Friday

Joy Of Missing Out

So we have all heard of FOMO right?! The fear of missing out. I very much had this when I was at uni. I spent so many nights sewing away and greeting my housemates in the early hours of the morning after their night out and feeling so down I couldn't go out that I often ditched my uni work. I hated that they always had a fun event to go to our huge house party and I always had so much uni work to do.
Well, now I'm all partied out and have bills to pay I love missing out. Sorry girls, it's true- I am least likely going to say yes to a night of dancing and wine than I am to a night in at yours with cheese, mocktails and 90s music videos. (When can this happen again Amy?!).

I have teamed up with Ladbrokes Bingo to take part in their #JOMO challenge. That's right- 'JOY of missing out'. When I was asked to take part I couldn't think of a more apt challenge for me. I took my homebird butt to the stores and filled my basket up with delicious cakes, pretty biscuits, scones and clotted cream, tea and pink lemonade. I hosted a small 'coffee table tea party' and invited my mother and one of my sisters over for a wedding catch up and bridal shower meeting!
No tea party is complete without pretty tea cups and macarons... we nibbled on parisian biscuits and earl grey tea cupcakes, scones with jam and clotted cream, battenburg biscuits and numerous pots of tea. I did suggest a pyjama party but mother claimed she wouldn't be able to get dressed to drive back home so we decided against it on this occasion!
Whilst sipping our teas we discussed wedding day details (only 7 weeks away! Eek.) and potential seating plans. But more excitingly we discussed my bridal party in Paris next weekend.
My bridal party will be much of the same thing... why waste pennies on getting drunk, losing a shoe (& the memory of the whole night), flashing sashes and greasy early morning food- when you can gallivant around Paris, nibbling on macarons and Amorino floral ice creams, french pastries and stunning floral garden gazing instead?!
Gone are the days when we used to spend way too much money on alcohol that didn't stay in our system for too long, taxis home and a weekend in bed feeling ill and regretful. The morning after spent frantically searching yours and your friend's facebook profiles to see what photographs you had been tagged in or to remind yourself of what actually happened between the moment you left the club and the moment you woke up miraculously in your bed successfully wearing your pyjamas.
I cannot even imagine myself doing that ever again to be honest! Give me clean sheets, a new pair of pyjamas and fluffy socks, a film and some tea and biscuits and I am a very happy 28 year old little soul.
How many of you are a #JOMO kind of person rather than a FOMO?! Pyjamas over tight 'breathe in' disco dresses? Milk and cookies over vodka and chips? A whole weekend for happy adventure over a weekend of achy, room spinning bed time? Inexpensive DVDs and popcorn over an empty purse and a broken phone? Hmm... Oh the joys of missing out!

18 comments:

  1. I'm with you, Charlotte! I totally am a JOMO kind of person. In fact, never really did that whole clubbing and getting drunk phase. Glad I didn't. There's the occasional drinks and stuff, but it never goes beyond getting a few drinks for laughs. But hands down, anytime at all, bring on the pyjamas, tea, and sweet treats!

    I have the exact same thought about my future (when it happens) bridal party. Tea and macarons in Paris sounds perfectttt. Seriously. :) Truly excited for you, and I absolutely look forward to the photos!

    Still feeling down about not making it to London, but I am trying to save up - before I hit 30 I hope (in the next 4 years?). Hehe, hope you haven't forgotten me by then! :P

    But until then, have a gorgeous weekend! Hope everything else about the wedding is going great. Pretty sure it'll be perfect. :) xx

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  2. I completely agree! I was quasi social as a young 20 something but life has its stages and now in my 50s I am a homebody!

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  3. I love this!!! I have definitely become a JOMO person. I still love the occasional night out, but it tends to be over a glass of wine or a G&T. But I much prefer quieter evenings, I love what you organised! I have got some friends over for dinner on Monday which should be lovely :)
    Have a great weekend x

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  4. Love this post so much! I am so with you on the joys of missing out. I do love a dance with a belly full of prosecco every now and again but you can bet I'll be in my dressing gown before midnight, hot chocolate on the side table and gossip girl on my laptop!
    x

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  5. Looks like the perfect way to spend an afternoon!

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  6. Haha I am such an advocate for JOMO! Also - I'm loving your choice of cakes - you went to town! French fancies AND macaroons! Serious sugar cravings right now...!! Alice xx

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  7. Oh my!! I want to come and play. I'm so happy just staying in now it's unreal. Can't wait for next weekend, which reading this reminded me I need some euros!! Oops :) xxx

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  8. This is adorable! I definitely prefer staying in and doing something relaxing over going out!

    Aisling | aisybee.

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  9. I'm totally with you on this. With a little effort you can have a great night in. I like to add extra littlI touches like making diy popcorn boxes for a movie night in. your diy afternoon tea looks delicious!

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  10. I've never had afternoon tea but this looks amazing =]

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  11. I am totally with you on this. I'm a JOMO girl all the way!
    I'm 30 and back living with the folks to save to buy my first house next year so I couldn't go out boozing even if I wanted to. But personally I would rather a quiet drink either at a friends or a coffee in our favourite coffee shop than a night out that I won't remember and will lose me the rest of the weekend in bed suffering with the old lady two day hangover and then have to go to work and still feel grotty on monday!
    Bring on the rise of the jomo's :)
    x

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  12. I'm so with you - naturally I'm a complete JOMO person.

    Lizzie Dripping

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  13. This looks like such a lovely way to spend an afternoon! Being at uni I have of course had my fair share of nights out, but I'll always prefer nights in, or going out for lunch or coffee.

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

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  14. this looks so dreamy and beautiful! i totally agree with you! x

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  15. Oh I completely agree, I would much rather stay in nowadays too. Looking back I can't actually believe I haven't been like this all along. I've really grown into my homebirdness over the past few years and I am loving it!

    These are some gorgeous shots and are totally making me hungry so thanks for that :) xx

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  16. I love the idea of JOMO. I'm 100% one of those girls. I would much rather stay in with my book, magazine, fave friends/fam/bf than go out, feel awkward all night, feel crap the next day when I can feel amazing the next day. JOMO is deffo the new FOMO.

    Suitcase and Sandals Blog XX

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  17. I bet you had great time!
    This article inspired me to do something like this with my friends :)

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  18. I'm exactly like this now too! I just get sleepy if I'm out too late, pjs and snackage is the way to go ;) your tea party looks awesome, I'm loving that cake stand.

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