I was lucky enough to win a last minute ticket to the MAD Blog Awards Dinner last Friday, so I jumped at the chance of going to meet and celebrate the success of some of the countries best Mummy and Daddy bloggers.
Even though it was all a bit of a rush to collect the pickles from school, drop them with Grandma and shoot along the M4 into London, I knew it would be worth it.
Once I arrived and managed to park the pickles bus in the worlds tightest car park, I heading into the drinks reception feeling pretty nervous being a newbie, but the buzz was infectious as soon as I entered the room, I got chatting and felt at ease even though I didn’t really know anyone.
After drinks and chatter, we headed to our seats for a very scrummy dinner, then it was onto the important stuff The Awards.
This year for the second year running the awards was hosted by the very beautiful and charming Dr Ranj from Cbeebies and This Morning. He certainly did not disappoint with his witty humour and genuine excitement for the finalists.
There was lots of giggles and plenty of wine consumed (not by me unfortunately as I was driving, maybe next year!). As well as laughter there was many tears too, as some very inspirational bloggers that won awards shared their personal stories of ups and downs.
The evening was fantastic and definitely worth the travel, over the last few days I have been checking out lots of the great blogs that were finalists and now have plenty of bedtime reading.
So I would like to congratulate all of the winners especially The Future’s Rosie who won MAD Blog of the Year, well done everyone xx
Written by Jessamine Hislop-Newton, Mummy to 5 Pickles, Founder and Owner of Little Pickles Markets