Tuesday, 4 October 2011

MAD Blog awards 2011....

Well Friday saw the awards ceremony for the MAD Blog Awards and I was proud to be a finalist in the Best Baby Blog Category along with 4 other great blogs.

I wore an outfit from Simply Be and I have to say I felt really happy with my look (makeup was courtesy of the lovely Doing it all for Aleyna as I loved hers so much!)

My category was up first and I sat alongside the gorgeous Jennie from Edspire who was also in my category. Although we didn't win (I never for one moment thought I would if I am honest) it was a pleasure to finally meet Jennie in person - she was as lovely as she appears on Twitter.

Claire and Jennie
I was really pleased when Claire from A Boy with Aspergers was announced as the winner in the most inspirational category and as she was sat next to me at the time it was evident out amazed she was to hear her name - well done lovely!

and the winner is....

I enjoyed the rest of the evening that was spent getting to know fellow bloggers, enjoying lovely nibbles and indulging in the odd glass of wine and not forgetting the karaoke .

Super Amazing Mum
After the event a few of us ladies grabbed a cab and headed of into London for a few drinks.  We sat outside (in short sleeves as September became October) enjoying the warm weather and good company before we headed for some sleep (ok ok S.A.M and I sat talking and drinking til 4am)

For the return to home I ended up juggling a closure on the tube and braving them alone with a part closure and sudden change in route but I did it, finding myself running down the platform to my awaiting train home.  I travelled there and home with the lovely Heather and I was so glad to plonk myself next to her on the train after convincing myself I was going to miss it.

All in all a great night spent with some truly lovely people.

The beautiful @sew_pretty