BritMums Live – Epilogue
I arrived at BritMums Live on Friday just as Ruby Wax had finished her keynote address. I would have liked to hear her but 3pm was the earliest I could get away from the office.
Once I had found them and a few other friends, the evening proceeded to be very lovely, although still just a bit overwhelming due to the sheer number of faces there.
After the Brilliance in Blogging awards in the evening we chatted a bit and enjoyed glass after glass of prosecco handed out by topless waiters. I’m sure not all mommy bloggers thought that this was necessary at a conference like that, but I found it a nice humorous touch to the evening.
After the end of the 1st day I had dinner with a bunch expats at a nearby pub. Unfortunately the group was split into three tables so I didn’t get to chat much to the people who were not at my table. I did meet the überlovely Penny from Perfectly Happy Mum and the supertalented photographer Julia Boggio who lives in my neighbourhood and has danced with Patrick Swayze on the Oprah Show ( not that these two facts are related to each other in any way).
By 11pm I was home and in bed… And that was the end of the 1st day.
On Saturday I dragged myself out of bed by 8 knowing I’d miss the beginning of the conference but my main goal was to get to the conference for Julia’s photography workshop at 9:45.
I arrived at 9:30, got to listen to Sarah Brown for a little bit, who, by the way, is the most down to Earth “celebrity” I have ever heard speaking.
Julia’s session that followed was packed, she looked fab and delivered a very engaging and interesting session on how to use light when taking photos.
Her workshop ended with a video of her famous dance on the Oprah show. I think most people in the room cried a little :)
My two other favorite sessions from day 2 were Janice Curry‘s Facebook one and Julie Hall‘s WordPress one. It looks like BritMums had fully implemented feedback from last year and made sure that all the sessions were a bit more technically advanced than they were last year. That earned BritMums some major brownie points from me :)
I left the event at 4pm to be able to see my boys before bed time. They were of course more than excited to get some new Lego and I was pleasantly surprised by the contents of the goodie bag – only one packet of wet wipes this year but lots of other great items – children’s books and lotions and DVDs and stickers and nibbles.
Now my head is full of to-do-lists and lists of websites to check out.
Now my head is clear about the fact that blogging IS fun, no matter what non-bloggers say :) I have wanted to quit a few times in the last 7+ years, but I have a feeling that I won’t for a long time.
And last and not least, here’s to the girls without whom my BritMumsLive weekend would not have been what it was:
And here’s to the lovely bloggers I met in real life either for the 1st or 2nd time:
- Mum on the brink, Chez Mummy, Circus Queen, More than Toast, This mid-30s life, London Baby Advice, From fun to mum, New mum online, Mindful mum, Julia Boggio, Vegemitevix, Sew Scrumptious.
If I said hi to you and have forgotten to pop you in the list, let me know!!!!!