Real life/Blog life

I’ve been up and down the country like a yo-yo this week!

On Saturday I went to Blogcamp, the excellently run conference by Tots100, held in Birmingham. I had to get up at 4:30am but it was worth it to see some of my lovely blogging pals and I learnt a LOT. Specific highlights were the Travel blogging sessions with Kirstie from Family Adventure Project and Lori from Wild and Grizzly. And Vicki from Honest Mums‘ sessions were really inspiring. She is really pushing the boundaries of what is possible!

The List 34 - conference week! With Aby from  You Baby Me Mummy

Sunday was nice and chilled. Playing out in the sunshine and we went for a bike ride in the morning, then had lunch out and spent some time in our new ‘local’ getting to know some of our neighbours.

The List 34 - conference week! Shorts from Piccolo Bambino

I love this photo of Reuben’s gorgeous shorts from Piccolo Bambino!!

On Monday and Tuesday were completely uneventful as I had my head down trying to get through my work load – I’m nearly there! On Wednesday I was back down to London for the Skimlinks C2CSummit, which was, in a word, awesome. My head is literally exploding with possibilities, ideas and ways to take this blog forward. I don’t even really know where to start!

The List 34 - conference week! C2CSummit by Skimlinks

Thursday night Mike and I managed a date night to go and see Gaz Coombes. Due to drink related issues we couldn’t get in to see Gaz when we were at the 6 Music Festival but this was way better as the Cluny is such an intimate venue. We could see his face and everything!!

The List 34 - conference week! Date night to see Gaz Coombes at the Cluny in Newcastle


With plenty of time on trains this week i’ve listened to some brilliant podcasts.

I’ve been telling everyone I meet to listen to Amander Palmer’s interview with Tim Ferris – really interesting and inspiring. And, you’ll probably get half-way through and want to watch her Ted Talk, which has been viewed almost 7 million times, so here it is for you…

I’m also still loving After the Jump and particularly enjoyed Productivity Tips and Choosing your Words Wisely.

Over to You

Aby, my cohost from You Baby Me Mummy, and I love #TheList and all your interaction with us on a Friday, so please do remember to come for a natter and tweet us your links! Last week was pretty epic and here are my featured bloggers…

Featured bloggers

My Travel Monkey – Tips to survive a long plane journey with a toddler – the longest we’ve been on a plane was 6 hours and it wasn’t fun so we’ve put off long haul. I’m ready to rethink that now I’ve got this in my arsenal!

Misplaced Brit – Owning Twitter – this is literally exactly what you need to do with 15 minutes a day to own twitter. I bloody loved it and I’m going to print it out and get my highlighter to it!

Ickle Pickle – What a new puppy needs – we’re getting the new kittens next weekend so I got very excited (and nervous we’ve made the right decision!!) by this post!

On to this week and I am linking  Inspiring Mamas: Ashleigh Money Saver and 10 things to buy a baby, and Aby is linking BlogCamp Highlights (part one!) and 5 Things; I wish I wasn’t. What will you link up?!

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