love you to the jamun and back!

A big night out can mean different things to different people. Last nights big night out for me was going to a restaurant, nothing major you may think, but this particular restaurant is 80 miles from our home, a 160 mile round trip. 

It possibly sounds a little crazy to drive that far but its the best Indian food we've ever tasted, so we trek all the way over to Madhu's in Southall a couple of times a year. Its worth the journey for the puddings alone!

But shlepping all the way over there does come with its issues, more so on the way home granted. I wore my old faithful skinny jeans, I just really like the easiness. Dressed up or down they look great, and more to the point feel great, but they do come with their limitations - big meals and skinny jeans are not good bed fellows. That's not to say its not do-able, you just need to give it a little more thought than the bagless do, even they struggle with that combo!

Top from Dorothy Perkins, Jeans - Eden jeggings from Dorothy Perkins , Shoes - nude Agnes by Jimmy Choo

Top from Dorothy Perkins, Jeans - Eden jeggings from Dorothy Perkins , Shoes - nude Agnes by Jimmy Choo

In the car on the way there I generally have my bag over the waistband of my jeans, the last thing I want is for the bag to leak en route. I just have to hope that it doesn't fill with wind before we even get to the restaurant, not the worst thing that can happen I grant you but it does make it a little trickier to get back into my skinny jeans. All was well last night though so I arrived as I had left home, which was great because it meant maximum room for eating - and boy did I need it!

The food is out of this world and more traditional than Indian restaurants locally, and as its such an infrequent trip I make the most of it (that's code for I'm an utter glutton and can't eat in moderation!).

Thankfully my bag held up during the meal, which was delicious as expected. The starters and the desserts are my biggest weakness and it was only in the car on the way home that it became slightly problematic, my stoma held up just fine as it happens but I'd eaten so much that it caused the pain in my hernia to flare up (I don't think I'm alone in having an incisional hernia , any sort of abdominal surgery can leave you pretty susceptible to it.) It doesn't cause me too much trouble, or at least that's what I tell myself as I'm too big a coward to go get it repaired!  :) .Once I got home I was able to lay flat and relax the hernia back in, no harm done and it was totally worth it.

My new plan of action for next time and yes I'm bound to do it again (I know, pigeons learn faster than me right! ha ha) is to take all needed items should I need a bag change PLUS wear a loose fitting skirt or at least take one to change in to for the journey home!

After a marathon meal I still can't choose between my fave desserts so I had both! Gulab Jamun and Kheer. What can I tell you, I'm a piggy and as the great Oscar wilde said "everything in moderation, including moderation".

After a marathon meal I still can't choose between my fave desserts so I had both! Gulab Jamun and Kheer.

What can I tell you, I'm a piggy and as the great Oscar wilde said "everything in moderation, including moderation".