Tuesday, 13 May 2014

I'm going to Britmums Live 2014

And it's my first time.....and actually, as it gets closer, I am a bit scared.

It's very far out of my comfort zone.

Going to London is a big deal for me. Leaving my family to fend for themselves for a whole weekend is a big step. My partner is still recovering from his Meningitis, as I think his recent plummet from good health with Tonsilitis showed, and he gets incredibly tired.

Cheers for the help loading the dishwasher guys....
Teenagers can be great, or they can be moody and completely unhelpful. Two small boys tend to see these sort of situations as opportunities to be exploited to the fullest.....

However, once I'm on that train travelling down with Pippa RedRoseMummy and MyMummy'sPennies Jen, I'm sure I'll put all that out of my head and I'll enjoy my first weekend away in FOREVER....

I'm actually not sure at which point I'll be able to relax into it and be me - probably around about 4pm Saturday! It's going to be amazing seeing so many bloggers in one place at once. I've been to Blog On twice now, so I'm not a complete novice, but this is so much bigger and far away from home.

I seem to have answered a lot of 'about me' questions recently, so my apologies if you've heard all this before, but the questions that go with the linky seem as good an introduction as any!

With Lancashire Lass Karen, I'm the one with my eyes shut and a shiny forehead...

Name: Jenny
Blog: The Brick Castle
Twitter ID: @TheBrickCastle
Height: 5ft 2ish
Hair: Blonde and really, really curly. On a damp day by11am I look like a cloud.
Eyes: Blue/Green depending on the light.
Is this your first blogging conference?
No, it will be my 3rd, but my first big one.
Are you attending both days?
Yes. It'd be foolish to go all that way and not stay.
What are you most looking forward to at BritMums Live 2014?
I'm looking forward to meeting some more of the bloggers who I've read and spoken to online, and the sessions look incredibly interesting.
What are you wearing?
Probably similar to what I'm wearing now! I'm not incredibly adventurous I'm afraid. Once you've met me 3 times you'll start recognising me by my outfit.
What do you hope to gain from BritMums Live 2014?
I want to meet people and put faces to blogs, and learn from people who are more experienced than I.
Do you have any tips to pass on to others who may not have been before?
My tip is that you should totally go and speak to Jenny from The Brick Castle because she's never been before either! 


If you want to find out who else is going - you can find them along with this linky here....

22 comments:

  1. Ooooh it's my first time too! Will be sure to look out for a blonde cloud!

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    1. Hahaha....cool. Be sure and say 'hiya' :)

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  2. Looking forward to seeing you there! :D

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    1. Awww, I'm looking forward to seeing you again Anna - it'll be lovely :)

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  3. Looking forward to a good catch up. I am nervous too about visiting London and leaving my family but I'm sure everyone will forget about that once we get there. It's nothing a few glasses of wine can't fix :p

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    1. Wine? Me? I'm a cheap date you know - I only had one glass before that photo was taken :D

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  4. Oh, I'm sure it's gonna be fab!! I'm nervous and excited too. It takes me a while to get to know people so I need to be brave and enjoy the weekend. Looking forward to catching up with you over a wine or 2! :-D

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    1. It'll be lovely to see you again, it really will. I hope your journey isn't as bad as last time :)

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  5. Hello from A Happy Healthy Mummy! Thanks for commenting on my post - and I'm also going to BritMums so perhaps see you there? It's my first time, my major concern is that my mind will go blank when I meet people and they tell me their blog's name - and then later realise I've been chatting, linking, whatever with them. I need a t-shirt that says 'I'm not rude - just stupid'!! I saw a pic of last year's goodie bag yesterday - hello!!!

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    1. Hahaha....I hate that you talk to people for ages or sit next to them and haven't a clue who they are! I don't think it makes us stupid - at least I hope not ;)

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    1. Indeed you will! It'll be great to see you again :)

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  7. I can't wait! I am going to see some lovely folk - including you!! You deserve the break too, and will return to your lovely family all refreshed! x

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    1. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh. Oh yes. That sounds so lovely when you put it like that... :D
      It'll be lovely to see you again Kel :)

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  8. It's so many people's first time! we will all help each other out :)) x I'm starting to feel a little nervous myself now that it's literally round the corner! eek! xx

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    1. Hahaha....I still think of you as an old hand - everyone will know you when they hear your blog name - you have a massive advantage! :D x

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  9. I'm so excited! We are going to have a lovely time!

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    1. We are, it's going to be very cool :)

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  10. Will be lovely to see you again and catch up x

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    1. It'll be great to see you too - you live too far away! :)

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  11. I'll be there too! It's my first time to a blogging conference ever and I'm so nervous! I have to leave home Wednesday afternoon to make it there on time too - bet I'll be the one travelling the furthest! :)

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    1. Oh my goodness I bet you will! That's an incredible journey :D
      In a VW club I'm in we used to have a 'furthest travelled' award - it'd be yours for sure! :)

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