CyberMummy11 was on Saturday. It’s the UK conference for parent bloggers, and, wow, did these 400 parent bloggers… er…. confer. Yes. That’s what we did. We conferred.
|Proof that we conferred.|
And TALKED. Oh geez we talked.
And ate. I reminded myself of that animal on Teletubbies with the big snorkel nose.
Some of us might have eaten the our own body weight in cupcakes.
It’s not often a conference starts with a video of your chest being played on an enormous screen for everyone to enjoy. It’s also a unique feeling having people say hello because they recognise you from it.
I’m going to forget the fact I was asked “what will you do about your blog title?” by someone who thought I was pushing 40. I must have come across as really wise and mature.
I had a massage – and let me tell you, there is nothing dainty about clambering onto a horse-like massage chair, with a pole running down the middle, face down, in a maxi dress. There is no photo of this, otherwise I would obviously *cough* share it here.
|The P&G Recharge Room. See the bloggers recharging?|
We got freebies. So many that I had to get a cab home – no way was I hauling that loot on the tube late at night. Here I’m looking very pleased with myself because I have loads of free things. You can’t tell but my arms were actually shaking from the weight. I really should have gone back to that pump class.
I might have borrowed this from Kate Takes 5’s Cybermummy post.
I had my hair done by a celebrity hairstylist… a real one, Michael Douglas, he’s on the telly and everything! He has haired Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and me. And that is his real name.
|Holding onto the famous hair stylist for dear life. “You did my hair! My hero!”
Taken by the talented, beautiful and quick witted Karin at Cafe Bebe.
I was also lucky enough to go to the Netmums reception afterwards, ooh and dinner too. Did I mention I’m going to be a Netmums Reviewer? No? Well, I’m going to be a Netmums Reviewer.
All this, and yet the highlight was definitely the people I met. It was a special thing to meet those whose blogs I love, and some who enjoy reading This Mid 30s Life too. When you stop and think about it, it’s pretty amazing. Not the fact that I stopped to think about something, but that a group of people from all over read each other’s writing, and came together to meet in person.
|Two of my favourites: Penny from Alexander Residence and Kate from Kate Takes 5.|
You don’t get to do that every day, do you?