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  • MAD Blog Awards 2016

    This Friday I am going to the MAD Blog Awards as a finalist in their Best Pregnancy Blog category, alongside the lovely Emma, Hayley, Sue, Jaime and Charlotte. Just like last year the awards are set in one of my favourite London hotels, the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, and I am anticipating a thrilling evening filled with laughter, wine and an excellent vegetarian dinner. Unlike last year, I hope not to find myself teetering boozily about the hotel on a microscooter at midnight nor trying not to be sick in a taxi filled with potential new friends on the journey home.

    (Note to self: two glasses of wine is more than enough for post-children Amber. Stop at the second.)

    Of course I’d love to win my category. I would. But I have my money on another lovely blogger for the prize and she is so talented and so nice that I think that if she wins, I will be almost as pleased for her as I would be for myself. In fact, all of the ladies in my category are sweethearts and all of them have worked their socks off – I wouldn’t want to have to choose the winner.

    Historically before attending an event I’ve posted to say ‘I’m going and this is what I look like and here is what I’m wearing, come say hi!’. But actually, I’m not sure what I’m going to wear yet. I keep meaning to get out and shop, or at least to have a comprehensive browse online, but you know – time…

    I’ll just turn up in an oversized paper bag and set a new trend, ok? Maybe Prit-Stick on some sparkles and call it done? Actually, that would be hilarious. Until the bag ripped. Then nobody would be laughing.

    But if you’re there, I do want you to come and say hi to me! ESPECIALLY if I’m dressed in a paper bag and trying to look like I’m owning it. That is when I’ll really need your support.

    So this is me, sans bag-dress and with extra baby. If we haven’t met, I’d love to meet you. If we have met, I’d love to see you. If you’re feeling shy, come and find me and I’ll gladly introduce you to my friends and make sure that you’re not left alone in a corner.


    This is going to be fun.

    Will I see you there?



    1. ShivieP
      September 12, 2016 / 9:48 pm

      I love your blog. I think it’s great that you keep it real.Good luck! I hope you win!

    2. Katie @mummydaddyme
      September 13, 2016 / 5:16 pm

      Well I can’t wait to see you again missus. I have no idea what I am going to wear and I also haven’t expressed yet so I have no idea how I am going to cope with leaving the baby with Jon (who is having to come to London with me so I can feed him once I am back!) x

    3. Carie @ Space for the Butterflies
      September 13, 2016 / 6:14 pm

      As I am also currently wearing a paper bag to the party perhaps we could start a trend! Also I have to point out that you were a lot better at scooting than me and I had only had the two glasses of wine so maybe you had the answer after all!

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