Very Odd Weekend with friends, bloggers and a celeb!

Friday Night’s Alright!

On Friday night Me and Spencer’s ARC Daddy (Chris) headed out with friends leaving the kids and babies with Nanny Sue!

She’s such a brave lady taking them all on!

Now the group of friends we were out with us girls met through sure start 5 years ago and our husbands hit it off too, we are so lucky to have such good friends in our lives however we have never been out as a group before without the kids!

We went to the opening night of a new showbar in Lincoln. We stayed out until 4am! I’m not sure we have ever stayed out that long before (Ok maybe when I was in my early 20’s)

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BlogOn Toys

On Saturday morning me & Chris had to catch a train to Manchester for the BlogOn Conference!

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I haven’t  been to a blogging conference for ages you know due to me being heavily pregnant and then poorly and then with babies so  This year I decided to head to BlogOn Toys in Manchester. The last time I went it was held at the Manchester Science Museum Now though the team are hosting it at the amazing venue of Hotel Football!

As my anxiety has been playing up recently and the fact that myself and Spencer’s ARC Daddy haven’t had much of a chance to breathe this year I decided to bring him along too! He has recently got into instagram and Is my support on this weird blogging, vlogging journey I have chosen to take!

So after a manic night early morning on Friday we got off the train still feeling a little hyper from the night before!

We met up with a few other bloggers at Wagamams I was dressed as a Christmas pudding due to us attending the Christmas party after dinner!

I did get a few stares well you would dressed in Christmas dress in September!

We didn’t stay very late at the party as we were so tired from the night before! I did hear that there were bloggers still dancing as the DJ was packing up!

Sunday morning, we headed to the conference, grabbed our epic goody bags (no it’s not a windup take a suitcase trust me!) then grabbed a sausage sandwich for breakfast, bough tombola tickets and raffle tickets then headed to the welcome chat! A very relaxed welcome, swearing and all! By Laura of Tired Mummy of Two

I chose to attend public speaking and online presenting with Sophie Mei Lan Hale  and Lee Furness. They really did throw everyone in at the deep end. I actually cried as they wanted us to do a live video there and then, I’m not sure if it was nerves or tiredness or the fact i was coming down with a cold but I didn’t have anything to say and suddenly couldn’t think of anything I was passionate about!

Next up was creating awesome GoPro videos with Alex Wing!

This talk has throughly refueled my passion for creating cinematic vlogs! I can’t wait for our next Spencer’s ARC road trip to get some footage.

After the very delicious Christmas buffet lunch complete with sausages with bacon wrapped round, and mince pies we decided to head down to the brand den!

The brand den is where us bloggers can meet up with pr companies and direct with companies to exchange details take part in some crazy competitions and check out any new products brands are wanting to promote!

After we had made the rounds picking up lots of freebies we had missed the next session wich was a Photography Hub, a chance to make some flatlay scenes and receive some advice from those that are far more advanced that me! We did manage to catch the end of the session before we nearly missed the cake break.

The cake sponsored by Partypopteenies was delicious as always and went down really well with the prosecco provided by The Co-op      During the cake break we had a chat with one of the speakers of the day non other than Alex Winters former Cbeebies presenter. Such a lovely bloke!

The last talk of the day I decided to head to how to write a book! Now I have no Idea what I would write but i think the idea of writing a book a great goal to achieve! I thought this talk may give me a little inspiration and it has so watch this space!

The end of the day is the best event! It’s the raffle We won a couple of prizes but some walked out with armfuls the raffle consisted of all the prizes from the toy awards wich us blogger had voted on throughout the day! it was an epic haul i have to say!

Both me and Spencer’s ARC daddy (who I think just tagged along for the prosecco and the selfie with another cbeebies celeb.) had a great day and are now looking forward to booking for the May conference too!

See you all in May!

Nina x

 

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