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Oddments – MAD Blog Awards Edition

If we’re friends on Facebook or if you have ever met my mum, you probably know that I went to London on Friday for the MAD Blog Awards. Having never been to an award ceremony before, I wasn’t sure what to expect so was quite nervous about the whole thing. I was even more nervous about not having a frock – I’d took so bloody long to decide that it hadn’t arrived in time. Oops. Luckily for me, I was being dressed by Boden (I know right? How ace is that?) and they were so lovely to me and had my gorgeous dress waiting for me at the hotel when I arrived. Is that service or what? I could easily get used to that kind of treatment, thank you very much. I LOVE their kids clothes and their catalogue so I was so excited that they had offered me a dress and very excited when I tried in on at the hotel (in the toilet, I’m classy like that) and it fitted and was just lovely.

L-R – Morgana, Katie, Natalie, Me, Clara

With Clara from My Two Mums. Thanks for letting me use your pictures!

The mingling and meal went very quickly, before I knew it they were announcing the winner of my category. I didn’t get the trophy this time but I was so proud seeing my homepage flash up on the big screen. I made the top 5, people! It was Capture By Lucy‘s night and this girl is so creative and works so hard on her blog (and actually like, blogs regularly) that I can’t begrudge her her win for a second.

Once the awards were done with, we got down to the serious business of celebrating. I was sharing a room with Morgana from But Why Mummy Why? and Kelle from Maggie Stone which wasn’t planned but those girls were very persuasive and I was happy to do that rather than trek across London to catch the last train home. Morgana won her category so a good knees up was in order! It was a brilliant night and I loved spending the evening with some really wonderful people, some of whom I hope will be friends for many years to come. The whole thing has been a fantastic experience and I want to say a huge thank you to everybody that voted for me. It’s the best feeling in the world knowing that people are behind you. And massive, massive thank you to Sally and her team who organised the whole thing and arranged our trip to Legoland earlier in the year which was the best and most magical day of the Little Dude’s life.

Aside from getting dressed up to the nines and spending the evening in a swanky hotel, this week I’ve enjoyed

My Two Mums first vlog (that’s a video, Mum).

Cardies & Crumbs’ fashion advice. I went into town and really thought about what she’d said. Pretty sure I’m going to have the coolest kids around thanks to her.

Using film. I’m making the switch from Nikon to Canon (This is treachery to my Nikon using friends) and I recently got my first Canon, an EOS 3 (the last film camera Canon made) and I LOVE IT. Can’t wait to use some black & white film. Old skool.

 Finally, I’m over on my good friend Lauren’s blog, Real Housewife of Suffolk County, banging on about photography for a change. You should check it out.

Have a wonderful week! Peace out.

My Two Mums - We are so glad you were at the awards with us. You are so funny! Plus you looked stunning. Thanks so much for the mention of our vlog. I hope you’re now a subscriber ;)

Lauren - I am not at all jealous of everyone at the MADS being able to hang out with you, nope, not at all.
Good choice with the dress, it’s beautiful and really suits you. I didn’t realise it was sent to the hotel, that’s amazing service!
I’m glad you had a fantastic time, and I’m so proud of you being in the top 5!! (Thanks for the mention) xx

Jackie Wilkes - Proud of you – you looked ‘fine’! Love you xx jack

Katie @mummydaddyme - Was lovely to see you Miss Hayley, and you looked gorgeous!

x

Hayley - Ah, you ladies are so sweet, it was so great to see you all too. Lauren, we missed you! We’ll have to make up for it in November x

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