I usually run my weeks on the blog from Saturday to Saturday, but this week I’ve made an exception so that BritMums fits into one post rather than two. Last Friday was my birthday and it was also the first day of the BritMums blogging conference. I’ve been to BritMums the last two years, but this time I was sponsored by Coca-Cola, which was lovely. Catching up with blogging friends is an important part of the weekend, but I also spent a lot of time learning and making new contacts with brands and other bloggers. It was a lovely way to celebrate my birthday. In this picture I’m in the main room at The Brewery, the BritMums venue, wearing a tiara as many were for the Emma Freud keynote speech.
On Saturday though it was time to go home and return to the family. I left early so that I could get back in time for H’s bedtime. He wouldn’t have missed me that much on the Friday as I dropped him at school and wouldn’t have seen him to nearly bedtime anyway, but on Saturday it would have been more obvious that I was missing. Clearly Mummy has to bring back some goodies to make up for her absence and this year’s big hit was his Coca-Cola football that I gained for my ‘keepy-uppy’ skills.
So back to reality, but it was quite a good week really. Early in the week we went to the opticians for a check up for H. Last year they tried to take some pictures of the back of his eye with a special machine and they just couldn’t get a clear pic because he kept moving. This year he managed to keep still most of the time and they could get their shots. He got the all clear at the opticians which is good news. We also got his feet measured, because it’s been a while, but his existing school shoes are still fine and should keep him going until the next school year – phew! I just need to buy some new school jumpers and a new school bag now as H has been using his throughout the infants and they are showing signs of wear and the jumpers are getting a bit small.
This week H did a talk to his class at school. They’ve been working on it for a while and they all got to choose a topic. Topics varied from our holiday, our dog/cat to the Canadian involvement in the D-Day landings. H decided to talk about fossils. He has a small collection which he took in to pass around and he’s always been interested in dinosaurs and the like. He came home happy after his talk, so I guess it went well. The talks have been going on for weeks. They were only supposed to be 3 minutes long, but some of them have been up to 20 minutes, so the original talk schedule went out the window. H has enjoyed hearing about what his classmates are interested in.