I came. I saw… I did not conquer.

This past Friday I headed down to London on a solo trip to meet loads of blogger for the MAD Blog Awards.  It was a bit touch and go there for a bit while I sorted out childcare. In the end my fabulous friend saved the day!
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My train arrived around 2ish and I scrambled to figure out how to get to our hotel.  I’m nothing if not a planner- har! In the end I found Nickie and Mary loitering around Euston Station and we decided to walk over to the hotel together.  After going to spend a penny (or 30) we headed out into London Town!  After checking our directions, stopping and asking someone and a bit more walking we found out fab hotel in the heart of Soho!  The Radisson Edwardian Bloomsbury It was veddy swish, so much so Mary and I couldn’t figure out how to work the lift!

Sally had some very nice surprises for us one of which was a chance to have our hair done by a professional hairdresser. So after meeting some bloggers for an early supper I headed back to the hotel to get my hair did! It was very nice to be pampered like that. I opted to walk to the awards at the TalkTalk’s Customer Experience Centre as it wasn’t very far away and it was a beautiful day. So armed with my trusty iPhone I headed out. Unfortunately my phone is dying a sloooooow and painful death, after a few wrong turns I made it safe and sound to the awards. I got there a bit early but took the opportunity to get familiar with the location.  Sally had organized a professional photographer to take photos of everyone as they entered the TalkTalk Centre- very red carpet!  Soon things started to roll and I spent the evening chatting, drinking, taking photographs of some beautiful women (and a couple of handsome blokes) and just having a fantastic time.  I want to thank Sally for all her hard work it really was a fabulous night. I don’t think there was one problem and if there were any no one was any wiser and that’s what matters.
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As you probably guessed by the mere fact of my not mentioning it- I didn’t win! Boo! Hiss! There is always next year! So thank you so very very much to everyone who voted for me. Roll on next year- Imma gonna kick some ass… maybe.