Living Arrows 2017 – 40/52

Last Friday I took Rhys and Nerys to school, then almost immediately hopped on a coach to London.

I had a bit of a whirlwind weekend.  I spent Friday evening with my parents in Kent, chatting over an absolutely delicious lamb tagine.  Then it was relatively early to bed so I could be up early Saturday morning to head into London for BritMums Live.

I was incredibly nervous about going.  It was the first time I’d been to a blogging conference, and I really wasn’t sure what to expect.  I’ve heard some mixed reviews from other people who have been to BML in previous years, and don’t feel that’s it’s as amazing as it used to be.  But I’m still so pleased that I pushed myself out of my comfort zone and went.

The sessions that I went to were, for the most part, really useful and inspiring and I’ve come away full of ideas to move my blog forward.  I’ve got a lot of work ahead of me!

What I really enjoyed about the day though was chatting to other bloggers.  I’m so proud of myself for taking a deep breath and going over to talk to people that I’ve not met in person before.  Everyone was so lovely and friendly, and it was fab to see the real people behind the little profile photos I’m so used to seeing on my phone!

After a long day in London, I then had another long day on the Sunday travelling back to Swansea.

I got home just after 8, and was planning on heading upstairs to give the children a kiss goodnight as soon as I got in.  But it turns out they had been allowed back downstairs after their bath, so they could see me properly when I got home.

So I was greeted by this little one giving me a big smile, and then telling me how much she had missed me while I was away.

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She had a lovely weekend with Steve, and I don’t think she really asked after me much at all while I was away.  But I have to admit it was quite nice to hear her say that she had missed me when I came home.

Rhys on the other hand, was more excited to talk about what he had been doing on Minecraft while I was away!

I think so often we worry and feel guilty about leaving our children to go and do something for ourselves, but honestly, my two had a wonderful weekend.  And I think it’s so good for their relationship with their daddy to have some time with just him, which doesn’t happen that often.

And it does me a world of good to take that bit of time for myself now and then.


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  1. Donna 05/10/2017 / 9:52 pm

    It was so, so lovely to meet you finally – and I bet it was so nice having the children wait up for you x

  2. Helena 07/10/2017 / 7:02 pm

    I know how you feel after attending my very first official blogging event too. I attended Tots100 Blog Camp on Board and came back to hear my eldest say ‘mummy’s back’ on the phone. #LivingArrows

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