Photo’s of my TK Maxx outfit for the MADs blogging awards

At last I’ve managed to show you the official pictures of my gorgeous TK Maxx dress for the MAD Blog Awards.  I totally learnt two lessons from this:

1) Shop as though someone else is paying, because it made me more imaginative (it wouldn’t actually have cost me more)

2) Go shopping with friends and make the most of your money by looking for a bargain

The one on the right is as I arrived with the lovely blue fluffy thing – I’ve always wanted one of those!  I’m looking a little ‘arggh red carpets and professional camera, how scary!’

On the left is me meeting up with the gorgeous Softthistle, who I have talked to loads on twitter.  So you get to see the dress without the fluffy coat thing.

My problem when going to blogging events is that I know their twitter or blog names so well, that it just feels wrong to call people by their ‘real’ names.  So ‘softthistle’ will always be ‘softthistle’ to me, I was just surprised that she didn’t have that surprised look on her face like her twitter avatar ;o)

 

 

 

 

  I was so chuffed to get to meet the wonderful Violet Posy, because she is the fab blog designer who came to my aid when I moved from wordpress.com to self-hosted with wordpress.org.  We hadn’t even spoken on the phone or anything, so I was really chuffed to get to talk to her.

I did eventually manage to stop blubbing enough to give a garbled thank you when I got the award!

 

Thank you again for all your votes, and to TK Maxx for my dress, Parent Dish for sponsoring the event, Talk Talk for hosting it at their customer experience centre and sponsoring my category, Sally Whittle for being the organiser of the MADs and her fabulous team for a wonderful night.  Oh and all the mummy bloggers I got to talk to or not talk to on the night, it was great being in a room with you all, slightly crazy mummy (and a couple of daddy) bloggers.

 

I promise to do a proper blog for pictures of the jewelry next week as well!

Video Wed: Me Practicing My Losing Gracefully & Humbly Jumping Up And Down Faces

Sally Whittle, the organiser of the MADs Blog Awards, really likes to see me look daft!  I love her blog, and it brightens my day, so here is my present for her!

You see, I’ve been wondering whether I should be practicing my faces for the awards ceremony in SIXTEEN DAYS TIME?  Yes, I am ridiculously excited about the whole thing!

I’m also excited that the lovely TK Maxx are bringing me into London next week to get an outfit, and most importantly to style me and give advice from a fashion blogger.  How fabulous is that!

So here you go, am I managing the ‘of course I’m so pleased for them’ face (whilst actually wanting to hit them on the head with something very heavy), and the ‘really, what little old moi’ face (which will probably actually be me in floods of tears within seconds if I win).

For my lovely Kindle Blog readers, just check out my channel on YouTube and you’ll see it there in the introductions.