I ummed and ahhed over whether or not to go. I completely chickened out last year even though the fabulous My Lovebumps and MelkshamMum tried to convince me otherwise at a little coffee morning we had, and then when I was at home reading all of the tweets and seeing the pictures I immediately regretted that decision. So despite my initial reservations, I thought YES! I AM GOING! and started saving up in earnest.
Then... The car. Oh the CAR! The bloody car!
Everything that could go wrong with that car, DID chuffing well go wrong. It spent weeks upon weeks in the garage. It's out now, but it still isn't right! So the money I had saved, I gave to the Mister towards sorting out the car. No Britmums for me.
However... A Fairy Blogmother - as I lovingly refer to her - heard of my plight, and thanks to this wonderful, generous, amazing woman, I shall go to the ball! I couldn't be more grateful, you know who you are & THANK YOU for doing this for me. It means so much! Thank you xx
Now it is only weeks away and I am starting to finalise plans and see what is on the BML agenda. Thanks to Ojo's World - my #BML roomie, travel buddy and cousin-in-law - I will make it there in one piece (scary London underground!) and have somewhere to sleep as she has booked up the accommodation and made all of our transport arrangements, so far so good! I just need to make sure I don't look like a tramp and make an effort to join in rather than stand there staring nervously at everyone.
A couple of things about me. I am shy. I will probably be too nervous to approach you though I will make an effort to because frankly I need to get over it, I am thirty years old fgs. I will probably make a beeline for the butterflies, although that will also be because I can't wait to meet Mich (aka Mummy From The Heart).
I do my best not to stand out, but if you're looking for me - I'm 5'10 tall, I have dark almost waist length hair, black-rimmed glasses and I'll probably be wearing a maxi dress or jeans and a t-shirt and looking terrified.
Approach without caution, I am not scary just scared & I'd love to talk to you!