Back in the summer I attended a parenting blog camp called Cybermummy where I had my photograph taken with a group of other pregnant bloggers for a ‘bloggers calendar’. To get my hands on a copy of the calendar I need to write a simple blog CV. So here goes…
I started my blog back in 2005 to be a part of the online craft community which inspired me to dust off my sewing basket. Over the years I’ve sewn, baked, got married and had two lovely children and I love the way my blog charts all the ups and downs of life.
The last 21 months since I became a mum have definitely been the most amazing and that’s reflected in the growth of blog posts which chart the arrival of my two children. They have their own blog (which has been sadly neglected since Little Sis arrived 3 weeks ago!) but I hope to get back to blogging more in the New Year.
Since getting involved in the parenting blogging world we’ve had some amazing opportunities including being a Quinny Caster, lunch with Elmo, played with Upsy Daisy and listened to Cerrie from cBeebies read us stories, met Olympian Steve Parry, been photographed for magazines and tried the latest toys. My little blog has also been nominated for Best Overall Blog at the Gurgles – not bad work!
I really enjoy blogging and look forward to squeezing in some time to blog, bake and sew in 2012!
Now, please can I have my bloggers calendar??
Only a couple of sleeps until Cybermummy 11 so I thought I would take the opportunity to write down my thoughts before the event.
I’m really looking forward to it. My husband will be spending the day with Edward so I don’t have to worry about them both, they will be having heaps of fun without me. I keep looking at the schedule and trying to decide what talks to go to. I’m really looking forward to hearing Sarah Brown speak, she’s my twitter crush. I was lucky to win a copy of her book and can’t wait to hear what she has to say, I just wish she was speaking for longer than 20 mins.
I’m still deciding between the morning sessions as I want to attend a few: marketing your blog or social networking, and later working with brands and making money or keeping your blog legal. They all sound interesting and relevant. I think I’ve definitely decided that the afternoon sessions will be blogging essentials and getting to know and love WordPress.
What I’m taking:
I’ll be wearing a tshirt from my lovely Cybermummy sponsor NurseryValue.com
My Moo business cards and Cath Kidston business card holder
My moleskine to take lots of notes
My favourite Orla Kiely tote and Orla Kiely pen
A snack or two as I’m pregnant and constantly hungry
My Bump on Board badge so people can see I’m pregnant and not fat!
My camera and fully charged iPhone
I’m booked in for a pedicure during the lunch break and I’m also hoping to meet some brands and enter as many competitions as I can. I think by 6 I will be shattered so may slope off before the party begins for a cuddle with my little man and a takeaway. I can’t wait to meet lots of like minded bloggers and am looking forward to a great day.
I’ve been lucky to meet a few people at some blogger events but I love the idea of a virtual meet and greet so here I am! I’m really fortunate to be sponsored for Cybermummy by NurseryValue.com
Blog: gingerbread house
Twitter ID: @gingerbread_mum
Height: 5′ 6″
Hair: brown & shoulder length
Likes: peppermint tea, baking, sewing, charity shops, Mad Men, food shopping online, being Edward’s mum, being pregnant again!
Dislikes: insomnia, unloading the dishwasher, being shy
Here’s the all important photograph:
I’ll also be 4 months pregnant and at the awkward stage of looking fat rather than pregnant so please come and say hi! Looking forward to seeing everyone soon….
I’m very excited to tell you that I’ve been sponsored to attend Cybermummy by
Nursery Value is the e-commerce trading arm of Petite Star, a long standing developer of Pushchairs, Strollers, Travel Systems, rockers, high chairs and other baby nursery products and furniture.
I’m so happy to be attending my first Cybermummy and even more excited to be sponsored by a brand which offers quality, affordable products. If you want to find out a bit more about NurseryValue then why not head over to their Facebook page, or stop and ask me at Cybermummy!
Time for a quick Day Zero update before another month passes me by:
4. Get through my baby’s teething in one piece!
The last few days have been terrible as Edward has not one but three teeth coming through at the top. The pain is excruciating for him and we’re finding it really difficult to comfort him. We’re all having sleepless nights and a lot of grumpyness. Edward is so good natured and happy that it is awful watching him suffer. Teething sucks!
5. Read one book every month
Since becoming a mum I’ve been more of a magazine reader due to lack of time and poor concentration. However I’m currently reading The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton which I can’t put down. I’d forgotten the feeling of being totally engrossed by a book. I’ve been carrying it around in my handbag to read in the car and going to bed early to read a few chapters.
14. Complete a 365 day photo challenge
We started our baby blog to keep our family and friends up to date with Edward and I’ve managed to post a pic every day. He’s now 13 months and I’m going to keep it going as long as I can.
56. Go to an Olympic event in London in 2012
Just before the midnight deadline we managed to sign up for tickets to the synchronised swimming, BMX racing and cycle racing. Random events but we just wanted to be part of the Olympics as it’s on our doorstep. We even applied for a ticket for Edward so we could have a few family days out if we’re successful.
100. Attend Cybermummy 2011
I’m really excited to announce I have secured a sponsor for Cybermummy. I will be revealing more shortly.