Sunday, 14 June 2009

British Mummy Bloggers meet-up

This is a quick post from Victoria Station (courtesy of McDonalds’ free wi-fi). I will add proper links and so on later on/tomorrow.

Had a lovely time, and managed to talk to most people, though not everyone. I met Emily of Maternal Tales, Potty Mummy, Part Mummy Part Me, NixdMinx, Noble Savage, Surprised Zoe, Peggy of Perfectly Happy Mum, Melissa of Home Office Mum and More to Life than Laundry and Amy of And One More Makes Four, as well, of course, as the amazing Susanna A Modern Mother, who we have to thank for this meet-up and the whole phenomena that is British Mummy Bloggers. There were some others who I didn’t manage to talk to (and probably some whose names I’ve forgotten – I have mentioned how bad I am at names).

It was lovely to put faces to names and to talk in person to so many people who I feel I know. There were no huge surprises – I did think Susanna had long blond hair, but everyone else looked more or less how I pictured them. And everyone I spoke to was very nice and easy to talk to. When you have been reading about people’s lives for a while, I suppose it makes it easier to talk to them than the school gate nightmare.

Silver Cross, who sponsor BMB and provided the funds for this lunch, were also there to talk about and demonstrate two of their new products, both of which look pretty good – the Halo (stroller and travel system) and the Doodle (very innovative high chair). They were even giving them away. If I didn’t have to trawl all the way back home on the coach, I would have been very tempted by the Halo.

Anyway, I’ve gotten my money’s worth out of McDonalds’ wi-fi and need to go and find the right bay for my coach home.

Lovely to meet you all and hopefully we’ll get a chance for a longer meet-up some time soon (unfortunately, I can’t make it to Butlins).

17 comments:

  1. Hi Tasha
    think I saw you there but you were always on the opposite side of the table and I was a bit hindered by baby fifi! Sorry- but hello! Glad you enjoyed it too, it was great to put a face to peoples blogs wasn't it.
    claire

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  2. Sounds like a great occasion. If you are ever in San Francisco I'd love to meet some of you!

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  3. Claire: Sorry - I was trying to get to you to say hello, but seemed to get stuck at either end of the table!

    Geekymummy: I will let you know if we're ever in San Francisco, though I doubt that will be anytime very soon! Do you get to go to any mommy blogger meet-ups over there?

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  4. Was really good to meet you finally! Am sad it's all over now!! x

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  5. Sounds like you had a great time! So wish I could have been there...maybe the next time xx

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  6. Emily: You too! It was all so much easier than the school gate nonsense. Why don't you all live round the corner?

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  7. Clareybabble: It was lovely, yes. I'm sure there will be many more for you to come to.

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  8. Oh, you're making us overseas mums very jealous.

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  9. Wonderful to meet you too and impressed you made the journey and posted this at McDoanlds!

    I wish I had long blond hair!

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  10. It was great to meet all of you (well, most of you -- I missed a couple people). We'll definitely have to do it again! We should make it at least a biannual event, I say.

    Susanna looked pretty much how I pictured her, funnily enough.

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  11. Us expat Mums are green green green with envy. How I wish I could have been there. Sigh. But I'm loving reading about it on everyones blogs. Sounds brilliant.

    I thought Susanna had long blonde hair too. No idea why!

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  12. Iota & BiB/FM: Sorry! Next time you come back to the homeland, you should let us know and maybe we can arrange something specially.

    NS: Yes, I missed a few too. You're little boy is gorgeous, by the way. I think someone said there would be quarterly meet-ups, though I think they may be in different regions to avoid London-centricity. Good luck with getting everything ready to go home!

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  13. Yes, lovely to meet you, too! Although a bit briefly, I agree. Had to go and feed the baby. Realised too late that the dress didn't allow to feed unless I wanted to sit there in my knickers.

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  14. MM: Oh no! I remember how annoying it was not being able to wear dresses. Forgot that I have that to come again.

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  15. It was lovely to put a face to the blog ;-) You looked positively glowing. Great to meet you and hope to see you again in the not-too-distant...

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  16. Lovely to meet you, too. Good luck with trying to persuade hubby! I'm not sure where the glowing impression, but I'll gladly take the compliment!

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