My Perfect Night In

I often get asked to write about lots of different topics, some are easy to write about, others a little more taxing. When I was recently asked by Sainsburys to describe what my perfect night in would be I knew that this one would be one that was easy to cover. I really didn’t need to think long and hard about this at all.

As much as I love my husband and my children, and of course I relish spending lots of quality time with them, I am going to be completely open and honest and tell you that my all-time perfect night in would be one spent with my amazingly awesome best friend. We always have the most incredible fun and it’s even better if the night in is at her house as she currently lives on her own – so to go and spend a night in at her house is pretty much as close to blissful as you’re going to get.


There are several important factors to our girly nights in. These are standard components and never change. Ever. Our perfect night in always consists of wine, cheese, crisps and chocolate.

And one other thing that is crucial to the night is a cheesy film, preferably one with some singing or dancing in it. This is perfect. I mean, it even has perfect in the title so it couldn’t be more perfect. I mean it’s true nothing makes a woman feel more like a girl than a man who sings like a boy.


The night usually ends at about 2am, after much giggling, watching of cat videos on YouTube and making spontaneous random internet purchases that we slowly remember and live to regret over cups of tea in the morning. Did I mention that these awesome nights in are also sleepovers?

Yes, it’s childish. Yes, it’s not sophisticated. But who cares? After a night in with my best friend laughing and putting the world to rights with crazy rants I feel happy, relaxed and rejuvenated. For one night and one night only, I’m not a mum and a wife. I don’t have work and school hassles. Nobody is expecting anything of me. I’m just me. Me at my most carefree and craziest and it feels so very good.

To me, that is an a great result from the perfect night in.

What would be yours?

Sainsburys would also love to hear about YOUR perfect night in and they’re currently running a competition where you could win a 40″ HDTV, £250 of Sainsbury’s vouchers and 10 DVDs. All you have to do is complete the form and tell them what your perfect night in involves. Why not head over to their website to tell them all about what would make your perfect night in and grab yourself the chance to win a fabulous prize?

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Disclosure: In return for promotion the Sainsburys competition I was sent some gift vouchers and DVDs. All words and opinions contained in this post are my own.

Image credit: Wine By Quinn Dombrowski (originally posted to Flickr as Wine) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

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