Do I go drinking or do nothing?

(45 Posts)
whatishistory Thu 08-Sep-16 17:18:32

I am in Newcastle tonight to attend a conference tomorrow. It's a small event and there will be a number of people there who I am good friends with and haven't seen for a while. I lived in Newcastle for 11 years (was a student here), and I miss the place so much. I have many, many fond memories and would move back in a heartbeat. I have 2 DD's and haven't had a night out in ages. Most evenings are spent getting homework done, telling DD2 to get back to bed, and putting up packed lunches. I currently have problems with the tendons along the base of my feet and they're aching like mad (having done some shopping blush). The conference is all day tomorrow, followed by a meal at a nice restaurant, and I will have a chance to see everyone.

Friends attending the conference are meeting for a big night out tonight.

Do I:
1) Take some painkillers, hit the toon, catch up with friends, and then drag my sorry ass to the conference at 9am tomorrow.
2) Get room service, a glass of wine, watch TV and do absolutely nothing.

Votes please grin

damngirl Thu 08-Sep-16 17:20:14

Number 2 grin

ImperialBlether Thu 08-Sep-16 17:20:16

Oh come on, OP - get your glad rags on, alternate alcohol with soft drinks and have a lovely night!

newmumwithquestions Thu 08-Sep-16 17:21:09

It's not a real conference if you aren't hungover and struggling the following day!

Gizlotsmum Thu 08-Sep-16 17:21:29

Number 1... You can always bail out early if the pain is too bad!

TheLastNameLeft Thu 08-Sep-16 17:22:04

Go out and meet for a couple of hours then get back for an early (ish) night..that's what I would do. Depends on how strict you can be with yourself after the loaded question "Oh go on, just one more wont hurt"

2kids2dogsnosense Thu 08-Sep-16 17:24:08

1 !!!!!!!!

There is no party city quite like Newcastle!

Would it have to be a pub crawl, though, or could you all just have a rollicking good time in a single pub (sit in the corner, have a natter, get the dominoes out . . . grin)and then go somewhere for food? Then, if your feet are still knacking you, you can say ta-ra and go back to your hotel while the rest of them gan clubbin'. It is CRIMINAL not to enjoy the Toon while you have the chance.

(I am a proud native of that good city, if you wonder why I'm so keen.)

Waltermittythesequel Thu 08-Sep-16 17:27:42

One!!!

Get out and live a little!

TheNaze73 Thu 08-Sep-16 17:30:05

Option 1. Get on it.

Queenbean Thu 08-Sep-16 17:30:44

One!!!

Conferences are for the most part utterly shit and all about the networking. What better networking is there than networking the inside of your stomach with the toilet bowl?

Twiceover Thu 08-Sep-16 17:31:20

1!!!! I was also a student there and would love a night out getting mortal in the toon!

TeaRexit Thu 08-Sep-16 17:31:57

3: Go out & have 1 wine grin

SquidgyRedBall Thu 08-Sep-16 17:32:34

Which would you regret not doing more?

MumUndone Thu 08-Sep-16 17:33:15

You must go out! Love, love, love Newcastle.

Mileymoocow Thu 08-Sep-16 17:34:47

Being from Newcastle I say you have to go out! There's nowt quite like the toon - get away down the quayside and avoid the bigg market

whatishistory Thu 08-Sep-16 17:35:20

Party animals grin

2kids, i spent this afternoon feeling very jealous of people who have jobs and lives here. The chances of a job coming up for me in the area is pretty much zero.

LetsJunglyJumpToIt Thu 08-Sep-16 17:35:45

No.1! Everyone's hungover on the second day of a conference.

KeiD Thu 08-Sep-16 17:35:53

Another vote for option 1, go out and gave great evening

KeiD Thu 08-Sep-16 17:36:05

*have

MuffyTheUmpireSlayer Thu 08-Sep-16 17:36:19

1. Leave early if needs be!

MyKingdomForBrie Thu 08-Sep-16 17:38:49

Number 1 and get on it!!!!

whatishistory Thu 08-Sep-16 17:42:04

There is, of course, a big piss up planned for tomorrow night as well. It's a very small 'conference' (about 25 people, mostly postgraduates) & I know almost everyone so there is very little pressure to perform.

oldlaundbooth Thu 08-Sep-16 17:43:57

Er, #1 of course.

Tomorrow night won't be as good as everyone'll be hungover.

MoosLikeJagger Thu 08-Sep-16 17:44:00

Definitely 1. Think of it as a rehearsal for tomorrow.

mamalovesmojitos Thu 08-Sep-16 17:45:11

1, of course! Enjoy wineenvysmile

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