As you probably know I attended my very first Britmums Live this weekend thanks to my sponsors tommee tippee. I’ve got such a lot to say about the weekend that I’m actually going to split it over a couple of posts – in part to just avoid a basic recount of we did this and then we did that . . . BORING!
So the first in my series of posts about Britmums live is: 25 things I learned at #Britmumslive this year . . .
1. If I don’t wear lipstick and stripes people won’t recognise me (Ok that’s a bit of an exaggeration but at least 4 people commented on my lack of bright lipstick on Friday and more still on my lack of navy stripes on Saturday – I appear to have accidentally branded myself)
2. It is possible to arrive at London Euston station and feel relaxed rather than rushed
3. I am definitely not in the same boat as Caprice
4. Periscope might be the “next big thing”, or it might not. Either way it strikes me as very odd
5. Susanna & Jen are both American . . . Who knew?
6. My new Maidenform shapewear is amazing
7. Pineapple can look like raw fish
8. Red Rose Baby is a complete star & a pleasure to travel with
9. Crazy SEO stuff which blew my mind – lots more for me to learn there!
10. I know a lot more bloggers than I thought I did
11. Watermarking YouTube videos allows people to subscribe to your channel direct
12. It’s very easy to hail a black cab – if his light is on (otherwise not so much)
13. It’s doable to do a two day conference in brand new shoes
14. Britmums has it’s own unique “noise” – imagine hundreds of women in one place. Add wine, childfree time and general excitement into the mix and you come up with a whole world of shrieking, laughter, tears and chatter.
15. Being wrapped head to toe in toilet roll is quite claustrophobic
16. If you keep some business cards in the back of your name badge they’ll always be handy! (Thanks to Jenny for that one!)
18. Carol Smillie is genuinely easy to listen to and very affable (even if she is talking about pants and periods)
19. Brands may well search the entirety of your social media before working with you (English Mum)
20. Hearing Bloggers reading their most emotional posts in their own voices is empowering, inspirational and heartbreaking
21 You can learn an awful lot about someone when you share a room with them for the weekend!
22. Britmums disappears in a flash
23. The moment you walk away from the event and look on Twitter you’ll realise there’s at least 5 people you didn’t get chance to see
24. People can be much shorter or taller in real life than you thought they were
25. No matter how good a weekend you’ve had, it’s always nice to get home to your babies!