Another Wow Year at BritMums Live

Blimey what a difference a year makes, I remember attending BritMums live last year a new blogger full of blogging hopes and dreams, I hardly knew everyone and found BritMums Live a little like an encouraging warm hug.

It all felt so glam and exciting, yet friendly. As soon as the early bird tickets were out I re booked, so excited about the year ahead. All year I have excitedly planned and chatted with friends about meeting up and spending the weekend in a blogging bubble.

britmumspinLast weekend the big moment finally arrived, my self and my lovely friends Lisa and Katie set of on the train to London, this year was going to be so different, why? Because over the year I had met some incredible friends and we were all meeting up to enjoy the conference together.

So, what are my highlights of this year? There were so many it is so hard to choose but here goes;

The atmosphere, BritMums still felt just as exciting this year, it is so friendly. I love the fact that no matter what level a blogger is they take the time to say hello and chat.


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Honestly the generosity of some people is astounding, the fact that bloggers don’t mind giving you hints and tips to help you improve your blog. The attitude of most in the blogging community is that there is enough room for all of us, and I love that.

I can’t believe I played part in a Guinness World Record, yes you read right. We were involved in the most Mummies to be wrapped in 3 minutes. I was a mummy ha ha, to be honest it’s not as easy as it looks, being a mummy is a huge responsibility.

brit mums 1All the mummies once wrapped had to stand to be adjudicated and it felt to take forever, I stupidly held my arms up whilst the lovely Lisa and Jenna were wrapping me, it was agony holding that stance for what felt like hours, but it was worth it we beat the current world record by 1. That was something I did not expect to bring away from the event.

Lucy Heaths’ session on styling was genius, I love how she is able to keep a session interactive, and it gave me some great ideas. I left feeling so inspired. She turned blog design into a craft mood board session. It was fantastic; through mood boards she demonstrated how blog design could be so simple.

britmums4My favourite session of the weekend was the Pinterest session it was incredible. I literally could have burst during the session it made Pinterest make so much sense, all the exciting opportunities that are available. How to make it work for you, I loved the session and couldn’t wait to get home and get pinning.

The Bibs, it was incredible to see the fantastic bloggers nominated and have a few great friends in the finals. Congratulations to all of the finalists, and the winners I was on the edge of my seat during the awards. It must have been so hard choosing the winner out of such a talented bunch.

There were some great brands were to chat with, it is great to get the time to chat with PR’s and get their perspective. Generally PR contact is via email, so it made such a refreshing change to actually speak to a PR about a brand, and how they work.

Spending time with my blogging besties was just wonderful, we had so much to chat about, laughed and cried together. I am so lucky to have made such a wonderful group of blog friends.

britmums3The keys note speakers, what a line up Victoria Wright and Ella Woodward were so inspirational, and Carole Smilie and Caprice had me in stitches. They were all wonderful women who had great stories to share.

Another year is over, it has been emotional, I have laughed, cried at times felt so overwhelmed, and at others been inspired. I have learnt too much. But one thing is for sure; I can’t wait until next year.

 

14 Comments

  1. 23rd June 2015 / 1:04 pm

    It was lovely to finally meet you, although it was too brief! BritMums is such a whirl. Must catch up again at the MADs if not before!

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      23rd June 2015 / 11:27 pm

      I know Helen it went so quick, yes defiantly would love to catch up soon, cant wait till the MADs eek x

  2. 23rd June 2015 / 4:44 pm

    Brilliant. Looks like you had an amazing time! I’ve put off reading some of the write ups because I was so sad not to make it this year 🙁 I’m really looking forward to meeting you at the MADs though x x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      23rd June 2015 / 11:27 pm

      Ah Suzanne it would have been lovely to meet you at least we have the MADs I cant wait x

  3. 23rd June 2015 / 8:00 pm

    So lovely seeing you again. Britmums was a blast and I really enjoyed it x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      23rd June 2015 / 11:30 pm

      Karen it was so fab wasn’t it ? what a fab weekend it has been lovely to spend time with you x

  4. 23rd June 2015 / 8:29 pm

    This is a FAB post and such brilliant photographs. Oh it was amazing wasn’t it? I bet the year feels so different for you! Was lovely and wonderful to catch up with you again, and spend so much time with you. So glad we laughed and enjoyed it so much! Roll on the next event 🙂 Jess x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      23rd June 2015 / 11:30 pm

      Thanks Jess, yes it was so wonderful I had the best time and feel so lucky to have met you all x

  5. 23rd June 2015 / 10:24 pm

    It was fab to meet you properly. And thank you so much for all the tips and advice. I’ve come to realise that I’m mostly useless at a lot of this blogging stuff. xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      23rd June 2015 / 11:32 pm

      Ah you gave me lots of tips too, it was so lovely to meet up, I had a great weekend x

  6. 23rd June 2015 / 10:34 pm

    What a great write up Sarah. I was so jealous following all the fun that was going on at Britmums. I definitely need to attend next year after getting the confidence to go to Blog On this year. Looks like you had an amazing time xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      23rd June 2015 / 11:32 pm

      Ah Tracey, yes you need to attend next year you will love it xx

  7. 24th June 2015 / 6:54 pm

    I’m so sorry that I didn’t manage to meet you, but I’m very glad that you had such a great time. So did I 🙂

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      24th June 2015 / 10:58 pm

      It was fab wasn’t it, hopefully we will meet next time x

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