Blog Fest

There will be lots and lots of posts about the wonderful Blogfest that happened on Saturday. I’m still a tad tired and me being so lovely to you I thought I’d give you a simple list of things that I learned and liked (accompanied by some rather rubbishy pics – soz!!)

1) Women are bloody funny. The “how to find my funny” session was definitely the one I was looking forward to most. I’ve read Kirsty at Eeh Bah Mum blog for quite a while now so was excited to hear her along with the amazing Arabella Weir and Rebecca Front who I bloody loved from Nighty Night. I’ll admit I’d not heard of the other two speakers but am now following the wonderfully named Gussy Grips – who I will be following her incontinence advice in the future I’m sure. I laughed the whole way through this session and thought their fearless attitude was just awesome. I’d absolutely love to have the balls to be that way inclined. Instead I’m dreadfully British and never say what I truly think – and then bitch about it to my husband.


2) I actually love the one from Grange Hill
I did not recognise the name when I read it but Francesca Martinez is one name I won’t be forgetting. One word – wow. Her think bomb undoubtedly did exactly what it said on the tin and got every single person in that room thinking. And I can’t believe I only knew her as the one from Grange Hill. Sorry Francesca!

3) I’m quite rubbish with people.
I can’t say this is something new that I learned at Blog Fest but yes. I really am rubbish in big crowds of people. I get very awkward and become super irritatingly boring. Also I think I need an eye test as I could not read people’s name badges to stalk. I confess to being rather anti-social yesterday and I felt rather out of place and out of my depth. Ho hum.

4) I officially love Coca Cola (and I wasn’t told to say that!)

I won a prize from them – so huge thumbs up from me. And two photos on a blog post – cor!

5) Do it for YOU

My blog isn’t huge. I can’t envisage it ever will be. But I enjoy doing it. And that’s more important than churning out crap daily (although some of you may agree that I actually am) I am going to try to embrace a touch of the funny ladies fearlessness and think if someone reads this and likes it – great. If no one reads it – stuff you! As long as I wanted/needed/enjoyed doing it then so be it.

There’s so much more but I can’t. actually remember. Maybe that should be number 6 – take notes!
I’m still new to all this so I was taking it all in. I’m sure Mumsnet will have a linky with super fab in depth posts about everything that was said, sucking up to thanking the sponsors etc but sadly that post isn’t here. Instead I’ll share the last few of my dodgy photos with you. Er, enjoy?!





Thank you to the wonderful folk at Mumsnet for putting on such a diversely wonderful day. I was so lucky to win my ticket so again massive thanks. But 4.30am wake ups definitely caught up on me! Now. I best find a proper Blog Fest post that gives real decent information about the day

B x


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  1. 9th November 2014 / 8:43 pm

    I remember her from Grange Hill too 😉

  2. 9th November 2014 / 9:00 pm

    Great list! I didn’t realise who Francesca was either but she had me in tears! Was a lovely day! xxx

  3. 9th November 2014 / 9:26 pm

    Thanks for the nice words. Next time we’re in the same room let’s say hi! Kx

  4. 9th November 2014 / 11:27 pm

    I couldn’t face doing a ‘proper’ blogfest post either, there will be plenty of them anyway! 😉

    Find your funny was my fave session of the day, I was crying with laughter throughout.

    Francesca’s think bomb was unforgettable. Incredible.

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

  5. Sam
    10th November 2014 / 8:26 pm

    I took a picture of that ‘I believe that doing (A) for group (B) etc. ‘ – it means absolutely nothing to me now! 🙂 I don’t even remember Francesca from Grange Hill but I agree her Think Bomb was powerful and unforgettable. Also I think you are far from alone in feeling awkward in a huge group of people like this. I found out later that one of my favourite bloggers – a girl who is an absolute ninja when it comes to writing – made it as far as London but then couldn’t face coming in. Such a shame! X

  6. Karen (@karenjwhitlock)
    15th November 2014 / 11:25 am

    Fab post!
    I was nodding along with you as I read this.
    Sorry I didn’t get to meet you last weekend – hopefully will at some point!