So, ladies and gents, if you didn't know already, this is now an award winning blog.
Yep, against every expectation I won the Best Comic Writer award at the Mumsnet Blogging Awards. I must say that did make up for Friday's disaster day somewhat.
I will instead pick out the highs and lows of my day:
|Ridiculously photogenic Hattie, That Mum Blog|
Weirdly, Hattie and I live pretty close to each other; before the awards were announced we'd even met up before for a civilised drink (which turned into three bottles and a whole day of prosecco based regret). I like her a lot. It's why my competitive edge didn't get the better of me and I managed to steel myself from pushing her under the tube.
|Emma, Island Living 365|
There were so many ladies I admire (sorry, Ed Balls, you will never have my admiration) speaking at Blogfest. I can't pretend that I learned a lot about blogging, and you probably won't see a marked increase in blog quality (soz), I'm not even sure what I was really doing in the 'pitch to publication' session, but I did come away feeling warm and fuzzy.
One thing I did not know about Blogfest is there's no booze until after the awards are done and dusted; at my last blogging conference, Britmums, we had a few small glasses of prosecco (served by a semi-naked oiled man... which was interesting) with lunch, and then during the breaks, and at the awards.
My advice to future award finalists who may be hoping for a medicinal beverage to steady their nerves would be to take a hip flask. I brought my Litecup - those jolly nice people who sponsored me to attend the event, but like some kind of ridiculous amateur did not pre-fill it with booze. This meant I was entirely goddamn sober when I had to walk onto the stage with Davina McCall and Sara Pascoe in a state of shock and disbelief.
|There's wine in here.|
Tomorrow (her actual birthday) we have intentions on going to the zoo, or something like that. So I'd better skip off to bed.
But before I do...
Thank you so much to everyone who voted for me, who told me I could do this, who cheered me on so loudly that Davina actually commented on the noise. Thanks to every single one of you who has ever read my blogs, shared them with your friends, commented, given them a 'like' on Facebook or retweeted them on Twitter. Thanks to everyone who's laughed. You're all bloody awesome. It means the world.
And now I really am going to bed.