Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Wining not Whining.

If you follow me on Instagram you will quite often see that my picture feed is full of various alcoholic beverage's that are being enjoyed! The last picture that posted I felt that I had to justify that we are not always boozing (honest!), simply that we both enjoy a tipple or two. 

Myself and my husband have always enjoyed chilling out over a glass of wine on an evening, it's one of the BEST things of a day once the little'un's are tucked up in bed. As many of you are well aware having children can be really quite stressful, obviously we have some great days but mixed in between are the hard days, the days where you want to lock yourself into the bathroom and hide! It's days like this that I start watching the clock waiting for bedtime to roll around so that I can crack open the bottle of Shiraz that is there, staring at me, just waiting to be opened and enjoyed. Delicious. As I was saying a good glass of red wine is quite a good treat at the end of “some” days so, even when if I shop online I can check if there is a bottle that would be the right one to have at home, instead other time I like to try something new and so I look for some tips or inspiration so if I want something new I found that the little description that I find on the Tesco wine page can give me some ideas to try something new.

I think it's such a a lovely thing to do on a Saturday night, curling up on the sofa with my husband, chilling out and watching a film, we manage to enjoy a few hours of blissful peace before the carnage all starts again the next day. Obviously I wouldn't change it for the world but evenings in this house are something to be cherished without children and once they're both in bed it is definitely designated adult time!

When I was pregnant I found it really hard to give up my couple of glasses of wine on a Saturday night, the second time round was much harder than the first for as I actually found myself craving wine (how bizarre!). I have to be honest I didn't totally cut it out but did only have the rare odd glass, it is personal choice at the end of the day and I felt I was sensible with my choices. Last year when I was in the early stages of pregnancy we had booked a cheeky little holiday to France and it was devastating to not be able to enjoy the usual glass of vino with dinner, I had to watch my husband drink some lovely wine while I stuck to lemonade (note to self next time don't fall pregnant near a holiday, ha!).

So I find myself thinking that it is much better to spend my evenings 'wining' rather than 'whining' it makes things so much more enjoyable! 

What is your favourite way to unwind? 


  1. I only usually drink on a Friday and Saturday evening.....During the school holidays it's a whole different story. I do enjoy a glass of wine most nights not every night though. It's not like I'm downing a bottle every night. lol

    1. Haha, no?? I suspect I will feel like downing a whole bottle on school hols haha X


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