There’s not many photos for once – I know, right? I even borrowed a little compact with a flip screen so I could take some awesome “OMG, look at me with the other bloggers!” selfies but spent the whole time gabbing and taking notes instead. Sunshine loved being able to see herself, funny little thing!
I’ve been meaning to write this since I got back from London on Saturday evening but I’ve been playing catch up (eating biscuits and talking blog is quite exhausting). I wanted to link to everyone amazing that I met but there were so many! I will give a shout out to my fab roomies, Sharon (by the way, I still have your pen) and Sam (and I need to say a HUGE thank you to them both for making sure I didn’t lose my agenda/jacket/bag/wine/phone/room key… I can be pretty ditzy, especially when I’ve had a prosecco!)
I was a little nervous in the lead up to Friday, my blog was a finalist in the Photo category of the BIBS – didn’t win – THANK GOD! I was two proseccos in by that point, hadn’t really eaten and I rarely drink. That would have been the most mortifying acceptance speech in history… I vaguely remember slurring “Thank you for having me!” at the BritMums founders before heading off for dinner (and I then left the very nice restaurant in search of chips and a fat coke. My mum must be so proud….). I’m quite new on the blogging scene so I was a bit worried that there might be an air of “Who even is she? Does she even go here?” but everyone was really lovely, amazingly some people had heard of my blog and were quite complimentary which was really nice and made me feel like maybe I’m doing an OK job at this blogging lark and should perhaps stick with it. Greeting anxiety with people you’ve been tweeting with – do you hug? Do you shake hands? (Bloggers are huggers, FYI). I was nervous too about leaving the kids but excited at the same time. Sunshine (oh how ironic that name seems at times…) is becoming quite the strong willed little madam these days so I was glad to let Beloved take a turn!
He did really well. He remembered to collect the Little Dude from school and managed to feed them and everything. I wanted to call at bedtime to see how it was going but thought he’d be busy with the kids and so left it….then I saw this on his Facebook. Busted!
I learnt SO much…I don’t even know where to start… It’s made me look at everything with fresh eyes and I am so happy I went. I’m trying to convince people I know to start blogs so they can come next time! Roll on next year!