Friday 21 October 2016

Pippa O'Connor: Just because you're a mum it doesn't mean you have to give up your social life

Pippa and Brian
Pippa and Brian

She's a working mum who rarely misses a party and Pippa O'Connor (left) has said she's fed up of people who say becoming a parent means giving up on a social life.

The fashion blogger (31) may spend her day running after toddler Ollie (2) but she said that shouldn't mean having to give up on nights out.

Pippa, who took a night off from mammy duties last weekend to party at Keith Duffy's Irish Autism Action fundraiser in Ashbourne with her husband Brian Ormond, advised new mums to take people's parenting advice with a "pinch of salt".

"Ignore people who say things like 'oh enjoy your sleep while you can' or 'that'll be the end of your social life'. Firstly, nobody needs to hear the negativity, especially first time mums," she said.

"Secondly that's not true either."

Along with partying hard, Pippa also works around the clock with her blog, modelling and fashion workshops, although she admitted she wasn't always so productive.

"I now realise the amount of time I must have wasted prior to having a baby. What the hell was I doing with my time?" the stylish blonde wrote on her blog.

"To think I could have been doing really productive things instead of drinking tea and reading magazines."

Jimmy adds extra dates

After selling out many of the dates in his upcoming Irish tour, comedian Jimmy Carr (below left) has added additional dates for fans in Dublin and Cork this winter.

The 8 Out Of 10 Cats presenter will come to Ireland this December as part of his Funny Business tour and, due to popular demand, he will play four extra late night gigs in both the capital and the rebel county.

Jimmy will take to the stage in the Cork Opera house on December 4-5 before performing in Dublin's Olympia Theatre on December 11-12.

Tickets are priced at €38 and go on sale this Thursday at 9am.

Debut gig for Grimes

Canadian singer and artist Grimes has announced she will play her debut Irish show in the capital next year.

The quirky songwriter, whose real name is Claire Elise Boucher, is fresh from supporting Lana Del Rey on her recent tour and now is set to play her first ever Irish concert in Dublin's Olympia on March 15.

Tickets priced €30.90 and go on sale this Friday at 9am from www.ticketmaster.ie

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