Keep Calm and Blog on

After the excitement that was Britmums live, I have been eagerly counting down the days to the next blog conference, Blog on.  Blog on is the baby of Laura from tiredmummyoftwo and the wonderful community that is Blogsupnorth.  

My friend Lisa, from Hollybobbs, booked us a hotel to stay at on the Saturday night so we could attend the pre dinner for blog on.  It was a really lovely evening and a great chance to chat and get to know some really great people.  Lisa could not have chosen a better hotel as it was opposite the venue, yes we could walk there in less than 2 minutes.

The venue for Blog on was MOSI, Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester.  I have visited MOSI in the past and am a bit of a fan.  The engineer in me loves it, and I hope to take the girls there soon to have a look around.  I actually really like the sound of one of their upcoming events, Brains : the Mind as Matter and am hoping I manage to get to go.  

We arrived early after a wonderful lie in, yes I got more than 2 hours sleep! We had a great space to mingle and talk to all the other bloggers as they arrived.  We had all been allocated different coloured badges, red, yellow or blue, which meant we all attended each session in turn and we got to meet new people.  It gave use a great chance to widen our blogging community.

Keep calm cake

I really enjoyed how each session was run.  Informal and yet very informative.  We could chat and bounce ideas off each other.  Ask questions with no question feeling like a silly question and because the groups were kept small this encouraged people to take part.  I could not say which of the sessions I enjoyed most because I enjoyed each of them equally but for different reasons.  although I have been a little poorly for the past few days I am now starting to think about what I have learnt and how to put it into practise.  I do need Actually Mummy's Fudge recipe, yummy!

interesting sessions

I wanted to make the most of the brands in the brand den and build some relationships.  The lovely ladies at Black sheep wool have inspired me to have a go at crochet, I am not promising its going to be fantastic but am going  to try so watch this space as I will post my attempt soon.  I loved talking to Soda Stream again, already owning a soda stream and having had a long chat at Britmums it was great to say hello.  I am really glad I went to say hello to Kaleidoscope.  I did not realise that they did home and garden ware too, I always assumed they were on line / catalogue clothes.  I fell in love with this rug and am currently measuring all rooms to work out which one it will fit in best.  It was also great to finally meet the essential one.  I have spoken with them for a while and was over the moon for Lisa when she announced they were her Britmums Live sponsors.

One of my all time favourite brands were also present, Swizzels Matlow.  I love my sweets, I probably have one of the biggest sweet tooth there is.  At the age of 8 we ran a class project at school and we had to write to companies to ask about their recycling.  I wrote to Swizzels Matlow, I still have the letter they replied back with.  I loved chatting with them and I am already a huge fan of their Squashies range.  I finally found out where I can buy the big bag of Drumsticks Squashies, they are my favourite.

amazing sweets

As if it could not get any better than great sessions, great brands, great people, there was free cake! I do love my cake.  Oh and if that was not good enough there was also a lot of sweets, and when I say a lot I mean a lot, just look at my goody bag I came home with

what a goody bag

For me that really sums everything up, great friendly people, cake and sweets, I could not have wished for more, a perfect blogging conference!

This day I love Keep Calm and Blog on

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  1. Was absolutely lovely to meet you at the meal on Saturday as well as at the event on Sunday! Hope to see you again soon! :)

  2. Lovely to spend time with you this weekend. I'm so pleased you enjoyed it.

  3. It was great to see you again, and I agree about Swizzels Matlow - they're childhood heroes! My other half was delighted with the bag of sweeties I brought home - he had to have his stash out before I showed them to the children! :D

  4. Fab summary of the event :-)

  5. Wish i had slept over, dont think we met so MUST next time :)

  6. It was great to see you again. I had a great time, was gutted I couldn't get to the meal the night before. Hope to see you again soon x

  7. Delighted you could make it and glad you enjoyed the Swizzels Matlow goodies and the Squashies!

  8. Oh, I was there too but didn't meet you but I don't think we were in the same group. Next time perhaps!

  9. Was lovely to meet you again, still don't feel I got to speak to you enough and I even sat next to you so I could. Eek it's me in another picture lol.

    And it is Mammasaurus' fudge recipe I believe.

  10. Glad you enjoyed it - i found it very informative and it was lovely to meet new people x


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