It’s always the way. You attend a conference, return home fired up with ideas then real life gets in the way and your blog gets neglected. I have been writing, but not on my poor old blog. Deadlines for my column kept creeping up plus I’ve had the BritMums travel round-up to compile, all before we go away to Oslo.
At the moment I’m trying to clean the house so while the Harpic gets to work and before the next load of washing needs to go out, let me give you a flavour of what BritMums Live was like, just using some images.
|Bedroom at The Montcalm at the Brewery, London City|
I stayed here in 2013 too. Excellent service, comfortable bed and the conference was in the building next door. There are often good discounts available, especially at weekends when there is not so much demand, it being in the financial district. Just beware, they add the VAT onto the initial online price rather than include it.
|Sarah Ebner moderating the session on Women’s Voices –
with Stella Creasy MP, Bryony Gordon, Eleanor Mills and Helen Wills
One of a number of interesting sessions at the conference. I took this photo before the debate started and the panel look very relaxed. It was much more animated than that, I can assure you.
|Relaxing before the Brilliance in Blogging awards with two
of the other finalists in the travel category: Emma Raphael and Selena Jones
None of the above won the award but many Congratulations to Gretta from Mums Do Travel for a very well-deserved win.
|Waiting for our travel panel session with Emma and Simon Calder|
Simon, TV travel guru and travel editor for the Independent, was a very warm, approachable man. He was very happy to talk to people and I spent some time chatting with him beforehand in the Morrisons Lounge – as you do.
|Discussing travel inspiration with moderator Steve Keenan,
Simon Calder and Emma Raphael.
(Photo courtesy of The Ginger Warrior)
A very enjoyable travel session where I felt surprisingly at ease despite unwittingly showing a bit too much leg. Tried to cover them up with a clipboard.
Of course, the best part of the conference was meeting up with old and new friends. I shan’t mention everyone as I’m likely to forget some, but I would just like to say it was so lovely to meet Katia from Funky Wellies Random Thoughts who had travelled over from Germany to attend BritMums Live.
Right, the Harpic has done its job and the washing is ready to go out so I will leave it there. Will be back after our trip to Norway.