My time at BritMums Live and home again…
Dear Mummy, we’ve had a really unusual weekend. Very hectic and frantic but rewarding. My mummy attended a blogging conference called BritMums Live 2015 in London.
She got to meet other parenting bloggers and listen to some fabulous speakers. She finally met some of her online friends and interacted with brands and PR companies. Entered some fab competitions (my mummy loves competitions and she actually won a ticket from Bella Bathrooms to attend BritMums Live)
She had fun, however she felt daunted and out of her depth too. So many bloggers had travelled up together and knew each other beforehand by attending previous events and she had come alone on the train. Some were welcoming and happy to talk to my mummy over a cuppa…..some were not. One blogger in particular was looking around the room while my mummy was trying to be friendly until another came across to chat to her and she quickly left without saying goodbye. Shame as I would have liked to get to know her a little better as she’s local to us. A smile can go a long way!
Anywho, apart from that little hiccup my mummy had a great time. She enjoyed bumping into Em @snowingindoors and chatting while making her fabric corsage in the craft zone. Listening to some live music and absorbing the keynote speeches from other bloggers. The kindness that Grace @EatsAmazing showed her by lending her a charger.
Here are some of our photos from BritMums Live, we hope you enjoy them.
My mummy had fun on the BritMums Instagram Walk with Darren @OneDad3Girls and meet some friendly bloggers. She was amazed at the creativity from Maggy @redtedart and Ali @incredibusy with their beautiful Poppy England story book dresses and perfect Instagram poses and photos.
She had a giggle with Louise @liquoriceuk and Sarah @RunJumpScrap.
She took me with her, as I wasn’t able to attend. I appeared in some of her photos #Babyonastick hehe 😉
It was the longest she’d walked in the past 2 years! Past Southbank, over the Millenium Bridge and past St Paul’s to the Barbican Centre then onto The Brewery where BritMums Live 2015 was held.
It was a whirlwind couple of days. Her main highlight was making Happy Hearts at the Embrace Happy Session with Pippa @storyofmum and Karin @embracehappy and I think that session resonated with a lot of attendee’s there….it wasn’t ALL about the blogging!
Afterwards my mummy was glad to get out of the big smoke and head home to her family. Her heavy goodie bag slung on her shoulder as she travelled on the stuffy tube back to Waterloo. Her feet were hurting and she was tired. She slept on the train back to Basingstoke.
In the evening she enjoyed a date night with Daddy while Grandma babysat, taking on board the comments from the Embrace Happy Session.
She attended another local blogging event over the weekend hosted by Festival Place to launch their summer festivities, called the Style Council and had a lovely breakfast while chatting to local bloggers like Louise @northhantsmum, Lara @adventuresofamum and Jenny @JennyCole04. She took away some style tips as well from stylist Melissa Murrell (pictured below).
We had a great day on Fathers Day, the weather was beautiful and it made a stark change from the previous 2 days in the busy city. We had a great day on the farm seeing the animals and enjoyed some outdoor fun at 4 Kingdoms, Newbury. We sat in the sunshine and had ice cream. We reenacted rescuing a princess from a dragon and played hide and seek.
My mummy is so glad she’s home, she’s thankful for the opportunity to go to London and to be a part of the buzzing blogging world and equally thankful for the normality of being a mummy and spending quality time with her family.
Love Bella x
36 thoughts on “My time at BritMums Live 2015”
Love your outfit to Britmums! And also, it’s really nice to hear an honest post about the event too 😀
Really interesting post. I enjoy the odd day away from my family but it’s always lovely to get back to them.
Looks like you had a fantastic time even if it was a little shakey to begin with. I loved reading about your experience and seeing all your wonderful pictures. Xx
I was really looking forward to reading your Brit Mums review and you didn’t disappoint 🙂 what a shame some of the other bloggers were abit snooty and rude, glad you managed to find some friendly faces in amongst them! Are you going to BlogonWin? Hope to see you there! x
Ah yes thanks! We only had one bad experience thankfully at BritMums, I suppose it happens, motto: Stay away from the large groups (super intimidating) and chat to people on their own or with another. Xx yes we’re going to #BlogOnWin so see you there 🙂
I love all these pictures, they are very colourful.
I really don’t like going on my own to events, especially when I don’t know many people, so I can understand how you felt, glad you had a good time though.
Thanks 🙂 – yeah it can be daunting going on your own to events but hopefully it will get easier the more we do it.
Aaah I didn’t see you at Britmums! 🙂 It was SUCH a great weekend wasn’t it? I learnt SO much stuff — my head was so full of information my brain was aching the next day!! 🙂 I’m looking forward to putting it into practice. Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday — hope to see you again next week! x
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Awww! I think that is the other blogger’s loss because I think your mummy looks like she is a lovely blogger! She also had a very pretty dress for the event and went to some sessions that looked great. I love that she took you on the photo tour too xx
Glad you had a lovely time. It looks amazing!
It’s a shame you had one little bad experience but I suppose there are unspeakably rude people in every walk of life! x
The good parts far outweighed the bad at BritMums Live 🙂 … I had an even worst experience at Blogfest!!
Oh, really? You see I’ve never fancied anything like BlogFest/BritMums for exactly that reason. I think I am best off steering well clear! x
The first time is always the hardest – it’s a shame some bloggers weren’t very friendly 😦 But going by your lovely photos, looks like you had a fantastic time!
You had such a full weekend! I was broken after Britmums and didn’t move on Sunday even though it was fathers day!
The Mother says – Wow! Baby Isabella, you have been a busy beaver over the weekend. I’m really disappointed that I didn’t get to meet your Mummy at BritMums. I think we would have giggled a lot!!!! Say hello to your Mummy from me xxx #sharewithme
I will do Lucas!
Drolling over her goodie bag! Looks like every one had fun! I want to go to the nexy Britmums! I wish I can. Finger crossed. #sharewithme
really wish I’d gone, seeing everyones posts makes me sad to have missed out #PoLoCo
The nice thing is that you get to hear all the good and bad bits and see photos without having to shell out a load of money to go…. Please don’t be sad xx maybe next year 🙂 Thanks for popping by our little blog and commenting x #PoCoLo
Same here re BritMums, it was my first time too and I felt a bit intimidated by the groups around the “big” bloggers.
I didn’t realise we’re relatively local to each other, hopefully say hello at BlogOnWin.
Lovely pictures x
Awesome! We’d love to catch up with more local bloggers 🙂 yes! We’ll see you at #BlogOnWin ….my mummy is the slightly nutty one 😉
I couldn’t make Brit Mums Live due to work/family/life so it’s great to read your experiences. I’m hoping to attend some more events this year and will hopefully get to meet you – I’ll definetly be looking for a friendly face!! Xx
Ah thanks for popping over. It’s nice to read different perspectives, we’ve been enjoying reading others too x hopefully see you at the next one! #PoCoLo
How funny, I was sure I’d already commented on this but clearly I forgot to hit post or something! Was so lovely to meet your mummy at Britmums Live Bella, and I loved that fact that she’d brought a picture of you on a stick along so that you could share in the fun. We had a lovely chat on the walk and I thought her lovely dress was stunning – such a beautiful sunny colour. Sorry to hear that your mummy had a bit of a mixed time with chatting to people though x
I thought you did as well! Hehe oh well 🙂 it was great meeting you at BritMums Live. You were a ray of sunshine xx
Aww thank you – that comment has made my day! 🙂
Great photos. I love your yellow dress! Looks like you had a fantastic time. I really can not wait to go next year.
I’m so glad I got to say Hello to you and spend a bit of time with you at BritMums Live. It was a good event, bu also daunting in some ways. I’d like to think the people who came across as rude were overwhelmed and nervous too! Not that there’s any excuse for being rude, but you know 😉 xx
Awww it’s you! You looked ace in the outfit and with the brolley! Wish we could have chatted a bit more. Thanks for the mention. Your piccys are lovely and sorry a blogger was a bit rude to you. Hate that xxx #pocolo
I met so many friendly faces at BritMums that I really cannot remember who I did actually meet (if that makes any sense!). I hope I did say hi to your mum and if not, there is next time! Thanks for linking to #PoCoLo x
Awwwww; what a lovely weekend your mum had. So lovely she had a fab time overall at BritMums despite one or two unwelcome moments. Your mum is a busy woman with all these blogging events she is attending, isn’t she.
And o, I like a good competition too, glad she won her BritMums Live tickets. And my, your Father’s Day was really enjoyable. Such lovely pictures of you throughout the post, even when on the stick! 🙂 #PoCoLo
Aw thanks! It was a crazy couple of days! Need a holiday to recover! Thanks for popping by our little blog. xx
Ahh so sad to have missed you this year as I couldn’t go but glad you had such an amazing weekend and wow so much was done too. Loving your photos. I can’t wait to go next year. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme
I’m so glad you had a better time at Britmums than you did at Blogfest Dawn. I feel like I did things a bit wrong if I’m honest – I was too worried about where the friend I’d travelled up with was and what she was doing and managed to miss out on two things you did that I would have really liked – the Insta Walk and the Embrace Happy sessions. I really hope I wasn’t the person who you mention as being a bit rude – I’m not quite sure where my head was at half the time. I don’t live a million miles from you though in North Hants. Anyway, it was lovely to chat to you briefly and you did look amazing and very fearless in that gorgeous yellow dress. X
Thanks! It’s always good to travel up with local bloggers, so next time give us a shout. Agree, so much to see and do at Britmums it very easy to miss things and my mummy was walking around like a headless chicken the majority of the time! x….and no it wasn’t you x