I remember Britmums Live last year. I was incredibly excited and spent most of the train journey bouncing. This year was different, it felt different. No longer one of the newbies and yet I felt new. I felt like a fake, that I should not be going and I would not belong. The fact that for the past 10 months I have not been as active on social media as I would have liked or given my blog as much attention as it deserved began to play tricks with my mind. Accompanied with the guilt of having not read or commented on as many blogs as I used to, was and still is eating away at me. I knew somewhere at some point in the event I would trip up and say something and would be given a response or look of don't you read my blog.
I was so lucky to be travelling to Britmums this year with my friend Lisa from Hollybobbs. We talked things through and I realised that this needed to be the new start [or the kick start] I was looking for and so desperately needed. We went to the hotel first and then proceeded to walk the 5 minutes to the venue.
I met Mummy Barrow, T, and her other half [for some reason I really want to write Mr T but I know that is not right] in the queue and everything seemed to disappear. All those feelings of not belonging just went. I began to relax and to look at the event as a new beginning.
It was really lovely to see people again. Lovely to have met in person Hannah from aNewaddition and to catch up with Claire Ninjakillercat who I fell like it is an eternity since we last saw each other. I apologised to many about not joining in with Linkys, I will get there I promise. I congratulated the winners of the BIBs and it was so lovely to see some of the amazing blogs I have read for so long win awards. I did put my foot in it with WallyMummy, I hope she forgives me?
I do have a couple of Thank you I need to make
I want to say a huge thank you to Nadine, for helping me stick to my principal. Also for taking part in mission Sand Bucket
I wanted to thank the Highland Spring Country team for letting me have a chat and a picnic.
To James and the team at Butlins for not only having chocolate but for also entertaining the idea of chocolate Jenga!
To all the sponsors, brands and the team at Britmums thank you once again for such an amazing two days. I have learnt a lot
Finally thank you to everyone I spoke to and all my blogging friends, especially Lisa. I know I haven't been around much but that is all about the change. You made me feel welcome and helped me to find my belief and passion again. I left Britmums having learnt a lot, laughed a lot and with a whole new outlook. I felt on top of the world
This Day I love Britmums Live 2014