, 2017 / 6:07 pm

      Me too!! Infact I’m sat here in my dressing gown now, all ready for bed at 6pm! xx

  4. January 17, 2017 / 10:57 pm

    Great post and nice to know I’m not on my own. I own far to many comfy pjs, I told my bed I loved it the other day. And I’m sure on the rare occasions we go out music has gotten much louder than when I was younger!

    • Laura Dove
      January 18, 2017 / 6:07 pm

      Haha yes! My favourite place is my bed! And not for any other reason than sleep!!xxx

  5. January 18, 2017 / 7:53 am

    hahah those quotes are amazing lol I think having children is a great responsibility who changes everyone’s lifestyle, but that’s normal and it’s actually a positive change as long as you still have a healthy lifestyle… and I don’t have children but love naps too much! hahah x

    • Laura Dove
      January 18, 2017 / 6:06 pm

      Haha yes, any excuse for a nap! xx

  6. January 18, 2017 / 8:07 am

    lol so pleased we are all in this together – thanks so much for including me lovely xx

    • Laura Dove
      January 18, 2017 / 6:06 pm

      You’re very welcome. I love the thought of you tucked up in bed playing Scrabble! Hehe! xx

  7. January 18, 2017 / 8:54 am

    Ha, YES to the hangover being a 3 day event. I have to wipe out my diary if I know I’m gonna get a hangover! #bloggerclubuk

    • Laura Dove
      January 18, 2017 / 6:05 pm

      Me too!! I had one that lasted a WEEK after a recent wedding! I was considering A&E…hahah! xx

  8. January 18, 2017 / 9:05 am

    Cracking up at this! Emmerdale and 3 day hangovers – oh yeah, Hands Up!!! But I think we’re still pretty bloody awesome 😉 xxx #bloggerclubuk

    • Laura Dove
      January 18, 2017 / 6:04 pm

      We really are, even in our fleece pyjamas sipping Horlicks! xx

  9. January 18, 2017 / 10:07 am

    Hehe, I can relate to this post… I love Saturday nights watching TV!! and Sunday, Mondays, Wednesday, Friday. High light of my week is running club, Tuesday and Thursdays.

    We keep saying we are going to start going out more and doing fun things, trouble is it is so cold at the minute I would rather say inside and snuggle up 🙂

    • Laura Dove
      January 18, 2017 / 6:04 pm

      Me too! Or when the opportunity arises I’m too tired! xx

  10. Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons
    January 18, 2017 / 10:33 am

    I love love love a garden centre! And I love how it’s always filled with parents with young children and OAPs – there is no middle ground! The garden centres know their audience too – soft play for the kids and cheap lunches for the oldies! #bloggerclubuk

    • Laura Dove
      January 18, 2017 / 6:04 pm

      Haha yes!! I know nothing about plants but I’m all over the garden centre! xx

  11. January 18, 2017 / 11:17 am

    Hee hee hee what a great post and so pleased I am not alone in my turning into my mother. bloggerclubuk

    • Laura Dove
      January 18, 2017 / 5:46 pm

      Me too! Although I have turned into my Nan!! xx

  12. January 18, 2017 / 12:05 pm

    These are awesome! The coat out at all time! Yeppers 🙂

    #runjumpscrap

    • Laura Dove
      January 18, 2017 / 5:46 pm

      Haha me too! I used to go out half dressed, now I’m in thermals! xx

  13. January 18, 2017 / 1:48 pm

    I am so agreeing with all of these. I love a good trip to the garden centre, and haven’t worn heels in years

    • Laura Dove
      January 18, 2017 / 5:45 pm

      Me too! When I last wore heels I was like bambi on ice!! I live in my Uggs through the winter, my flip flops through the summer! xx

  14. January 18, 2017 / 4:20 pm

    Ha! Nice to know that I am not alone. Since I have had kids, I have aged drastically!
    #bloggerclubuk

    • Laura Dove
      January 18, 2017 / 5:45 pm

      I’m glad it’s not just me too! xx

  15. January 18, 2017 / 4:56 pm

    Haha the mint imperial comment made me chuckle – however I’m more partial to a Wethers Original! 😄 I love staying in these days – even better when it’s accompanied by an early night with a hot water bottle. Ah bliss! #bestandworst

    • Laura Dove
      January 18, 2017 / 5:45 pm

      Ooh Wethers originals, I love those too. And a hot water bottle – YES!! Usually with my electric blanket turned up to the max! xx

  16. January 18, 2017 / 5:42 pm

    These days I just about always have my hair up in a messy mom bun and I get cranky if I don’t watch the evening news. What has happened to me? #BloggerClubUK

    • Laura Dove
      January 18, 2017 / 5:44 pm

      Haha yep, I permanently have a messy bun!! We all turn into our parents eventually! xx

  17. January 18, 2017 / 5:47 pm

    Love this and so many are too true! I’m with Gemma, garden centres are the way forward with toddlers! Mia still loves an afternoon there! 🙂

    #sharewithme

  18. January 18, 2017 / 7:13 pm

    I totally agree with all of these! Since having Sophie I have turned into an old lady ! Going out in mini skirts and high heels in minus temperatures!! WHAT was I thinking?? Even the thought of it makes me shiver 🙂 xx

    • Laura Dove
      January 19, 2017 / 5:39 pm

      Hahah me too! I look at young girls now and want to offer them a cardigan! xx

    • Laura Dove
      January 19, 2017 / 5:38 pm

      Haha me too, whilst wearing my dressing gown…xx

  19. January 18, 2017 / 8:09 pm

    This really made me smile, I remember thinking listenning to Radio 4 was a sign of being old, now I do it quite often – eek! #SharewithMe

    • Laura Dove
      January 19, 2017 / 5:38 pm

      Haha yes, me too! Smooth FM too! xx

  20. January 18, 2017 / 8:22 pm

    Yes! A hangover for my mummy is a 3 day event. It’s just not worth drinking anymore!!

    • Laura Dove
      January 19, 2017 / 5:37 pm

      It really isn’t! There is nothing worse than a hangover with kids! xx

  21. January 18, 2017 / 8:44 pm

    It’s so saaaad isn’t it? I really fancy a night out when my youngest is a little older…well maybe until 10pm?? haha. I definitely think early nights and tea make me feel old. Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst x

    • Laura Dove
      January 19, 2017 / 5:37 pm

      Haha I had a night out with the girls last month and we didn’t go out until 11.15!!! I was horrified….and also hammered….cue the three day hangover! xx

  22. Jen
    January 18, 2017 / 9:32 pm

    I do find that being a parent has done something, unsure what, but something. I think it’s the me time that I lack the most.
    But looking back to when I was in my 20’s, childfree, some days I was that ball of fun, and some days my flat mate and I were curled up on the sofa, wrapped in a blanket, watching random stuff on TV. So for me, it’s not about age so much, it is about time. I don’t have enough of it.

    • Laura Dove
      January 19, 2017 / 5:36 pm

      You’re right, I would love to have a little more time but it’s all good fun – most of the time! xx

  23. January 18, 2017 / 9:41 pm

    Tell me about it.I have developed a phobia about not getting a hangover and could be in bed by 8 pm nearly every night.Have developed a passion for documentaries too!#BloggerClubUK

    • Laura Dove
      January 19, 2017 / 5:35 pm

      Haha me too!! I worry so much about the hangover that I can’t bring myself to drink more than a couple of glasses of wine. Wine hangovers are the WORST! x

    • Laura Dove
      January 19, 2017 / 5:35 pm

      You’re very welcome! I laughed at the clutch bag, I’m the same, and on the rare occasion when I’ve had to take a clutch bag I’ve had to take “supplies” in an additional bag to leave in the car! xx

  24. January 19, 2017 / 8:37 am

    Hehehe this had me laughing soooo much! I am ashamed to say that you have pretty much summed up my life in this post! Garden centres, IKEA, quiet pubs, bed by 10pm – all of it! Noooo! I really am old. When did this happen??? #BrillBlogPosts

    • Laura Dove
      January 19, 2017 / 5:33 pm

      Hahah yes! I still like to think that I’m down with the kids (although just by using that phrase I realise that I am SO not!), I’m going to embrace my inner granny! xx

    • Laura Dove
      January 19, 2017 / 5:32 pm

      I’m glad it’s not just me, orthapeidic beds and all! Hehe. xxx

  25. Mackenzie Glanville
    January 19, 2017 / 9:32 am

    what a brilliant idea for a post, so funny!! Steve and I l,love to just relax with a cup of tea when the kids are finally in bed, but one always gets out so it is so hard to unwind. Oh and I agree Garden Centres are great with kids #stayclassymama

    • Laura Dove
      January 19, 2017 / 5:32 pm

      I don’t drink tea or coffee but I do love a hot chocolate! I’m definitely 36 going on 90! xx

  26. January 19, 2017 / 10:53 am

    Love it! I’ve been mulling an ageing post for a while. For me the realisation was that undergarments now cost more than a pair of jeans. Think corsetry…

    • Laura Dove
      January 19, 2017 / 5:31 pm

      Haha that’s so funny! And so true! xx

  27. January 19, 2017 / 11:53 am

    Haha I love it. I’m definitely 26 going on 66. Love a good nap, my favourite treats are a hot chocolate and some short bread and playing a board game is the height of entertainment!! It’s good to embrace these things though, right? #StayClassyMama

    • Laura Dove
      January 19, 2017 / 5:31 pm

      Who doesn’t love a game of scrabble? I live in my dressing gown, I just swap it for my coat if I’m going out! xx

  28. January 19, 2017 / 6:02 pm

    This is so me – I would rather out my feet up and watch the TV than go out

    • Laura Dove
      January 20, 2017 / 12:05 pm

      Oh me too, I can’t be bothered having to brush my hair! Dressing gown on, tv, all the food, done! xx

  29. January 19, 2017 / 6:41 pm

    im in totally agreement with about 95% of these!!
    i carry an extra bag to fit everything else in just incase i need it such as tissues… who carries tissues other than old ladies???
    im glad im not the only one who aged about twenty years since parenthood! #sharewithme

    • Laura Dove
      January 20, 2017 / 12:04 pm

      Haha at least you haven’t got to a point where you put a hanky up your sleeve. That’s when you’ve really crossed the line! xx

  30. January 19, 2017 / 10:53 pm

    I am not a mum yet and I haven’t reached the point when I want a quiet life even though I am noticing that I am changing. Your post scares me, I understand that the change is natural but I also don’t want it to happen.

    • Laura Dove
      January 20, 2017 / 12:03 pm

      Haha don’t be scared, I still have moments where I go crazy, they are just few and far between! xx

  31. January 20, 2017 / 3:09 am

    My life has changed a ton after having kids too. No more playing video games all night. I am lucky if I can make it until 10 without passing out.

    • Laura Dove
      January 20, 2017 / 12:02 pm

      Me too! I’m nodding off through the ten o’clock news! xx

  32. January 20, 2017 / 3:10 am

    I forgot to add #stayclassymama

  33. January 20, 2017 / 9:18 am

    I tell myself that staying in is the new going out and that it’s the thing to do. Deep down, I know the truth (and I don’t care :)) Alison x #FridayFrolics

    • Laura Dove
      January 20, 2017 / 12:02 pm

      Haha me either, we have the last laugh on sunday mornings without a hangover! xx

  34. January 20, 2017 / 10:58 am

    Haha, these are all soooo true. Last weekend I was very excited because White Company had a sale……I was very happy when I managed to pick up a pair of reduced pjs and slippers. As soon I got home I put them and it wasn’t even 5pm. I also have a fondness for Radio 2 now. Argggh. I blame the kids! #FridayFrolics

    • Laura Dove
      January 20, 2017 / 12:02 pm

      Haha yes, I get super excited for pyjamas too. My kids have even noticed, Eva said to me earlier, what do you want for your birthday mummy? Just lots of new pyjamas? Haha! xx

  35. January 20, 2017 / 12:19 pm

    Ha ha so true! I recently arranged a last minute coffee with a couple of my mummy pals – IN THE LOCAL GARDEN CENTRE- what have we become ??! 🙂 #TheList

    • Laura Dove
      January 20, 2017 / 6:13 pm

      Hahaha I know, goodbye wine bars, hello GARDEN CENTRES???!

  36. January 20, 2017 / 4:04 pm

    I always feel old when I go out drinking (not every weekend like I used to lol) and realise that the majority of the place is underage and I feel like I’m in a schoolyard haha
    Thanks for linking up to #BloggerClubUK 🙂
    Debbie

    • Laura Dove
      January 20, 2017 / 6:10 pm

      Haha yes! I always feel like I have become THAT person who I used to look at when I was 16 (and leathered) and wonder who let the old woman in!! xx

  37. January 20, 2017 / 4:48 pm

    Haha this made me laugh. I do so many of these things. We have a day out at a garden centre planned for this weekend lol. X

    • Laura Dove
      January 20, 2017 / 6:09 pm

      Haha when did a garden centre become a day out? It’s madness isn’t it? Remember when you were younger and you used to moan about having to go there? Can’t keep away from the place now! xx

  38. January 20, 2017 / 11:59 pm

    There’s a LOT I can say about this but totally agree with the meme around partying whilst I’m at home relaxing haha. We went clubbing for the first time in years, a couple of weeks ago and we were 10 years older than the youngsters we went out with… and I’m only turning 27 next month… EEK.

    • Laura Dove
      January 21, 2017 / 5:36 pm

      Oh wow that’s scary, I’d be 20 years older! How depressing!! I often look at kids in clubs and think, “I could be your mother!!”. xx

  39. January 21, 2017 / 7:23 am

    Brilliant, and unfortunately very very true. I’m always under a blanket (I am right now actually, and I just finished a nice cup of tea). I also hate pubs where the music is too loud (on the rare occasions we actually go out), and spend most evenings crocheting!
    #FabFridayPost

    • Laura Dove
      January 21, 2017 / 5:34 pm

      Haha welcome to my world! xxx

  40. January 21, 2017 / 1:52 pm

    LMAO! These are great and a reminder that I’m no spring chicken myself. (The fact that I just said I’m no spring chicken is alarming in itself.)

    You know you’re old when going out seems like a punishment rather than fun. When your medicine cabinet is littered with blood pressure meds and fiber supplements. When your heating pad has a name and 10 pm is “so late.”

    Off to do geriatric morning things now…lol.

    #stayclassymama

    • Laura Dove
      January 21, 2017 / 5:32 pm

      Hahah your comment made me laugh out loud. When I was thinking of a title for this post my husband suggested “From groovy to granny!” and I told him that the fact he had used the word “groovy” was proof that he was getting old too!! xx

  41. January 21, 2017 / 2:28 pm

    This made me laugh, I feel so old since having my little two. I have the grey hairs to prove it too xx

    • Laura Dove
      January 21, 2017 / 5:30 pm

      Oh me too! I have a full on streak!! xx

  42. January 21, 2017 / 6:15 pm

    Haha! Reading these really made me chuckle and I could relate to pretty much all of them! Only yesterday my OH mentioned how much parenting ages us. #fabfridaypost

    • Laura Dove
      January 22, 2017 / 11:06 am

      I know! My husband bought his first dressing gown last year, it’s hilarious how things change! xx

  43. January 21, 2017 / 7:35 pm

    Haha love these, Im definately in my pjs on a Saturday night x

    • Laura Dove
      January 22, 2017 / 11:04 am

      I’m planning no staying in mine all day today too! xx

  44. January 21, 2017 / 8:05 pm

    Oh man, I’m so old. I like nothing more than a cozy night in with pajamas and a nice cup of tea – just as well, since I don’t get out much these days! #stayclassymama

    • Laura Dove
      January 22, 2017 / 11:03 am

      Haha me too, I’ve got five nights out planned in a row from February, I’m having sleepless nights worrying about it! xx

  45. January 21, 2017 / 8:47 pm

    The joys of Midsomer Murders whilst sipping a hot chocolate. 🙂 This did make me laugh as it’s too true. #fabfridaypost

    • Laura Dove
      January 22, 2017 / 11:02 am

      Hahah my best friend is OBSESSED with Midsomer Murders!!! xx

  46. January 21, 2017 / 10:37 pm

    Felt quite depressed reading all these comments but that is probably because I did the same BUT there is light at the end of the tunnel when the kids hit secondary school and you start having a life again! So hang in there ladies, you will feel alive again! \BloggerClubUK

    • Laura Dove
      January 22, 2017 / 11:01 am

      Haha that’s always good to know! I’ve only got ten years to go, and by then I’ll have a 12, 13, 14 and 22 year old! I’ll be tagging along with my eldest on nights out! xx

  47. January 22, 2017 / 9:20 am

    Love this! And garden centres definitely make great days out now!! #thelistlinky

    • Laura Dove
      January 22, 2017 / 10:57 am

      They really do, what have our lives become? xx

    • Laura Dove
      January 23, 2017 / 9:30 am

      Hahah good for you! We are sooooooo old! xx

  48. January 22, 2017 / 9:39 pm

    We’re all in our PJs by 7pm every night along with the kids! Rock n roll eh? We also love a good outing to the garden centre. It has fish! It’s a full day out! lol. #stayclassymama

    • Laura Dove
      January 23, 2017 / 9:30 am

      Haha yes!! The fish! That’s so funny, it’s almost like a free aquarium! xx

  49. January 23, 2017 / 12:14 am

    I realized I was old when the thought of going out on New Year’s Eve and watching the ball drop at midnight sounded like torture instead of a party!
    #FridayFrolics

    • Laura Dove
      January 23, 2017 / 9:29 am

      Haha yes!! Although this New Years Eve we actually went out OUT and only crawled in at 4am!! It took me two weeks to recover but still…..!! xx

  50. January 23, 2017 / 1:12 pm

    Lol – yes me all over Very funny. I find myself avoiding bright lights and big cities all the time. Thanks for linking to #sharewithme

    • Laura Dove
      January 23, 2017 / 4:03 pm

      Haha I’m glad it’s not just me! xx

  51. January 23, 2017 / 11:04 pm

    Lol. I also wrote a post a while back on this topic. Being a National Trust member was on my list.

    The coat thing makes me laugh – I was like that years ago. My friends would take me clothes shopping with them so I’d check for washability and creasing for them #thelist

    • Laura Dove
      January 24, 2017 / 9:57 am

      Hahaha that’s so funny!! It’s crazy how things change! xx

  52. January 24, 2017 / 2:30 pm

    The flask and the garden centre. YES! I must admit I still go to bed craaaaaazy late but I did the ultimate old person thing last Saturday and turned down the only invite I’d had in weeks (to an awesome birthday bash) because I just couldn’t be bothered to find a hat for the fancy dress aspect or get dressed up and actually get off the sofa. I actually CHOSE to stay home and watch a film with the kids. #depressing Love the ecards memes. Too good #bloggerclubuk

    • Laura Dove
      January 24, 2017 / 4:45 pm

      Haha who doesn’t love a garden centre? I sometimes pray for plans to be cancelled so I don’t have to go out, I have four nights out in a month over the next few weeks and I am dreading it!! I’m already trying to think of ways to get out of it! What the hell has happened to the girl who went out four nights in a WEEK!?! xx

  53. January 24, 2017 / 2:44 pm

    I did started knitting – then I gave up! lol! Thanks for linking up with #FabFridayPost Laura xx

    • Laura Dove
      January 24, 2017 / 4:43 pm

      I used to love to cross stitch! It’s actually very therapeutic doing something like that! xx

  54. January 24, 2017 / 4:43 pm

    Totally agree. I have been going out sooooo much less than I used to (which is an obvious one but for me this is a really big deal haha)! You made me laugh with this post because I can totally relate to covering up with a blanket just in case I get a chill : ). Love all of the comments from other bloggers too, I always bring a coffee flask out on the weekend (I’m addicted!). Thanks for sharing with #stayclassymama!

  55. January 24, 2017 / 11:53 pm

    Oh dear, these are all brilliant and so true! (she says sitting on the sofa in her cosy dressing gown and PJs – from M&S of course, lol! – and with socks on so as not to catch a chill) 😉 I’ve been saying it for the past few years that you know you’re getting old when you start shopping at M&S 🙂 xx #FabFridayPost

    • Laura Dove
      January 25, 2017 / 9:30 am

      Haha yes!! M&S really is the point where I think you’ve crossed the line into old age!! Glad it’s not just me! xx

  56. January 27, 2017 / 8:05 pm

    I love a good garden centre!! Bath and bed before 10 otherwise I’m a walking zombie after the night time calls from the gremlins! shit I’m boring!!

    #BloggerClubUK

    • Laura Dove
      January 29, 2017 / 9:30 pm

      Haha me too! Join the club! xx

  57. January 30, 2017 / 2:14 pm

    Ha ha ha! I’m sorry though, I have to buck the trend. I don’t drink often now, but when I do I don’t get hangovers, they just don’t happen anymore…might be an after 50 thing though! #MMBC

    • Laura Dove
      January 30, 2017 / 2:27 pm

      Oh I am so jealous!! I get hangovers that last for days!!!!

  58. Tereza
    January 31, 2017 / 3:49 pm

    Hahaha this is such a great post! When a hangover is a 3 day event – that’s actually me. Last time I had a hangover must have been over a year ago and it took a week to recover fully. I have not had a glass since haha!

    • Laura Dove
      February 1, 2017 / 9:30 am

      Haha and me! I’m away on a hen weekend from Friday and I’m panicking about how I will survive the hangover next week! xx

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