Jun 23

The Britmum’s Live Post

I am  sat on the floor in the train station, shattered, with lots of bags including one which is wet and lots of information.

I have just left the Britmums Live conference, well an hour ago, I have navigated the tube and now I am willing the train to be here soon so I can get home and see the little ones.

I would not usually write sat on a public (cold) floor, it is out of my comfort zone.  I am more of a jimmy jams, glass of wine on the sofa kind of girl.  But, here I am, typing….

So then, Britmums Live? I don’t  know where to begin.

Maybe I should start at the beginning when I was leaving home on a train nervous, no scrap that, REALLY nervous, wondering whether I was doing to right thing going alone. I mean  everyone else would be going with someone right?!  I’ll miss my family, i’ll be sat in a corner on my own, cold, alone, isolated……… maybe I should give it a miss.

I could start with how I met some amazing people, some who I have chatted to lots online but never met before, some who were brand new to me and I even met someone in the loos who has been on the TV (yep they have to go sometimes too).

I could start with how I was brave and that I actually started conversations with other bloggers, and with brands about me as well as them, instead of the ‘yes, thank you, you’re lovely, bye’ and the running away because I am not a ‘proper blogger’ am I?!

I could start with with the amazing things I have learnt, talked about, bonded over and more.

But actually I will start here. With my thoughts right now. With the thoughts of reflection, the thoughts of me, my blog, my life.

IMG_5333I am a mum and I love it.
I am a wife and I love it.
I am a blogger and I love it.
I’m @moolboots on twitter and I love it!
I am a full time worker and I, well, y’know do it because i have to…..

But most of all I am just me.

So, initial thoughts on Britmums?

Wow, I’m me; I love to blog, I love the community, I love the fact we all got together and laughed, cried, sang, shared and supported.

Britmums live has given me space to collect myself, the blogging me and now is giving me a chance to reflect; to reflect on my online life and reflect on my ‘real’ life, but you know what?  It is a very fine line between the two…………………..



Note: My train was sponsored by Toy Shop The Toadstool


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  1. anna

    Lovely post, i cant wait to hopefully go next year. It sounds like as well as being fun and learning useful stuff, it also gives people confidence by going on their own and just talking to new people, i think i could benefit from that too

  2. Sarah

    Well done for posting. I need to start blogging but where to start?? Sounds like you had a good time.

  3. Amanda

    Fantastic post!! Glad you came away feeling so enthused about blogging and how it fits into your life!

  4. claire Toplis

    Great post x glad you had a good time

  5. Natalie trice

    Sorry I didn’t get to meet you but loved this and summed up initial thoughts so thank you x

  6. Mary @over40andamumtoone

    Sounds fab, I am so excited to be going next year. Katy is lovely, isn’t she. Met her at the Oxford meetup, chatting about books our kids like to read – surreal life of a blogger 🙂

  7. pinkoddy

    Great post. I am so glad I got to meet you – if not a little too briefly. Look forward to meeting you again and hope you are coming next year x

  8. Jane @ northernmum

    sounds like you had a great time!

    Blogging is awesome!

  9. Emma T

    Great post, and love your writing.

    Was great to meet you too. Have bought my ticket for next year, so might see you there again.

  10. LauraCYMFT

    Sounds like it was fab! Wish I could have been there.

  11. Jenny @ The Brick Castle

    Fantastic post. You clearly had an exceptional time and I’m delighted for you, I really am 😀 (Also a little jealous…. :p )

  12. Leanne Edwards

    Lovely post. I found also that even though there was points I found hard or difficult – it did reaffirm a few things for me about myself. x

  13. @ADadCalledSpen

    Sounds like you had a great time. I had a lot of fun for sure and this was a great post to read. 🙂

  14. Susan Mann

    Lovely post x

  15. Red Rose Mummy

    So pleased you enjoyed it, I hope to see you there next year!

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