SPECIAL COMMEMORATIVE ROUNDUP
To further celebrate the fantastically fun Britmums 2012 and ensure that my fellow nominees in the Laugh category of the awards are known to you all, I’ve decided to use this month’s roundup to highlight the blogs of the 8 finalists in the Laugh category of the Brilliance in Blogging awards.
So it doesn’t feel too cliquey for those of you who weren’t there, I’m going to start off with a post about the event from Emily de Groot – who is not a mum but was there – and so gives an interesting perspective on the event from someone outside. There is an element of humour here as I met her as we painted piggies for Sarah Brown’s charity Piggy Bank Kids- all rather surreal. And also my business card has caused confusion again and so I have taken on a fifth identity as Carly - actually the editor at Ukmums.tv who sponsored me to go along. Thank you again Michele , Duncan, and Carly (determined to get an acceptance speech in as I was robbed on the day but more of that later!) Anyway see things from Angela’s perspective ( some call her Emily) here:
This one from Mummy’s Little Monkey is really unbelievable – how can anyone get it wrong twice on Valentine’s Day? Although as she mentions elsewhere, her OH also somehow signed up to do some naked modeling and was the “body” for the naked puzzler for some time as a result, so I guess he has form – though I’m not judging! And no I’m not giving you the link to that photopost, as this is not that kind of site – but here is OH trying to say it with flowers!
My Funny Mummy writes about her experiences of a TV crew showing up. Again I love the photo illustrations here and I chose this post as it’s a recent one and – Ok I admit it – it’s personal bias, as it shows life in TV-land though for those on the receiving end, rather than those with the camera crew drinking all the tea and coffee!
Another recent post and showing her uniquely quirky way of blogging is Motherventing with some fabulous lookalikes here. http://motherventing.wordpress.com/2012/06/30/famous-five/
Many of you I’m sure will already know Northern Mum and you may even be familiar with her honesty about issues sexual – yes you know life before kids and if you are amongst the small and lucky minority, life during and after kids too. But here’s how Jane Blackmore sees it: http://www.northernmum.com/2011/09/a-lost-libido/
While the lovely Kate Sutton at Witwit woo writes about trying not to have sex on a night out in Brighton. BY the way a jagerbomb is a drink – specifically a shot of Jagermeister liquer and a glass of beer or Redbull.. Yeah, yeah so you all knew that. Well here’s the thing – not only do I rarely have sex I also rarely go out… and I’m not sure that Kate’s experiences here are encouraging me to change my habits!
As we all know there are no taboo subjects amongst us bloggers – there are plenty who are happy to blog about sex and death is not out of bounds either. Loved this very surprising post on the subject from Are we nearly there yet mummy? Don’t worry – nobody actually died
This time round, I am including one of my own posts– only because I was amazed to make it as one of the eight finalists and whilst my Sex in the swimming pool post is one of my most popular ( no of course I didn’t, I don’t have sex anywhere least of all in public!) I figure you may have read it and it’s all about me – which the roundup certainly shouldn’t be. So I’ve chosen this one as it’s a Sunday and it’s one of the most bizarre experiences I’ve had. And yes I really did cry out “You’ve eaten Jesus,” and he had. That’s all I’m saying
And almost finally here’s the winner of the Laugh category, Claire at Ministry of Mum. I didn’t quite get the title of her blog until I discovered she was in the music business – now it all makes sense – or am I over analyzing. Anyway, this is the post she read at the end of the conference. So apologies to those of you who were there – but it had us in stitches and so I really think it deserves as wide an audience as possible. By the way do not try this at home unless you have a lock on your door!
I wanted to end with is this surreal moment from Middle Aged Matron. Anna Tims shared this story with me as we sipped Prosecco just before I received the devastating news that Ministry of Mum rather than Notanottinghill Mum was the funniest woman alive. This story about bags of fake breasts (despite of course having a serious use) is one once you’ve read it you will never forget
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