A couple who secured a babysitter so that they could go to Cardiff Christmas shopping yesterday, ended up getting completely smashed instead we can exclusively reveal.

Gendros parents to two daughters Pete Bowen and Theresa Connell, saw this year as their opportunity to make the trip to the capital thanks to their children finally being old enough to be left with Grandparents.

Their trip was ultimately doomed however thanks to their disgraceful lack of self control when not around their children.

Theresa said: “Well I’m absolutely hanging out of my backside today and the Mammy guilt is no help whatsoever.

“For the last few years we’ve bought Christmas presents online because the kids have been so young and ‘reliant on us’, but going to shops helps build the spirit of the season.”

Pete said: “We love the kids, and not just because we’re supposed to, but it was an opportunity to get up to Cardiff and have a nice day.

“When we arrived I figured it wouldn’t hurt to top up the bottle of Prosecco we’d drunk on the 9:30am train with a short trip to Peppermint, Mocka Lounge, Soda, Retro and The Corner House.”

Theresa added: “I’ve discovered that without the kids around I have different priorities, mainly Porn Star Martinis.”