Monday, 1 June 2015

I'm going to Britmums Live....and I'm speaking...

Last year was my first visit to Britmums Live. I was scared and it was so huge, but actually, once I got there I found it was pretty darn awesome. Everyone was friendly and lovely, and my only regret is that I didn't get to meet all of the people I'd hoped to meet.


Although I was nervous last year, it doesn't come close to this year. While everyone else is out choosing outfits and fretting about looking okay, I still have a Hernia operation to look forward to this week (please God let it happen this time - 3rd time lucky), so I can't even begin to know what shape my belly is going to be in 3 weeks time. I won't be able to lug a big bag around with me, so if you see someone wearing the same crumpled badly-sized outfit twice, it'll probably be me.

I also have a far more important reason to be nervous. This year I'm not only going as a Blogger, I have been asked to read one of my blog posts in the Bloggers Keynote on Saturday afternoon

I can't tell you how proud I am that one of my posts has been chosen for the Bloggers Keynote. I work very hard at my blog, far more hours than a full time paid job would require, and I always give my best. It's a very bittersweet moment for me though, because the post I'll be reading is about Elspeth.

I don't know if I can read it all, but I'll try, and I will have brand new Mum Pippa from Red Rose Mummy standing beside me to take over if I falter, and a sea of lovely people who have been there for me all along in the crowd. I do know what I'll be wearing though, and it'll be the dress Elspeth helped me choose for Britmums last year. She chose well. I'm 2 1/2 stone lighter, but I think it'll still do the job. She blogged herself, she read my blog, and I know she would be proud were she here.

Thanks again to Jen from MyMummy'sPennies for the photo
Last year my sponsor was the fabulous Drumond Park, and this year I have been part sponsored by the PR company who work with Drumond Park, Langshot Communications. Behind Langshot Communications are two awesome ladies who have become good friends over the last couple of years, and I'm very proud to be associated with them. If anyone else wants to sponsor me for the rest of my costs, please get in touch, I'll be more than happy to discuss it with you.

Nerves and all else aside, I am looking forward to Britmums. I am looking forward to thanking lots of the people who have supported us in our darkest times, and collecting some of those hugs I've been promised. I am looking forward to meeting some of the PR's who help make this blog interesting and varied, and I'm looking forward to learning from the speakers and hearing the other bloggers read their posts.

Don't be shy, say hiya.


15 comments:

  1. And that will be the most perfect Britmums outfit anyone could wish for x x x (I'll carry your bag lady, all you have to do is ask)

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    1. Thank you. I might hold you to that! I'm really glad you're coming with us this year Colette xx

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  2. Looking forward to hearing you speak. :-)

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    1. Thank you hon. I'm looking forward to spotting you and your tiny Afro! :D

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  3. The first time I met you, and only time I have seen you really, you were wearing that dress. To think Elspeth picked it for you - it couldn't be more fitting. Can't wait to see you again x

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    1. It's true. It was breakfast but I decided I'd wear it for my trip home. It'll be lovely to see you again too Donna x

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  4. Really hope to meet you this time - and I'm happy to carry anything you'd like me too :) you will have so many people in the crowd willing you on but who also will understand if you can't do it. Hugs either way x

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    1. Thank you Steph, you are a star. I really wanto to meet you this time too xx

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  5. I'm really sad that I won't be there to hear you speak, but I know you'll be amazing x

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    1. I'm also sad, we'll miss you this year Angela! xx

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  6. I am gutted I won't be there for you but know the whole room will be behind you and I will be thinking of you too xxx

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    1. Thanks Tami. I'll miss you too, it's a real shame, but I appreciate why you can't come this year and she's well worth it xx

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  7. You are such an amazing lady!! I look forward to meeting you and I have a big hug waiting for you too! See you there lovely!! :) xx

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  8. I am so proud of you. You are amazing. I only wish I was there to see it and give you another hug. Have a great time xx

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  9. I will be there with you with a hand, hug or whatever you may need! I am so proud of you, I know the whole room will be behind you! Your are awesome!

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