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Monday, 24 June 2013

My Weekend at BritMums Live!


I'm back (in one piece, I might add!) from the blogging event of the year and WHAT A WEEKEND IT WAS. I'd spent so long getting excited about it and preparing for it, I feel as if I'm on the biggest come down ever now! Roll on 2014!

I went with three goals - to spend time with as many of my favourite bloggers as possible, to learn as much as I could from the talks and seminars and to enjoy my first child-free 36 hours since sproglet no.2 was born. I think I was pretty successful in all three.

First of all I'd like to say some thank yous to my amazing sponsors, as without them I wouldn't have been able to go at all.

Huge thanks to Moshi Monsters for sending me on their behalf. I chatted to lots of you about their search for brand ambassadors and I will be emailing you about it this week. If I missed you and you're interested in joining the Moshi blogger team, please tweet me or drop me a line here.


I was also very lucky to have been dressed by two of my favourite maternity and nursing fashion brands - Seraphine and Isabella Oliver. I WORE HIGH HEELS AND LIPSTICK AND EVERYTHING! I had lots of compliments on both of my dresses and am very excited to be writing about the event for the Seraphine blog later this month. I will make sure I tweet a link when it's live!

So. BritMums Live 2013. Where do I start?! It was just amazing. I was so thrilled to get the chance to meet so many of my Twitter/blogging friends for the first time and it was an amazing opportunity to listen to the experts on lots of different blogging/writing related issues.


The weekend started with white wine spritzers and chips with bernaise sauce at The Jugged Hare with Tina from LovedbyParents and Hannah from Make Do & Push! We then went on to meet Clara and Kirsty from My Two Mums and the legendary Mummy Barrow in the queue and the event opened with a keynote from Kirstie Allsop. 




I palled up with Maddie from Gammon & Chips and Bianca from Richmond Mummy for some of the seminars and then sat down with Jenny from KyNa Boutique, Rachel from DinkyThinks and the lovely and AWARD WINNING Emma from My Little 3 and Me for drinks, nibbles and the brilliant BiBs Awards Ceremony on the Friday night.




Saturday started early for me (my body clock still woke me up at 5am, even though I was without the babies!) with coffee in the Hub with none other than the beautiful, humble, hilarious and inspirational Katie Piper. She gave the first keynote of the day and there wasn't a dry eye in the house. 

I then spent the morning with Amanda from City Girl Gone Coastal, Sophie, aka Franglaise Mummy and Rebecca from Munchies & Munchkins. It was a pleasure to finally meet my Thinking Slimmer oracle, Sandra Roycroft Davis, Laura from Tired Mummy of Two and Charlotte aka The Mummy Blogger during morning coffee time and the afternoon was spent with my three favourite style bloggers, Kat from Does My Bum Look 40, Fiona from Avenue57 and Avril from SchoolGateStyle. Fiona and Avril were both on the Style Panel, and their session was my favourite from the whole event.

Aside from the seminars and keynotes, the hub was also full of great brands and my favourite stands were the Coca Cola and Vitamix ones - and the Acer photobooth! Plus, thanks to Warner Brothers, I managed to meet Hedwig from Harry Potter and Alex from Madagascar!






Unfortunately I had to dash off early so missed the final seminars and keynotes but I was kept well informed by the #BritMumsLive hashtag on Twitter on my train journey home.

It goes without saying that the whole weekend was just brilliant and I am so glad I was able to go! Aside from finally meeting up with the ladies (and gents) I've been tweeting and emailing since my blogging adventure started almost three years ago, I've come away full to bursting of ideas of how to improve Modern Mummy and the direction in which I hope it's going to take me! Watch this space xoxox
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7 comments

  1. A lovely write up, it was wonderful to finally meet you x

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    1. Likewise!! And you should totally get a mention in this post, you were the highlight of my weekend!!*off to edit* xx

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  2. It was a wonderful weekend, and I love you photo booth photos!

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  3. I missed the coke bottle, all run out by the time I worked out what it was all about. Love the look of yours though.

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  4. It was lovely to meet you after all our pregnancy tweeting last year! You looked gorgeous with your snazzy dress, lippy and heels :-) Hope to see you again soon....maybe early August for example! xx

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  5. It was so lovely to meet you and I really enjoyed this post - I'm amazed at how much I missed (chips and wine at the beginning, I'm looking at YOU!)....just shows you there was so much going on, it was hard to keep up with it all. I wanted to meet many other bloggers but the time just flew in so I'm so glad we hooked up in the afternoon. Thank you for your lovely mention here, Axx

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  6. Thanks for your lovely mention. :-) It was fab to meet you and now I understand the Moshi question lol! Hope you weren't too tired by the end of it? I felt absolutely shattered...I'm getting too old! xxx

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