Sunday, 22 June 2014

It's hip to be square - Brit Mums Live and me

This weekend was Brit Mums Live* and the first chance I was getting to meet some truly wonderful people who I have been talking to on social media for the last six months, people whose blogs inspire me or make me laugh or make me think and reflect. And I thought "YES!" this is the chance to change, to be all cool and aloof and mysterious and generally just an all round glamorous person. Something I strive to be. But always fail at.

You see? I'm a bit of an idiot. It's annoying. I just cannot help it. I fall over, I say stupid things, I put my foot in it, I get over excited, I give myself a headache with my incessant chatter. I trot, I use my hands and make gestures (I am sure many a person saw me doing 'blogging typing' whilst talking). I swear and have a very, very small filter.

And you know what? I do beat myself up about it quite a bit. I always think this will be the day I turn into a chic, self assured woman and then I fall over in a school fire drill, or get a bit drunk and have a row with someone or say something deeply inappropriate about my private parts in the staff room. I think it's just time to accept it. I am and never will be 'cool'. Never ever ever ever. I can wear a nice dress from Top Shop, I can carry a Marc Jacobs bag but when I win a Pimms hamper??? Do I go oh whatevs I don't want it? No I SCREAM, trot and hold it above my head like She-ra would and then carry the fooker all the way back to Birmingham.

It's a shame really, I am a bright girl (OK I'm 36 but I prefer girl), I have a Masters in Education, went to an all girls Grammar School and apparently I am a pretty good teacher. But alas this is hidden by trots, hand gestures and me offering to show my c section scar or inadvertently annoying a stranger and then over compensating by apologising loudly and continuously.

So to all the beautiful and intelligent women I met at Brit Mums Live you now know my secret. I'm a buffoon. And I promise when I see you again? And I will you marvellous people. I will for sure vow to try and be cool again, and then fall off the train.

*In short Brit Mums Live was amazing and I learnt so much, I laughed loads and cried a bit. If you are considering going next year? Please do. I'm sure lots of blogs will write about it but I got drunk and only took crap pictures. Sorry!




The lovely blogger babs in the above photos include:
And the very lovely Wry Mummy who must have been too busy being fab to be in the pics! 

27 comments:

  1. Loved this, Emma! It made me giggle. And I'm a teacher too! What do you teach?

    The Ginger Warrior. xxx

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    1. RE - loved your video and energy hun! You put a proper smile on my face whilst I was tucking into my food in a cardboard box! xxx

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  2. Oh I so wish I'd met you! You sound fabulous, just the way you are!!!! At least you didn't announce loudly in the middle of the street on way out of Britmums venue "Oh no, I've lost my penis"!!!! (it was my nail upon which another fabulous blogger had drunkenly persuaded me to draw a willy on my nail with my nail art pen - I was going to go for flowers). You sound like the kind of person I really need to follow!!!

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    1. Ha ha ha ha!!! Penis finger!!!! That sounds hilarious!!! Next year? We must hook up and draw finger penises together xxx

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  3. Good to finally meet you yesterday. Had such a fabulous weekend.

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    1. And me! Brum Bloggers Booze up soon! xxx

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  4. Haha I love the fact you a baffoon (what a great word). Had much much fun with you and thanks for taking me under your fabulous wing xx

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    1. Ah it was so nice to meet and spend time with you and that you didn't kill me on the train. Hope you had a fab time at your party! xxx

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  5. This made me chuckle and not at all envious! Looks like you had a fab time. xx

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  6. hehehe! This made me giggle....Looks like you had a brilliant time ;)

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  7. My ears are still ringing ;)
    You were just like i expected - in a good way though! Hope you made it home ok xxx

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    1. WAS I TOO LOUD FOR YOU BAB!!!! Lovely to spend time with your you pretty little thing you. I got home but still feel like I am going too die xxx

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  8. You've just listed all the things that make you ace! Air typing forever! xx

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    1. I am happy you were there for at least two of my favourite moments of the weekend. Can't wait to see you for a gossip soon xxx

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  9. Oh, this has made me laugh so much! The truth is out now ;-)

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    1. Yes! And you know how true it is!!! :) xxx

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  10. Lovely to meet you, you're such good fun! x

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    1. Ah thanks lovely!!! So nice to meet you you're such a pretty lady! xxx

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  11. So lovely to hang out my lovely. Please don't ever go aloof and composed. BORING! You're so fab the way you are. x

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    1. Ah thanks bab. It was brilliant to hang out with you all weekend xxx

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  12. I have to agree with everyone else Em - don't go changing!! Chic is not a good look, I much prefer... I don't want you to take this the wrong way, but - entertaining! :-) X I look forward to meeting you at future events :-)

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    1. YAY! Entertaining trumps aloof everytime. Must keep reminding myself of this! xxx

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  13. Loved meeting you darling - what a great time. I wish we could have spent more time chatting and giggling :) x

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  14. I'm so glad we met - albeit so briefly! I love that you have this great energy, and I often think that those reserved, self-assured people are missing out on all the hand-waving, She-Ra imitating, enthusiastic chatting or spontaneous inappropriateness! I bet they are all totally jealous of you my lovely!

    Thanks for linking up to #AllAboutYou xx

    Mama-andmore.com

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  15. How have I just seen this now? Popped up under your other post then internet died on me so only able to comment now. I look such a moody biatch in that picture and you know I'm not hahah, why I'm doing a VB I don't know! We had such a laugh and bloody loved meeting you, here's to the next event xx

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