Days Out

I Went To BritMums Live 2015

It feels like an age away now but just two weekends ago I went to my first ever BritMums Live. A blogging conference that is set over two days, meaning that I would have to stay in London overnight.

I have wanted to attend a BritMums Live for so long and I did actually have a ticket last year but I knew a two-day event would be too much for me being so far along in my pregnancy. So I cancelled my ticket and brought 2015’s as soon as they were released.

I was very nervous about attending but thankfully Jo at My Monkey’s Don’t Sit Still was happy to look after me.

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My BritMums experience involved attempting to break an official Guinness World Record for wrapping the most mummies in three minutes. We broke the record but I think my mummy was disqualified as we had some gaps. Well gone Jo for letting me wrap you in toilet paper!

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I visited lots of the different sessions hoping to expand my blogging knowledge. There were so many that I wanted to go too that I could have easily had another day for those. I also visited the brands that were in the hub during the two days and had many silly photos taken.

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I also finally got to meet so many bloggers in person. People that I have been talking too, and following their blogs for years on the internet. It was so nice to finally be able to say hello in real life. Being a blogger I’m actually really terrible at remembering to take photos of myself with people I meet. I did get a few selfies just before the final keynotes started but there were so many more people I should have had photos with.

Here I am with Jeannette, my lovely co-host form Autism Mumma. Stacey from Mummy M’s Memories. Mary from Over 40 and a Mum to One and Donna from What the Redhead Said.

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The Bloggers Keynote speeches were very emotional. There were some that touched some nerves as they related to autism and children on the spectrum, and others that made me laugh. I take my hat off to the bloggers for getting up and reading their very personal posts. I don’t think it’s something that I would be able to do.

What did I think of BritMums Live?

I found Friday really over whelming. Everyone is really excited as they are seeing friends again for the first time in a year and that energy is just bouncing around everywhere. After being welcomed to BritMums you are then thrown into the first sessions and I felt very out of my depth. The Saturday was so much calmer and more relaxed.

I loved the social side of BritMums and I think for many that is what it is all about. I do wonder if there was more time to mix on the Friday before BritMums officially opens it might feel a little calmer. I felt that there were so many people I wanted to meet and talk too and I just didn’t get time.

Would I go to BritMums again?

I would love to but it can be quite an expensive weekend. We will just have to see what the next year brings.

6 Comments

  • Jo Laybourn

    Great post Jane and thank you so much for the mention. It was a pleasure ‘looking after’ you! I have said both times that I’ve been that I prefer the Saturday.

  • Donna

    It was so, so lovely to meet you finally!! For me Britmums is all about the social side – I didn’t learn much last year and this year I was disappointed with the amount of brands as that area had been bigger last year but looking at both events on their own the one things I loved was meeting so many people! x

  • Nikki Frank Hamilton

    Sounds like a great time!!! Glad you got to attend, you’ll know what to expect next year, hopefully it will be easier for you.

  • Jenny @ The Brick Castle

    I’m glad you had a good time – and it’s nice to see those selfies with a couple of my favourite bloggers 🙂
    It is all very overwhelming – I think the saving grace is the fact that actually EVERYONE feels like that, whoever they are.
    Thank you for your comments, and sorry if I made you cry xx

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