Linky: I’m going to BritMums Live!

britmumslivelogoWe’re on countdown here at BritMums HQ before we know it we’ll be throwing open the doors for 24 hours of blogging fun and we want to make sure everyone is ready and that includes YOU.

Some of us aren’t as forward as others, some of us are a bit overwhelmed at the idea of meeting strangers, who we know so well online but in real life, for the first time?

So what better than to all introduce ourselves beforehand?

Here is a short meme which you can copy and paste and add your own answers, pop it on your blog and then return and add it to the Linky below. Come back once every now and then to check on new posts and go and introduce yourself, make friends and enjoy your time with us.

Kate recently wrote a great post on her first time at BritMums Live which may help other first timers and as all of the tickets are now sold out it’s time to start getting to know the other 500 odd delegates! dizzy thought!

If you are feeling overwhelmed by it all PLEASE come and find me and the BritMums butterflies who are there to make you feel at ease and help you enjoy what is a fabulous experience – I speak from experience.

In the meantime on with the introductions

Marianne WhooleyName: Mari – Marianne shortened

Blog: Mari’s World

Twitter ID: @Maris_world

Height: 5ft 5ish

Hair: Long brown – see brand new cut in photo 😉

Eyes: blue and I wear glasses but they may be on top of my head.

Is this your first blogging conference?

No, it will be my 4th!

Are you attending both days?

Sure am and can’t wait for it all to start

What are you most looking forward to at BritMums Live 2013?

Meeting all the BritMums members, laughing, crying a little bit and generally walking around with a smile on my face all the time

What are you wearing?

COMFY clothes although I may wear a dress on Saturday, to be posh like.

What do you hope to gain from BritMums Live 2013?

I want to meet new bloggers and get to know ‘old’ bloggers more. I also want to pick up a few useful tips from the workshops

Tell us one thing about you that not everyone knows

I was lead singer in a band about 20 years ago – not UK based and before YouTube days

Thanks and see you there, we can’t wait to meet you

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About Marianne Weekes

BLOGS AT: Mari’s World; TWITTER: @maris_world.

Mother of four and nana to three, Marianne Weekes has spent half her life in the UK and the other half in Italy.

Blogging since Jan 2010, she finds it hard to drag herself away from her laptop and writes about food, travel and lifestyle.
Always on the lookout for the next thing which takes her down many surprising lanes.


  1. 10 May 2013 / 11:17

    Don’t think I’ve ever been first on a list before! I am really looking forward to BritMumsLive and meeting some of my digital friends and of course making new ones. Would love to know which band Mari? I thought you looked familiar. Love your new hair. Jacquelinex

    • 10 May 2013 / 12:24

      That made me laugh out loud!

      The name of the band was Trauma – and I imagine we were 🙂 Hey ho.

      … I wonder if the BritMums team want me to belt out a rendition at BML after a lot of wine of course

      • 10 May 2013 / 12:42

        Yes Mari- please do!
        It’ll give us something to dance to when we’re mingling!! hehehe

        • 15 May 2013 / 15:44

          I really don’t think it’s a good idea 🙂 I’ll join in with the drinking instead 🙂

  2. 10 May 2013 / 13:34

    *waves* I’m looking forward to Brit Mums – can’t wait to meet fellow bloggers in real life!

    • 15 May 2013 / 15:45

      You are going to LOVE it, and it will stay with you for days afterwards

    • 15 May 2013 / 15:45

      So are we, it’s always such a great gathering and a real good laugh

  3. 13 May 2013 / 12:16

    Hi Mari,

    thanks for kicking things off with this meme!

    I’m really looking forward to BritMums Live this year, although last year I went with a friend and this year I’m coming alone so it’s a tad scarier. Still, had a blast last year and can’t wait to be in such a wonderful atmosphere again 🙂

    You HAVE to give us all a rendition of one of your songs now!

    • 15 May 2013 / 15:46

      No, no songs but do come and look me up, I’ll be with the butterflies, the perfect place to start your day 🙂

  4. 14 May 2013 / 15:12

    WOW you were a lead singer, how exciting. You’ll have to give us all a little tune (maybe after a few vino’s)

    • 15 May 2013 / 15:47

      Ha ha! I was 20 something and it was an awful long time ago

  5. 15 May 2013 / 14:49

    So I shall listen out for the lady that is singing then.
    Thanks for this – I am a bit nervous yes.

    • 15 May 2013 / 15:47

      You come and find me Pinkoddy we’ll sing together and your nerves will soon disappear 🙂

  6. 16 May 2013 / 18:45

    Be lovely to see you again Marianne in 3D-not Google+ hangout-ing!

    • 18 June 2013 / 09:35

      Looking forward to it HonestMum, I shall be chattering non stop for the entire conference

  7. 20 May 2013 / 23:54

    You know you are going to have to sing for us all now, how fab! Great idea to do the meme and happily joining in.

    • 18 June 2013 / 09:35

      I need some backing singers – wanna join me? 🙂

    • 18 June 2013 / 09:36

      …a VERY long time ago but twas a lot of fun xx

  8. 17 June 2013 / 09:33

    Can’t WAIT to see you again, Mari xx

    • 18 June 2013 / 09:36

      I’m SO pleased you’ll be there, it will be lovely to give you a hug and catch up again xx

  9. 20 June 2013 / 12:36

    Wow I am 160 – that’s a helluva lot of blog posts right there!

    • 20 June 2013 / 13:17

      That must be a lucky number right? Can’t wait to see you Liska xx