C&G Baby Club I can not thank you enough for being my sponsor
So I bet you all want to know what I got up to don't you? Well I sipped Lindeman's wine, I ate delicious food, I spoke to some friendly brands, I learnt new skills but most of all I laughed with my blogging friends, one being a school friend who is so funny she was a keynotes speaker, you can see her keynotes here. One of the main things I learnt was about You Tube, some of you may already subscribe to my youtube channel if not feel free to click subscribe. I learnt how to add links to my videos whilst in editing. It seems so simple now but before I knew nothing about it. The session was with Greg Brand and he was rather surprised the majority of us knew hardly anything other that upload and subscribe on You Tube.
Now I know a little more than I did before!
An interesting stand for me was the Aveeno stand, I have suffered with eczema all of my life, I was talking to the specialist there and she gave me some top tips for managing my eczema. I recently followed some of those tips & bought some moisturising gloves and I will be trying this out. I will be using my hands lots when I start college this September so I need them in top condition, every little helps when it comes to managing painful eczema.
Another stand was the A2 Milk stand, I never knew that once upon a time all cows were A2 cows producing A2 milk but us humans domesticated them and made them produce A1. Some people struggle to consume cows milk for a variety of reasons, some of those who do struggle are able to consume A2 milk without a problem. This fascinated me, I had a latte with A2 milk and it was no different in taste to the milk I drink at home. I would like to research the a1 to a2 milk a little more but that post will be on my animal related blog Dreaming of a Smallholding .
After dressing up for a rather shocking photo of me holding onto my coconuts I was handed a useful card, a UV safe card. UV rays are something many people worry about, I was very pleased to pick up a UV safe card from Wyndham vacation rental stand & this I will carry everywhere with me so I can monitor when the UV rays are at the most harmful levels.
The BiBS were great fun as usual, free wine helps lots when you know you don't quite meet the standard to win awards but who needs awards hey when you have Laithwaite's wine.
The winners at their categories were;
Food-Super Golden Bakes
Inspire-Who The Hell Does He Think He Is
Social-One Dad 3 Girls
Writer-Older Mum(In A Muddle)
Photo-Capture By Lucy
Travel-Mums Do Travel
Family-Mummy Daddy Me
Style-Love Chic Living
Laugh-Just A Normal Mummy
Crafts-Along Came Cherry
Health-My Daughter Won't Sleep
Innovate-Love All Dad's Podcast
Campaigns & Commentary-Team Honk
Fresh Voice-Katy Hill
Outstanding-The English Can Cook
Last but by no means least Livescribe, I spent almost an hour at their stand mesmerized by their Smartpens. I came home talking about these wonderful pens that will help me out at college and knew I needed one in my life. My husband looked at me like I was bonkers, my teen almost disowned me at being excited about a pen but I did not care. I then received an amazing email, I had only gone and won the Livescribe 3
I of course had a little play and I know it will come in very handy for college so thank you Livescribe.
So that is it, my whole trip went perfectly, well I say perfectly, I did have one slight hiccup. I got on the wrong train home, I visited lots of stations that look the same along the way but eventually made it home safe and well 90 minutes later than planned. I only realised once I reached Wolverhampton too! The moral of the story is do not follow me onto a train thinking I know what I am doing because clearly I don't, the tube however I can navigate.
Once again thank you to my sponsors C&g Baby Club. If you are expecting a child or looking for advice please do pop over to their website and see how they can help you.