Brit mums blogging conference is over for this year (although they are doing a foodie one) and as I was an attendee thanks to Kaleidoscope.co.uk I figured I would tell you about my weekend.
It all started the Friday morning, I received a message from my mum saying the lumps we had all be worried about on my dad, and the numerous tests and appointments he had gone through were worth it and his results were clear, that was just the positive start I needed. I love my dad immensely and to know that was no longer a worry was amazing. I head to the train station after a lift of my lovely monster in law to the station to read that my train was delayed. It was really very delayed and after messaging a few people I was told there had been a fatality. This deeply saddens me, how someone could be so low to do something like this knowing they were going to die.
It actually made me want to go home, and just be with my boys and the male, but I pushed on, waited for my train and got on in the hope that this weekend would be worth it and I would learn something.
Boy did I learn something.
I learnt that I have a huge girlie crush on Kirstie Allsopp well I already knew that but I did learn that she is as naturally cool and excited in real life just as she is on the TV.
I learnt that the dress I wore was Freddie Kruger-Esque. (who ever that is) but I still love it.
I learnt that alcohol consumption at social events should be a big no no to me, especially as it’s not needed. I am a pretty fun person anyway and alcohol ruins my fun.
I learnt that you don’t need to speak much in school to have a connection after school.
I learnt that I have the bestest friends.
I learnt that I love my new canon x50 very very much.
I learnt that social media and blogging brings some fabulous people into your life.
I learnt how human beings can over come so much and have so much strength, Katie piper’s talk was absolutely amazing. She is a survivor, her confidence and strength is an inspiration to all.
I learnt that you never know who you are going to meet, on my train journey home along with the very fabulous Miss PippaD we got talking about various very interesting topics and listening to her great tales ‘Teach’her’ *rolls on the floor, she literally must be the happiest person I have ever met! With her I learnt that I need to smile more.. just because.
When Pippa got off at her stop I noticed the couple opposite me, a lady reading a book and her partner who was in a wheelchair. We sat in silence for a while and then after a few tweens were so excited about the toilet that was next to us and we had got talking about how cute it was, we started talking about life. It turns out that her partner used to be a photographer taking beautiful photographs until he fell severely ill with multiple sclerosis. She explained to me after hearing the story of a celebrity that ran with a lady in a wheelchair for 14 miles, which was a grueling task up and down hills. That no one noticed who he was at all and the crowd were all cheering for the lady he was pushing who had a sign on the front with her name. She said the story had inspired her hubby so much so that he wanted to do the run but as she couldn’t her son’s and nieces were going to do the run with him. That meant they were now to take on their next task of trying to get sponsor for a different wheelchair as the one they had wasn’t suffice for the run. Oh how I wish I had taken some details to contact her.
And best of all I learnt that I have the most amazing family, The male was brilliant this weekend with our lovely boys, the boys were so excited to see that I was home and so appreciative of their presents and that they make my heart burst daily with their unconditional love and cuteness.
It was amazing to put so many faces to twitter names and blogs. I had a fantastic weekend. Thank you to my Sponsor Kaleidoscope for sponsoring me to go.
I did visit some sessions but sometimes the biggest impact from the events are the people that attend them. I am already looking forward to next years event.
The moral of my britmum’s journey is that Human beings are amazing and we should all live each day with a smile knowing that our smile could change someone else’s whole day.
You are who you are people, and you are Amazing.