Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Britmums Xmas gathering...

...Was fab! I walked in on a veritable smorgasbord and lots of twinkly table decorations. Two beautiful reindeer I seem to recall. Oh, and smiley mums galore - before and after the vino (hic!) and some brilliant turkey tips if you are so inclined. And apparently you are, as Executive Chef of Product Development at Morrisons, Neil Nugent said, it is still the 'in' thing to have on the Christmas table - just don't use foil when cooking it. (Yes, there was an audible gasp at that mention).



Anyway, being a Britmum affair virgin, I was delighted to discover that along with the wonderful goodie-bags - gingerbread men and glittery Christmas cards to name two of the gifts, the Britmums themselves, Susanna and Jen are also sweet and sparkly. I loved that not just the hosts, but the entire room was so friendly and welcoming. I met some really lovely people. I'm inspired to work with The Lullaby Trust at some point off the back of it too.

So cheers! Thank you for a lovely time out from my day job… my LIFE AS IT IS with two small children. A two-year-old that currently contains the same amount of mucous as a wet garden full of slippery slugs and snails, and a 5YO that can't stand still, let alone sit still. Oh well. Look on the bright side. The youngest has lost her voice. Trust me, you don't know how wonderful that is! See you soon.


10 comments:

Claire said...

Was really lovely to meet you, Emma! Glad to have found your blog too! :-)

New Mum Online said...

Ha ha laughing at the loss of voice. We wait for them to talk and even teach them how and then they talk toooooooooo much. I love what they say (hence me starting #SaidItSaturday) but have been known many a time to say "Aaron be quite Mummy needs to think" - I so relate to what you've said ;-)
It was a very festive affair and the hosts are indeed very sparkly. So glad they gave us this start to the jolly season.
L x

Jenography.net said...

Thanks so much for coming. Also, anyone who describes me as sweet and sparkly is welcome *anytime*. ;-)

I too was shocked -- shocked! -- at the notion of not using foil. I'm wondering if I dare mention it to my mother.

Emma Oliver said...

You too, and I cannot get over how good your little girl was/is!

Emma Oliver said...

Hi Liska, thanks for this. Glad I made you smile with it. You clearly have a talker too! x

Emma Oliver said...

Now Jen, you know your mum must NEVER know! Thanks again!

Suzanne Whitton said...

Haha, love it that your little one has lost her voice! So great to meet you Emma, looking forward to the next shindig! Got your ticket yet? x

Nell Heshram said...

So sorry to have missed the opportunity to chat in person! Next time I won't be so late....it would probably help if I joined you in escaping the day job for a few hours, and leave the kids with their Dad!

Emma Oliver said...

lol… this is one day job you don't get leave of that easily huh?! Look forward to the next time Nell x

Emma Oliver said...

I do I do! It will be great! Fab meeting you too Suzanne. It was a brilliant start to the week. x