For those of you that don't know what BritMums Live is then where have you been?? :) BritMums Live is basically a HUGE conference that over 500 parent bloggers attend each year to learn new skills, meet other bloggers, network with brands and listen to some inspiring keynote speakers. The whole aim of this event is the educate, empower and inspire bloggers to be better and I can defiantly confirm that I felt all of these things at the end of yesterdays event.
For me, the event actually started on Friday night when I attended the BritMums Live fringe party in a beautiful hotel in super trendy Camden. I went to the party with a few of my mummy bloggers who I have been speaking to for a while (Faye from Tales & Tea, Stacie from Parker & Me and the lovely Chantal from Milk & Nappies...maybe I need a name with & in it as it seems to be a bit of theme!) and it was a chance for us to have a few drinks and mingle with some of the other bloggers before the main event the next day. I
After a few hours of sleep it was then time to head down to The Brewery for the fun and games to start. After getting in and grabbing our name badges and some coffee it was over to BritMums founders Susanna Scott and Jennifer Howze for a great welcome speech. Next we were introduced to the first 3 guest speeches. The first was a fantastic poem written by blogger Kirstie Pelling called BritMums We Are Live!! It was a great way to open the day. What I wasn't expecting from this day was to be in tears within the first hour of being there. The second speaker to take the stage was the amazingly strong and inspiring Anne-Marie Cockburn who sadly lost her 15 year old daughter Martha to an accidental overdose. Anne-Marie has written a book documenting what life was like for the first few months after Martha's death and listening to her speak and read from the book was just heart breaking. Finally we had the amazing Julie Creffield who spoke to us about ways to achieve our goals. She is the author of Too Fat To Run and she really spoke to me and I'm looking forward to reading her story and blog when I get a chance.
Next it was time for coffee and crepes in the Hub which was the place to be to connect with brands. There were so many amazing brands there and getting to chat to them about their products and brand was a great opportunity. Rather than go through all of the brand stuff here (as it would make this post even longer than it already is) I will be doing a haul post and video within the next week to talk through all of the amazing brands I met and all the goodies we got :)
Once again, I just want to say a huge thank you to Kiddylicious for sponsoring me to go to this event. A lot of bloggers receive sponsorship to go to BritMums Live as it is an expensive trip but after speaking to a lot of bloggers whilst there I am so pleased that Kiddylicious chose me. They have been so supportive, caring and easy to work with and from speaking to others, they unfortunately haven't had the same sort of relationship with their sponsors so THANKS KIDDYLICIOUS! YOUR DA BOMB!!!