Okay so this past week saw me go to Britmums Live in London, my daughters gymnastics competition, run a Half Marathon, work, take Matilda to the park to feed the ducks... in the pouring rain, do swim lessons, work, rainbow and brownie run, work some more with my middle daughter home poorly, run 5k, take eldest to her gymnastics class, attend slimming world club, taking Matilda on a bus with her friend to the local library, more swimming lessons, work, tidy the garden, go to a friends bbq, go to out of hours at the local hospital with middle child - tonsillitis, tidy up the back garden and spend the afternoon at a friends so all the kids could play...
I'm at my happiest when i'm doing something beautiful to my garden or house and when i'm with friends and their kids. I am so excited for Summer break. I will be working but I will be working flexible hours to make sure my kids and I have an awesome Summer.
|She did well!|
|A Sunday HM with my running buddy Kirsty|
|Britmums Live pass the parcel and I won! What an ice breaker.|
|I met the lovely and funny V on the train on the way to Britmums Live. She blogs at http://dancinginmywellies.com|
|Size S from Oasis - a huge deal for me!|
|When you're short on dinner ideas... just get them to decorate their own pasta!|
|Feeding the ducks in the rain...oh and a little swing before we go home!|
|Bus journey to the local library... and we bagged a double decker too!|
It's amazing how much a mum can fit into a week right? I'm exhausted and half a pound heavier for it. How does that work?
Britmums Live was great! I went alone and spent days panicking because I had no children to hide behind. I had no reason to because my nerves turned into confidence and, this will sound stupid, but survival mode! I found the confidence to say hello to so many amazing bloggers. I felt gutted that some walked passed me at the event without a smile or a hello which made me feel a bit silly when I'm walking around with a beam on my face but I guess many other bloggers were nervous too. There were so many bloggers I wish I had hugged but didn't see them in the time I was there and there were a handful of the more popular bloggers that I wish I had just gone up to and started a conversation with but a) i'm sure they would have no interest in talking to me and b) they would have no idea at all who i was so it could have been very awkward!
I found the event rushed but immensely inspiring and motivational. I also found it frustrating because I just didn't feel good enough. I want to be good and I want to be better but it's all so overwhelming. Where do I start!?
A huge thank you to Vi (http://dancinginmywellies.com) for making me feel so relaxed! I laughed, I cried from laughing and I had a travel buddy!
It was also great to meet, for the first time; Mumology, Suburban Mum, Mrs Savage Angel, ScandiMummy and Alex Gladwin from Bump to Baby!
Oh and Michelle from http://www.thepurplepumpkinblog.co.uk was hilarious! and so was Jess from http://www.mrshelicopter.com - they both chatted to me and made me feel relaxed at the event! THANK GOODNESS!