So everyone has been writing about it on their blogs this week, all across the country and further afield too, last weekend was THE bloggers conference, it was Britmumslive 2014 and I was one of the 700 bloggers that attended.
I have only been blogging for 5 months and after being asked if I wanted to go by my lovely friend Karen over at Would like to be I went, a chance to be child free for a couple of days, a trip with a friend, an uninterrupted nights sleep and more importantly chance to meet people who's blogs I read, talk with brands and learn lots to make my blog bigger and better. To right I was going to go (and a big thank you to Tiny Discoverers for helping me to get there too).
I left the children in Daddy's capable hands but only after being asked to get them some old clothes out ready for a weekend of play in the garden and walking in the forest he had lined up with some company from Nanny, so they weren't going to miss me then!
It was my first trip to London (yes really...I know...I'm not that travelled!) and I was excited and nervous too, what if no one had heard of my blog! I needn't have worried, I had a blast and there were lots of people who said they had read my blog (phew and whoop)!
I sat and listened to some seriously talented people reading funny, heartbreaking and inspiring words, that made me laugh, gave me goosebumps and a lump in my throat along with prickly teary eyes too.
I watched successful bloggers receiving awards, I went to talks and came away feeling inspired, I learnt some tips about photography, blog design and thought about a few things I need to tweak on my blog to make it look even better.
I met lots of people, some that I knew and some that I didn't, a few of them had even heard of my blog! (considering my short time blogging, I was pretty chuffed I can tell you). I handed out my cards and some of those people have even followed me, So Thank you.
I had a great time at Britmums and my children were happy that I brought them home lots of chocolate and trinkets from my goodie bag as well as that bucket and spade set we were all lugging around! My husband was rather pleased with his bottle of wine and personalised Coca Cola bottle too.
I can now say I have been to London, albiet a rather small section that I didn't really see much of, I have ridden on the tube and been in a black cab too. Now I may not be a seasoned London visitor but Karen, really, even I know that tampons are not legal tender in London, I don't think the cab driver was all that happy to almost be offered one in that handful of coins!! I am sure he thought we were mad as we spilled out into the pavement struggling and tripping over our many heavy bags giggling, he didn't hang about did he! (I am still chuckling about that!!)
I had a fantastic weekend away at Britmums and can't wait until next year.....I just need to save up for the ticket.