In less than a weeks time, I will be at BritMums Live! I am extremely excited, and even a little bit giddy at the thought of going again. Last year was great, I attended Cybher, Blog Camp and BML, and met people who I had been chatting to online for years. It felt so strange that I knew so much about them from reading there blogs, but had never actually met them before. I made some great relationships with brands, and I laughed and cried at the most amazing and poignant speeches and blog posts that were read out throughout the event.
This year feels different though, just as exciting but somehow I feel even more nervous. Maybe because this is the first bloggy thing I’ve been to this year so far. But I love a challenge, and somehow I always seem to enjoy things if I have a little bit of nerves too.
I already know what I’ll be wearing (sort of) thanks to my personal stylist session, though I’m still not sure what I’ll be wearing on what day yet – shakes fist at the weather! I have also treated myself to a biker jacket, as recommended by Lucy, which I love so much, I may never take it off!
So in this post, I thought I would announce who is sponsoring me to attend the event as well as tell you a little about myself.
Name : Amanda, but I answer to Gidders (my twitter name) just don’t call me Mandy!
Blog : The Ana Mum Diary
Twitter : @gidders1
Height : 5 ft 9
Hair : Very blonde – I should point out I started going grey at 13 so I am actually nearly white in places!
Eyes : Blue
Is this your first blogging conference? : No this will be my 3rd!
What are you most looking forward to at Britmums Live 2013? : The whole experience, I honestly couldn’t pick one!
What are you wearing : THIS I am more than a little obsessed with satchels, it rare to see me without one, so I will be carrying one of those….oh and my new biker jacket of course.
What do you hope to gain from BritMums Live 2013: I can’t wait to meet more of my blogging friends, as well building relationships with brands. There are also some great workshops that I cant wait to attend!
Tell us one thing about you that not everyone knows : Hmm…. I was once crowned ‘Strawberry Queen’ that is both embarrassing and bizarre! I wanted the prize money to buy a tennis racket to impress a boy I liked at school. I may have revealed a little bit too much about myself there!
What’s your tipple?: I am really not choosy, a glass of prosecco is lovely, but anything apart from gin, that’s the work of the devil!
And so this year I have been really lucky to have been offered a sponsor for the event, who have kindly paid for my train, ticket and hotel. So I would like to announce my sponsor is…..
Look Again! (twitter @lookagainUK)
Look Again, are a new online home and fashion site. What I love about the site is, fashion wise you can shop by your body shape as well as the trend. So if you are looking for something with a pop of colour, you can filter your search that way. Or if you are, like me pear shaped, you can find items that will suit you. I LOVE this! The home section has everything from Range Cookers to Graham and Brown wall paper, excuse me while I lose a couple of hours browsing!
So I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you to Look Again, and I look forward to working with you!
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