Bank Holiday without the little one! - Derby Days Out Blog
31st August 2015

Yes yes yes, we are a family orientated events website but even we enjoy a weekend without the child sometimes!

So Lola was lucky enough to be taken to Wales for the weekend to enjoy a few days of hoiliday clubs, prizes, treats from the (best ever) Grandparents and not being moaned at by Mum & Dad.

Away from family time myself and Nat have a few passions (in no particular order) football, gym, eating and going out to a few bars … this blog gives my run through of our weekend’s activities and a few of our favourite Derby bars.

Friday afternoon; gym time. 3 rounds of circuits and 2 rounds of ab work; a tough but enjoyable 45 minutes in the gym before we start on the beers. Pre night drinks consist of champagne (won through work I might add), pina colada’s, vodka & coke. Tonight’s first stop was a meal for 2 at Cucina’s on Green Lane. This was 3 courses of the most delicious food I’ve ever eaten and at £80 for 3 courses each and 2 bottles of wine it was a brilliant start to the night. The rest of Friday evening consisted of Revolution de Cuba, The Distillery and Fat Cats. We love cocktails and no other in Derby match up to de Cuba’s range and taste.

Saturday morning; rough. Was supposed to be at a Body Attack class but a homemade fry-up before the lunchtime kick-off was as tough as the morning got. 12:05pm DCFC v Leeds United. Another disappointing match as the Rams go into the international break without a win in any competition. Onto The Merlin for a couple of post-match beers and a moan about football! Nap. Woke up to a win on the betting with West Ham beating Liverpool, a good start to the evening. Taxi drops us off at the Thomas Leaper for a swift one then a walk round to the newly refurbished The Old Bell Inn where we played Guess Who (I won 2-1 with the winner choosing where we ate tonight). The Old Bell seems to have been given a new lease of life with a range of real ales and spirits; a good mix of young and old seemed to be having a good night. We nipped into Blackfriar’s Yard for one before heading across the road to Brooklyn Social. I’d never been in there before but the food was amazing but the cocktails were spectacular!! These definitely gave de Cuba a run for its money. We ended the night with a dance, cocktails and party hats in the ever reliable de Cuba.

Sunday morning; fresh as a daisy despite the heavy night! We asked our lovely friends on Facebook if you knew any dog friendly pubs in Derbyshire and Natalie Carroll responded with a suggested of The Dragon in Willington. What a suggestion it was!! We had a 2 hour walk along the canal and to the Mercia Marina followed by Sunday lunch in The Dragon (spot on) along with watching the first half of Southampton v Norwich. Sunday afternoon we worked on the website and had dinner and cocktails in (bet you can’t guess) Revolution de Cuba!!!

Monday morning; snoozed until 10:30am and picked Lola up.

Ready for a few dry weeks!

Have a good week everyone.


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