Praise You!

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I promise this is the last time I mention it, but you will have to excuse me for making the most of this. In case you hadn’t heard already last week I won an award. A MAD (Mum & Dad) Blog award. And yes, I am still grinning.

This time last week I was in a posh hotel in London with the many of the UK’s best parenting bloggers, dressed up to the nines, quaffing bubbly, and pondering how on earth I’d got here.  And then, I was being invited up on stage to pick up the gong for best food blog. A huge thank you to everyone that voted for me. I owe you one. Big time.

The event was an amazing celebration of what I’m fast learning is a very unique and supportive community, and so this post is in praise of all the winners and finalists of the 2012 MAD Blog Awards. So sit back and listen to a little Fatboy while you look through a few snapshots…

Chris Mosler aka Thinly Spread – my fellow Somerset Frome blogger who drove us to London in our courtesy sexy Skoda. She’s been blogging much longer than me, and I’m indebted for all her words of advice during our journey

And that’ll be me and the Skoda. I’m rather excited as it’s so much shinier than my own car…

The drive took longer than anticipated, so we missed our make up appointments but managed to fit in a hair styling.

Finalists congregating around the large red deer, the unmissable focal point of the hotel’s lobby

With Cathy Winston (Mummy Travels) and her lovely fluffy shrug

The lovely Marleene Klass was there to present an award and look! I got my picture taken with her!

And then the whole of Table 6 (the place to be) were joined by the lovely MK

That crazy Table 6 again giving it some noise… “And the winner of Best Food Blog is… Bangers & Mash!”

That’s me, receiving my award from Aime Southgate of Brabantia – sponsor of the category

There it is. Isn’t it grand?

Liz from Table 6 (and The Baby Wears Prada) collecting her award for Best Fashion Blog

The wonderful Lexi from Mammywoo picking up her award for Blog Post of the Year

Kat from Slugs on the Refrigerator receiving the award for Best Blog of the Year – and very well deserved too!

And finally back home to Miss Mash, who loves this woolly hat from my MAD goody bag

 

Here are the winners of the MAD Blog Awards 2012 in all their glory. I praise you all! Please sit back with a cup of tea or a glass of wine and have a read. I guarantee you’ll be both laughing and crying before  you’re done…

MAD Blog of the Year: Slugs on the Refrigerator

MAD Blog Post of the Year: Mammywoo

Best Family Travel Blog: It’s a Small World After All

Best MAD Baby Blog: SAHM Loving It

Best Blog Photography: Slugs on the Refrigerator

Best MAD Writer: Northern Mum

Best Craft Blog: Red Ted Art

Best Family Fun Blog: Multiple Mummy

Best Family Life Blog: Adventures of an Unfit Mother

Best Food Blog: Bangers and Mash

Best Home Blog: Growing Spaces

Best Schooldays Blog: Actually Mummy

Best Small Business Blog: Coombe Mill

Best Fashion Blog: Baby Wears Prada

Best Thrifty Blog: Frugal in Cornwall

Best New Blog: Mammasaurus

Best Pregnancy Blog: Me, the Man and the Baby

Most Helpful MAD Blogger: Mammasaurus

Most Inspirational Blog: A Boy with Asperger’s

Most Innovative MAD Blog: Science Sparks

And a huge thank you to the marvellous Sally Whittle and everyone behind the scenes at the MAD awards – you guys rock!

4 thoughts on “Praise You!

    • It was a fab night, wasn’t it? My first blogger event so I think I was like a rabbit in the headlights most of the night and didn’t get to talk to everyone I wanted to. Hope to see you soon at another one!

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