BritMums Live 2016 #BML16

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So, I am on the train home after my second BritMums Live blog conference in London and wanted to share my highlights before I forget!

Britmums Live #BML16

I spent the weekend mostly with Zena, you must know by now that we are best friends after meeting through blogging two years ago. This weekend (and every time we meet) saw our friendship grow even more as we spend time catching up. We stayed at a beautiful apartment in West Kensington thanks to sponsor FG Properties.

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We had a delicious meal at Jamies Italian on Friday night in Angel, I have never eaten at a Jamie’s Italian before, and was really impressed. The food was beautiful and  I loved the style of the restaurant.

Britmums Live #BML16

We headed over to a drinks party at the Holiday Inn in Camden – WOW, Camden is awesome! What a vibrant, eclectic place, I loved it and spent most of the walk with my jaw dropped open! I am a real tourist in London, in awe of everything!

Britmums Live #BML16

After a great nights sleep, and a lot of catching up with Zena, we arrived at The Brewery for #BML16 around 9.15am. The pastries had all gone (registration opened at 9!)

We had a really chilled, relaxed day – last year was mental, I crammed so much in and it took a week to recover! This year was different – it could be because I have been before, and maybe I have moved along quite a bit on my blogging journey, but I just didn’t get out of it anything particularly new for blogging. It is always helpful to cover old ground though, and pick up a tip or too from other bloggers! We attended a couple of sessions, talked with some great brands, drank some prosseco, and just enjoyed!

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I did give in to setting up my SnapChat account (Kaz_Dee) and went to a great talk by Aly Hodge which was of huge benefit. I ‘get it’ a little more now! SnapChat is where I will be sharing ‘warts and all’ snippets of our lives. It already is a bit addictive!

It was great to meet some other bloggers with whom I spend quite a bit of time online, and great to catch up with some other old friends too.

Britmums Live #BML16

We had a lovely meal at Pizza Express last night, meeting more new faces and catching up with my crazy blogger friend Jess, who literally makes my face ache through laughing so much.

It was a relaxed start to the day this morning, Zena and I parted at the tube station at around 9am and I caught the train to South Wales at 10.37am.

So, my highlights:

Seeing Zena

Talking with a couple of brands that look like (hopefully) we could build some good future collaborations with.

Lunch – delicious this year!

Free prosseco courtesy of The Caravan Club Big Little Tent Fest room.

Staying in a gorgeous apartment in a quiet area of the city.

Learning about SnapChat 😉

My lowlights:

No pastries, very limited ‘nice’ coffee (last year it was plentiful). You know how how much I love my coffee!

Being told off twice by a BritMums team person for being where I shouldn’t (In the Hub too early and too late!)

A lot to cram into just one day this year.

It was a great weekend, I am so thankful to my sponsors for enabling me to go this year, I simply couldn’t do it without their support.

It was more about the networking this year, which is always so much fun and brings ongoing benefits to me and my blog. Did you go to Britmums Live #BML16 this year?

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  1. Hi there, this sound like a lot of fun! Just out of context and curiosity, do you know if Mumsnet is doing another blogfest this year? Just wondering if you heard anything while at the conference? // sorry for asking.
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  2. Ahh! It sounds like you had the best time…Fab photos.
    hehehe at you being told off. You naughty thing. 😛 x
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  3. Looks like you had a really nice time. Being told off, that made me smile 😀
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  4. Absolutely fabulous to meet you Kaz. I have been a big fan of your blog for a while but I will enjoy reading it even more now that we have met in person. Look forward to seeing you at another blog event soon. Ps your apartment sounds lovely, I was at the Travel Lidge and was awoken at 5am this morning for a false fire alarm;(

  5. I am so glad you had a great time! Seems like you built some great relationships and experiences to expand your blog! I can’t wait too see! I am so thrilled for you!

    xoxo, Candice
    http://www.candicenikeia.com

  6. I have never attended this event. I hear a lot about it on social media but just not interested. I think it is meant for parenting bloggers more. Am I right?

  7. Camden is one of my favourite places in London, when you need something to do, it is the place to go x
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  8. It was really lovely to meet you this weekend, I really enjoyed the Camden party. The location was just gorgeous x
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  9. Great you had a nice break and managed to get some wine before the rush x

  10. It sounds like you had a great and busy weekend. I can’t believe you got told off twice tho haha!

  11. I had the best weekend with you lovely. I think we got a lot out of it, even if it wasn’t down to the event itself. So glad we are friends xxx

  12. Glad you had some highlights. Love the pictures. I thought it was too much to cram in to one day too. X
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  13. Sounds like a busy time! Can’t believe you got told off for being early. That’s not rude, that’s just being keen!
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