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).