And the winner is….

And the winner is….

On Friday night we glammed up to the nines, started drinking at quarter past 3 in the afternoon and prepared ourselves to meet lots of lovely bloggers at the Mad Blog Awards.

We were still pinching ourselves as we walked into the grand venue at the Royal Garden Hotel. We couldn’t believe an idea we had to blog our lives had brought us on such an exciting adventure. Lots of amazing people were going to be in one room, waiting to take home a lovely glass award to adorn their mantle pieces or end up in their downstairs loo.

Clara had been lucky enough to be accessorised by Boden and had found a gorgeous dress in TK Maxx, which we will be writing about in a future post. I had put my outfit together using several of my favourite stores, Primani, Topman and River Island. We were looking forward to not only possibly winning an award, but also being honoured to present an award. Clara was excited to get her makeup done by the lovely ladies from Oriflame, whilst I looked on bemused by all the different makeup items on show.

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Once we were allowed into the drinks reception area, the free wine went down very nicely. Everyone discovered that C is much more confident in approaching people than me, unless I am under the influence of alcohol and then I really don’t have any issues in marching over and telling you how much I love you.

Dinner was a silver service affair. I have OCD, which I am sure I will blog about eventually, so the meal time was a bit of an issue for me. But C adored her dinner and it certainly looked like the rest of our table did too. Just as dessert arrived, Sally from Tots100, informed us that the award we were giving out was up first. This seemed to cause us more butterflies than thinking about our own nomination for an award.

Dr Ranj kickstarted the evening and soon we were stood in the wings, waiting to go on stage to open the golden envelope. Once on stage everything happened so fast. We had already agreed that I would say “and the winner is….” whilst C announced…….. Mummy Daddy and me, winner of Best Pregnancy Blog. I was over the moon, I count Katie as a good friend we’ve made through blogging and was so honoured to be presenting her with an award.

Mad Blog Award Giving

Picture Credit – PODcast

As we sat back down at our table, Dr Ranj announced the next award was for Best Baby Blog, the category we were finalists in. C and I exchanged glances, we knew at that moment that we weren’t winners, we just got a feeling it just wasn’t our night. We were right, the award went to the lovely Emma from Crazy With Twins. Once the awards were in full swing, time flew by. Soon Dr Ranj rounded up the award giving and a man called Mr Mozzarella was giving me a bear hug.

This is when we could truly relax and enjoy the evening. More free drinks were consumed, hugs were shared, dancing occurred and I got to stroke lots of people’s awards. I also got to speak to lots of women I find truly inspirational. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. There was also a nice warm feeling around the room, a strong sense of community, all these wonderful people in one room and C and I got to stand alongside them.

Mad Blog Awards

I really hope we get to go next year, to have an award with My Two Mums on, would really be an honour. But also, I’d quite like to experience those warm welcoming arms of the blogging community again and I’m not really one for hugging.

Presenting

We’d like to thank Sally and the team who made the night possible and also Parentdish for helping to make it all happen. Also a huge thanks to Boden for supplying C with her shoes and bag. She looked stunning.

 

  • Downs Side Up

    I have to say that this post gave me goosebumps. Yes, the evening felt like such a supportive, communal, string arms hugging each other kind of evening, which I feared it would not be. And meeting and chatting to you both was one of my absolute highlights. Genuine bloggers with heart and integrty always go far: the cream rises to the top xxx

  • Tas D

    Ahh you both look lovely and it sounds like such a good evening filled with fun! Hope you’re recovered now!

  • Lauren_W

    I think you’ve described the evening perfectly and I’m so glad you had a wonderful time. I’m really jealous that I didn’t get to be there with you and am gutted I missed out on drunk Kirsty hugs!
    You both looked amazing and have beautiful, genuine smiles.

    I’d also like to say how proud I am of you for being there. You really deserve it and I hope one day you take home an award :-) xx

  • Bex @ The Mummy Adventure

    It was lovely getting to chat to you both and sorry about the constant chatter! Next year will be your year, I can feel it x

  • AidaLeal

    such a nice post and it does sound like you had a great time, you two look so happy, gorgeous smiles all around!

  • xOjox

    You 2 are inspirational to me! I was too shy to do much more than briefly say hello at britmums! I am sure that plenty of awards are in your future, maybe next year is your year, around the same time as wedding bells, maybe?? :-) xx

  • Charly Dove

    What a wonderful post, a really great round-up and some great photos. If you were nervous you really couldn’t tell and you both looked super happy – and fabulous! It was good to see you again. Your time will come I’m sure :)

  • Super Busy Mum

    Fab post, great photos and it looked like an amazing night!! You both looked smashing too! x

  • disqus_dIRjNoslsp

    Great post and round up of the night. It was truly wonderful to be there. Lovely to meet you both, you did grand up on stage! x

  • mummydaddyme

    You two are some of the kindest, most supportive and lovely bloggers I have met in the blogging world. I agree with Hayley that next year will be your year- you deserve every bit of recognition you receive. I couldn’t have asked for anyone better to present my award, so thank you for that. Was a fab evening. x

  • http://www.mamayoutalk.com/ Mama, you talk?

    Great post! Looks like you all had a fab time!

  • http://theoliversmadhouse.co.uk/ Jaime Oliver

    what a really beautiful post rounding up your Mad Blog Award journey. I was loving your pictures via instagram on the night.

    Thank you for sharing and linking up with #MagicMoments x

  • Lucy

    It was such a fun night I’m so glad I got to be there and experience the whole fun of it, especially with lovely ladies like you.
    x

  • Becky Goddard-Hill

    It was such a warm and lovely night wasnt it. :-)

  • Jen Walshaw

    It is the most inspirational and warm night of the year for me. A real highlight to see so many fab bloggers sharing the love and having a ball. It was great to see the two of you again.

  • Kim Carberry

    Wow! Seems like you both had a fab time x

  • http://softthistle.net Marylin

    Gutted I managed to miss you both!! There *has* to be a next time! Glad you had such a great time. :) x

  • innocentcharmer

    Great account of the evening, I am so glad you both had a fun time, I loved spending time with you both, you made me smile, especially with boxer talk. You are both featured on a little quick video on my blog, I hope you don’t mind, if you do shout and I will take it down xxx

  • http://www.FranglaiseMummy.com/ Franglaise Mummy

    Wow, it sounds like a great evening – here’s hoping that you get the award with your name on next year.