Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Last Year..

This time last year I had bitten my nails down to unattractive stumps and created a bald patch on the dog due to constant Stress Stroking.....................................I had had a strop about how fat I looked in what I was wearing and shouted at Mr DG when he had dared to suggest I looked through my wardrobe and find something else.......................................................I am of course talking about preparing for BritMums Live and not just some random day at the shops.

This time last year I had packed, unpacked, packed and thrown my suitcase off the bed in disgust at not being able to fit everything in it.....................................I vaguely remember it hitting the now bald dog on the head which resulted in tears (me, not the dog).

The journey there was fine as Mr DG escorted me all the way to the front door before leaving........................This year I'm going it alone.................................................This year I haven't really stressed about what I'm wearing (well, I have a bit but not on the scale of last year), I haven't even thought about packing yet and the dog has a full body of fluffy Spaniel hair.

This year I am excited....................................................I have no clue what's going to happen but I'm prepared for every eventuality possible. I kind of wish I had a GPS implanted inside my ear so that Mr DG could guide me out of Moorgate Station to The Brewery and I'm absolutely convinced I will get lost at some point. However, I am armed with many phone numbers and I am sure they can point me in the right direction.

The only thing I am slightly nervous about is the awards ceremony in the evening............................Did I mention I'm a finalist in the laugh category ?..............................Did I ?............................................Well. I am......................................................That's a laugh in itself.................................Me........................................A Finalist.........................................I have never been in the finals for anything ..........................................Except that time I almost won a Jelly eating competition when I was 6 but that ended up in chaos when the kid next to me was sick and they called the whole thing off.................................I have dreams of winning (I wish) and tripping up the steps, knocking the podium thing over, falling of the stage and ending up with my face in someone's cleavage....................................I am not preparing a speech as I have no clue what on earth I would even say and to be honest I may of had one or two glasses of bubbly by then so I will probably just cry...................................................................

Someone asked me yesterday for a top tip, so here it is....................................Last year I was waiting in a coffee shop before hand and got swept away with the whole "Oh My God I Know You" thingy. I was totally convinced that I knew this woman and had been chatting to her for years on Twitter. After lunging at her I then proceeded to squeal and hug her with absolute conviction that she was who I thought............................WRONG................................Poor woman had only popped in for a Croissant and a coffee and worked across the road...........................CRINGE. After apologising many times I left, armed with this "never again" knowledge I decided that next time unless they had a Britmums badge on or they recognised me I would check out their picture on social media before lunging.............................

Looking forward to seeing you all and don't forget to come and say hello..................................


16 comments:

  1. Yay only 3 days away *gulp*. I'm arriving at Moorgate station just after midday. DM me your mobile number and wait for me there and we can both go to the Montcalm together. I want to check my bag in as early as poss. What do you think? x

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    1. We will soon be skipping down the road together xxx

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  2. Counting down the days! Eeek!

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  3. So scared. And excited. eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek! x

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    1. I wasn't but now im packing I feel super nervous xx

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  4. ha ha that's brilliant - a bit like calling other people mum when you are a kid ;)
    very excited to meet you in 3 days!! x

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  5. So excited about BrtiMums! It will be my first time so nervous but excitement is winning at the moment. I'm glad I am not the only one with BiBs dreams! I am up for Fresh Voice and have NO idea what is involved in the BiBs. Hopefully meet you there x

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    1. Best of luck in the Bibs darling, hopefully we can catch up xxx

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  6. Will definitely avoid awkward stranger hugs ;-D Looking forward to it and hoping to make a few friends!

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    1. If there is one thing you will do its make friends, you cant help it. Make sure you come and say Hi if I don't see you first xx

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  7. Love the fact that your hotel is called MontCalm.....oh the irony! My dear, you will look/be fab and get to the 'church on time', sorry wrong song, without the OH. If not, never fear, I will be your GPS (at the age of 16 I navigated me and 2 drunken friends through a Greek village, you know the sort all white walls and narrow alleys, back to our boat, and i never knew how i did it, so i must have an inbuilt GPS!). It'll be a blast, and this year you'll be much more relaxed. So, with Suzanne as your trusty aide to 'your destination', go and be MountCalm and enjoy!!!! I can 't wait to chink a glass in your direction in 3 days time...Sxx

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    1. I cannot bloody wait to see you again, and this time....No making me giggle during important speeches please.........xxxxx

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    1. Me too.....EXCITED MUCH.....Yes indeedy xxx

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