So where do I start?
At the very start, I guess,
I was born in 1979… too far back yeah?
Ok, then Maternity and Infant awards were on Friday the 13th of October 2017.
I was looking forward to it for months and was up early and So organized. My was dress hanging and pressed in the wardrobe which was kindly sent to me from Rock frocks ( like the Oscars eh.. )
I Had my tan on, not looking to “umpa lumpa” if I say so myself, and was rearing to go.
The excitement for the day ahead was starting to build.
We had planned to continue the session in true Irish mammy’s style with a night out in the Radisson Blu st Helens .
Whatever the outcome we were making a night of it.
I met Becky and cliona from lean mean momma at Heuston station and we made our way in together giggling and sharing or experience s of the crazy world of blog ( honestly It sometimes gets crazy)
We arrived at the venue, powdered our noses and applied some lippy outside before went in. ( Like 16-year-olds trying to get into a nightclub)
I was met at the door by my other blogging bestie Jen from Mama-tude (yeah mammy,s on tour)
There was champagne on arrival ( it was 11.30 in the morning, I’m going to be on my head by 3 o clock) I met Ross from the stented papa and his lovely wife. We had a giggle about Ross being on a health kick, he wasn’t drinking ( I think that lasted about an hour) and Fellow Northern gal Maria from the S mum who was also a finalist ( an absolute stunner) joined us too.
Can I tell you about my dress while I have u here and before I sit down for dinner.
It was from Rock Frocks and I felt like a million dollars in it.
A perfect shape if you have a few curves, nipped in at the right places and skimming over my wine and nibbles spots. ( Putting it politely)
The 60,s swing style was stunning, and the red cherry detail sealed my love of all things retro.
Feeling good about yourself so important, especially at a all day do. I’ve never had the perfect figure, but it’s not about being perfect. (sure nobody is right)
It’s how you feel about yourself when you look in the mirror.
All day I felt amazing. ( even better after a few glasses of vino, sure I was only gorgeous)
If you have a big event coming up I would really recommend in popping into Catriona in the shop.
she will really look after you, even have a goo online. They are now my officially my go-to dress shop.
We grabbed our seats and our host for the day Maura Derrane took the stage. We laughed chatted and drank our way through the whole ceremony.
The event just flew in and Best parenting blog was at the very end.
And the award goes to….. you guys know the rest eh ❤
The infant and Maternity awards are completely down to public vote. It was all you! The readers and cooks who got behind me and took the time to vote for me.
Who believe In me
Honestly, you guys are the wind in my sails.
You won that award for me
I will never forget that.
Thank you so much … x
Then it was off to the Radisson blu for a little after party with cuddle fairy and Mama-tude …
You can read how we got on at the Radisson blu st Helens here