I’m off to BritMums Live 2013

Tom Briggs, Diary of the Dad

It doesn’t seem like that long ago that I was doing a passable impression of a rabbit in the headlights when I went to BritMums Live last summer. But it was. A whole chuffing year has passed since then, in fact, as I’m off on my merry way to BritMums Live 2013 next week.

Everyone else seems to be joining in with this linky, so I thought I would too. If you’re going, I’ll see you there. I’ll be the one who still looks like a rabbit in the headlights…


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Short and dark brown on top of my head. Shorter still and stubbly on my face.


Is this your first blogging conference?
Nope, I went last year.

Are you attending both days?
Oh yes. It would be a bit of a waste of money not to.

What are you most looking forward to at BritMums Live 2013?
The usual really. Meeting up with blogging friends and hopefully making some new ones too. Having a few drinks with said old and new friends and, of course, a good eight hours’ uninterrupted sleep on the Friday night.

What are you wearing?
Socks and pants to start with. Definitely those. Then whatever comes to hand that hasn’t been dribbled on when I pack my bag on the Friday morning. Oh, and Converse.

What do you hope to gain from BritMums Live 2013?
I haven’t had a chance to look at the schedule yet, but I’m hoping there’ll be some sessions that persuade newbies to WordPress that it doesn’t really hate them and that they can be firm friends after all.

At the moment, my relationship with this blogging platform is complicated and I’m secretly longing to be back on Blogger. If somebody can give me a slap, tell me to toughen up and show WordPress who’s boss, that would be grand.

Also, last year I was too nonchalant about getting free bags of stuff from all the stands in the main area. They had all gone by the time I decided to do the rounds late on the Saturday. I ended up with the sum total of two cuddly penguins and probably looked like a bit of a loon wandering around with just them clutched in one hand. I’m under strict instructions to get everything I can this year, so I literally hope to gain free stuff as well as new friends and bloggy knowledge.

Tell us one thing about you that not everyone knows
I was once a binman. I feel I ought to elaborate, but that sums it up really. I walked behind a smelly lorry tipping people’s rubbish into it.


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  1. Alison Rothwell

    Loved your answers! I’m looking forward to BritMums Live too – should be a fab event.
    if you see me please stop and say hi as I’d love to connect 🙂

    Best wishes


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