Sparkles & Stretchmarks: A UK Parenting & Pregnancy Blog: We're Going To Britmums Live!

Friday, 12 June 2015

We're Going To Britmums Live!


Well it's that time of year again - next weekend I will be heading off to Britmums Live thanks to my lovely sponsors Purflo who are so kindly providing my accomodation & ticket to the conference for which I am so very grateful.

Although I attended Britmums last year, I went with some of my closest blogging friends who I met beforehand and went in with so it felt much less intimidating - this year I am going alone which terrifies me!

I am taking Noah along with me too, so I can always talk to him I suppose haha! But I am very nervous about being a bit of a loner in the corner - everyone seems to go in groups to these things!



  • Name: Hayley McLean (and baby Noah will be coming along too!)
  • Blog: Sparkles & Stretchmarks
  • Twitter ID: @Sparkles_Blog
  • Height: 5’9"
  • Hair: Long, blonde
  • Eyes: Blue

  • Is this your first blogging conference?: No, I went to Britmums last year for the first time - but I'm still as nervous as the first time, if not more so!

  • Are you attending both days?: Yep!

  • What are you most looking forward to at BritMums live 2015?: Hopefully getting to mingle with some lovely bloggers, learning more about the areas of blogging & vlogging I'm not so hot on (So most of them!) and just getting the chance to be around like minded people!

  • What are you wearing?: Noah!! As for clothes....I currently have absolutely NO idea!!! I'm thinking some kind of long top and leggings or jeggings for Saturday, and possibly something slightly dressier for Friday to avoid having to change in the toilets again for the evening like last year as I have a nice dinner to go with my Sponsor after the awards so I need to try to look halfway decent!

  • What do you hope to gain from BritMums LIVE 2015?: New friendships would be lovely, stronger friendships with those I've already met, and lots more knowledge & inspiration!

  • Do you have any tips to pass on to others who haven’t been before?: Arrange to meet with someone or a group of people as I personally found the registration quite daunting - plan out which talks you want to attend in advance and don't forget to allocate some time to wander around the brand den and mingle too! Wear comfy shoes, take a portable phone charger if possible and don't forget a notebook & pen as you're likely to want to make notes in the sessions!

  • I'm so excited about attending again this year, and I really hope to meet & mingle with as many fellow bloggers as possible - if you see me PLEASE come and say hello! I know everyone says it but I REALLY do want to meet as many people as possible, and I'm very friendly - although I am also super shy about approaching people myself!!! Haha!

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    10 comments:

    1. Yay I'm glad you got things sorted and can come and I hope I get a chance to say hello to you if I see you. Xx

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      1. Ah I hope so too! Will keep my eyes peeled for you! :) xx

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    2. Yay! I can't wait to meet you and Noah, you'll have to give me a hold of him, he's such a cutie. Plus, if Jacek sees me holding a tiny baby again he might be convinced that we NEED another one too haha :) x

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      1. Oh definitely, he's a lump - I'll be only too glad to hand him over lol!! HA! That would be awesome! xx

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    3. I really wanted to go to Britmums next week but it's Joey's 1st birthday and we have lots planned over the weekend. It sounds like a great event, hopefully I might be coming next year. Have a great time Hayley, can't wait to see how everyone gets on x

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      1. Oh bless you, well fingers crossed for next year! Far too busy for you with a first birthday and that will be much more fun for you anyway!! Thank you lovely :) Hope Joey has a lovely birthday xx

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    4. Fab news that you are going Hayley. I'm going on my own too, so I'll look out for you - would be lovely to meet you. You won't miss me, I'll be the 33 weeks pregnant one! ;-) Great tips too - thanks for that. I'm off to search out my husband's phone charger xx

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      1. Oh yay, so glad you'll be there Katie! I`ll keep my eyes peeled for you!! Youre so brave going while so pregnant! :) xxx

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    5. Ahh it'll be amazing, especially with little Noah. I hope you have a wonderful time! xx

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    6. Yay!!! SO excited to meet you and Noah, Hayley. Do come over and say hi if you spot me!

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