Monday, 23 June 2014

BritMums Live 2014

I can't believe BritMums Live 2014 is over, the build up seemed to go on forever and now the weekend has been and gone it doesn't seem real. 


With it being my first year attending I wasn't sure what to expect and to be honest the first day left me feeling a little deflated, I found the Friday to be extremely busy, manic, stressful and a little awkward at times and I wasn't particularly excited about going back on the Saturday. However the Saturday was a completely different experience, it was much more relaxed, I was less nervous and I really, really enjoyed it.


It was great to get to talk to some brands face to face and my favourite brand by far there was Heinz Baby, they were so friendly, welcoming and generous especially Nicola who was absolutely hilarious and made us feel really comfortable.


I enjoyed the talks, especially the Instagram one where I learnt lots of really useful tips and I was really happy that two of my favourite bloggers Katie from MummyDaddyMe and Helen from Just A Normal Mummy won awards at the BIBs.


Of course I got my blog name on a Coke bottle (it just has to be done)


I met the lovely Katy Hill who was at the event hosting the BIBs.


But I think what I enjoyed the most were the evenings when I got to spend time with my blogging friends, I shared a hotel room with my blogging besties Hayley and Emily and on the Friday night we laughed so much we were actually crying "you want a FOURTH bed?!!" Don't ask lol.


On the Saturday evening I went out for dinner to Pizza Express with Hayley, JadeEmmaDebsAmyBexLaura and Sally. We had a lovely time chatting away and then we spent the rest of the night in Debs and Amy's hotel room witnessing the domestic from hell and laughing so much my face hurt until 3am followed by going back to our room and more chatting with Hayley until 5am! Needless to say I was extremely tired the next day but it was all worth it.


I met some absolutely lovely people over the weekend, far too many to mention them all but I just wanted to give some shout outs to a few people in particular.

Of course I have to mention again my amazing BritMums besties Hayley and Emily who made the whole weekend worthwhile, I loved every minute with you girls and can't wait to see you again. 

I loved meeting Emma from Life At The Little Wood who was so gorgeous and incredibly friendly, Katrina from Cool Bananas who was lovely and such a sweetheart for bringing my drinks, Becca from Keeping Up With The Joneses who was a pleasure to talk to and Alex from Bump To Baby who was super sweet.

Thanks to Debs and Amy for being so easy to get on with and making me and Hayley laugh so much it hurt, you girls are awesome and I hope our friendship continues and I see you again soon.

Finally there were a few bloggers that I didn't get to speak to because I just didn't find the right time and they were Katie from MummyDaddyMe, Jenny from Let's Talk Mommy and Kerry from Oh So Amelia. Hopefully I'll get to talk to you next year.

I came away from BritMums Live 2014 a little bit wiser with regards to blogging and where I want to go with my blog and with a few more friends who are very special to me. All I have left to say is bring on BritMums 2015!

XXX

19 comments:

  1. Saturday night was crazy and by far the highlight of my weekend. I haven't laughed so far in years. I'm so happy to have met both you and Hayley and I think a year is too long until the next meet up!

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    1. *laughed so hard* damn predicted text...

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    2. Aww I know! We need to plan a meet up before BritMums 2015 because a year is way too long :) xxx

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  2. It sounds amazing. I wish I'd got to go :(

    Louise x

    PS: Why did Heinz have a microwave? Was it so you could sample the jars? Hehe

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    1. Hahaha! Some bloggers bought their babies to BritMums so the microwave was to warm their food. We definitely missed you there Lou but you're coming next year, yay!! xxx

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  3. so sad i wasnt there! seems like you all had a lot of fun! xx

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    1. It was so much fun Rebecca! Hopefully you'll be able to come next year :) xx

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  4. Fab post!!! That end picture is one of my faves from the whole weekend!!

    I had such a fab time with you, you and Emily were the best roomies to have!! Cant wait to see you again! xxx

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    1. I love that pic too, it sums up how much fun we had that night :) We have to meet up again soon because waiting a year is way too long xxx

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  5. Marvelous post and I am in total agreement about the Friday being a bit 'meh' followed by a truly explosive Saturday! It was a highlight getting to hangout with yourself Emma and Hayley. The craic was 90 on Saturday night and that Domestic was so funny! I'll never forget the card not registering in the door!!! LOL!

    Roll on next year as I cannot wait already!! xx

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    1. That night was the ultimate #mintycraic hahaha! That moment with the key card was absolutely priceless, had so much fun with you and Amy, let's try and do something again soon xxx

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  6. What a fab roundup Emma. I was so disappointed I didn't get to meet you, I got to meet most of you even if it was only for a second but I completely missed you and also Hayley too. Would have been lovely to see you both- thank you for your kind words about my blog, I am still over the moon for winning the award. You looked like you had so much fun, especially in your hotel room! Hopefully if we all go next year there will be more time- it is so overwhelming trying to speak to everyone. xx

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    1. Thanks Katie, I'll definitely make sure we get to meet next year :) xx

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  7. Looks like you had an amazing time. I wish I had more time to say hello and get to know you. You were definitely on my have to meet list. Next year for sure. I am making a new list and I swear I will post it to my forehead to find everyone next year. As it was my first year too I was so nervous and overwhelmed it was like I went blind in a sea of people that I should have recognized. I hope I didn't snub you for not recognizing and walk by. Glad you had such a great time. Looks like you were in great company though.... and sounds like you had a blast. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me. #sharewithme

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  8. I felt very similar on the Friday too, glad you had a better Saturday though!! And yay to us winning the green teas ;) You took lovely pics too, I came away with only a few pics as I was a bit grumpy and downcast about the whole thing. Silly me! xxx #sharewithme

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  9. Awww looks like you enjoyed the Saturday so much! I wish I can go next year! Its looks so much fun there! So many cool people to meet =) #MMWBH

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  10. Wow Emma, you've got a really great group of bloggin friends there by the looks of it! I've been reading through lots of BML round up posts and its really great to have everyone share their experiences like this. Now I'm just feeling sad that I wasn't there - I guess its my dream now to have just one person reference my blog next year so I don't feel so bloomin' left out :-) X Thanks for sharing this hon #sharewithme

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  11. i think its so important that you have people around you who can made atmosphere better and just when you enjoy the company.

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  12. So glad I got to meet you Emma, see you there next year hopefully!!
    Becca xx

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