This past weekend was the MAD Blog Awards, awards celebrating Mum & Dad bloggers from around the UK! I was so grateful and honored to make it to the finals for Best Baby Blog and Best New Blog. Up against so many of my friends and other amazing bloggers. It was my first time going so I was so excited and very nervous too.
I was so grateful that my good friend Morgana from Butwhymummywhy travelled with me on the train as she was up for Schooldays. We were both so excited with our Starbucks in hand we made our way to London Euston together.
We checked into our beautiful hotel the Royal Garden Hotel in the executive suite with our friend Katie from MummyDaddyandMe. The window views were amazing and we each took our time gazing out onto the street below. The room was perfect for the three of us to get ready in and share! *even at 2:30 eating pizza in bed! #greatmemories
To celebrate Morgana’s 30th we shared some scrumptious bubbly and cupcakes in our hotel room before getting ready! It was a double celebrating kind of day and the perfect occasion to catch up with the ladies.
I was a little nervous not to be sat with people I knew but at the end of the day it’s the only way to get to know other bloggers and I love that. So as I glanced at the seating chart, I was excited to see I was sat with Charly from PodCast and Danni from It Started with a Squish two lovely bloggers I knew and a few others that I was grateful to get to know. I wouldn’t be alone after all!
The food was outstanding especially a shout out to these beautifully delicious little ones! Sally really did a great job! It was a great meal and an evening to remember. Katie and I revamping our makeup after dinner! Always a great time for a selfie! So proud of you girl for your win in our category for Best Baby Blog. You are an amazing writer, mother, and friend!
Morgana and I celebrating our friends’ wins and our new found #teamlosers together. Of course we were sad we didn’t win but so happy for those that did and so grateful to even have made it to the finals. Morgana really has supported me so much over the last year of blogging and I can not thank her enough for all of it and most importantly for her friendship over the years. She is an amazing lady! I met Fritha at BritMums Live this year but I didn’t get a proper chance to get to know her and hang out until the MADs. She is as lovely as she is on her blog and her social media. I am so proud of her for her award! It was very deserved.
I was so proud of Lucy from Capture by Lucy for her award as well. She is such a good friend and so supportive it was lovely to catch up with her. I am only sad that I didn’t get to snap a quick photo with her. wink wink I know you have one Lucy!
I got to catch up with so many friends and meet new ones too. I wish I could mention you all here. For those that I didn’t get to say hello to I apologize and I do hope to catch up with you at the next event.
The evening didn’t disappoint with lovely chattering and there may have even been some spinning, cough I mean dancing with Katie from Hurrah for Gin. Thank you for keeping the night going lady!
The goody bag was stocked full of treats for all of us. I was very excited about the bag of chocolate and dug into it as soon as I got my pjs on. Yes, it was baking chocolate and no, I don’t care, I ate it anyways! Chocolate is chocolate. I grew up in American for goodness sakes anything is better than Hersheys! The fun didn’t stop there! The MAD blog awards may have been over the previous night but us ladies were going to make the most of it and have a nice brunch together with the lovely Katrina from Cool Bananas. Here we are one last hotel selfies before we say goodbye to the executive suite!
For more gossip check out my YouTube video I did on the MADs. I also may have made a Live from the Royal Garden Hotel video inside our room before we got ready. Check out my YouTube channel and have a laugh!