Last year I watched my social media feeds with jealousy as I saw all the fun other bloggers were having at the Britmums Live blogging conference in London, but this year I am going to Britmums Live #BML16 yay!
Britmums set up a linky every year for people to link up a bit of an introduction post to themselves, as a kind of ice breaker for the bloggers going. After all the majority of us will never have met, although I know I will be seeing a few familiar faces.
I really can not wait. Here are my answers to the mini intro questions Britmums have set.
Officially – Stephanie Couch, said C ‘oo’ ch not like a sofa…. honestly, oh and by the way I have heard every sofa joke going. However, since my sister could not say my name when we were small, the whole family started calling me ‘Stevie’ which stuck and I am only ever called Stephanie usually when it is something official, or if I am in trouble with any member of my family…
Well obviously you know it, as you’re here reading this….. but it’s A Cornish Mum, where I cover pretty much all subjects under the sun minus politics, and sneak as many photos of Cornwall as I can in to make people jealous. Type 1 Diabetes is also a topic I tackle a lot, having a son with Type 1 Diabetes myself.
Find me on social media at:
All my social media icons are at the top right-hand side of my blog, if you want to come follow me anywhere else. In particular feel free to give my Facebook some love, as it’s the one I find the hardest to grow and just to be nice…. you are nice aren’t you? Then *cough* give me a like *cough*.
How I look:
I am only 5 foot 2 tall (very ironic use of the word) so I will be the one either in heels I spend the whole day wishing weren’t torturing me, or the really short one trying to see over things…
So that you recognise me at Britmums, I will of course walk like I need to go to the toilet and flap my arms like a bird….
Is this my first blogging event?:
I have been to a few small blogger events and meet-ups, but this will be my first ever conference or vaguely big event…. in truth I am incredibly nervous, but I will mostly be sticking like a limpet to my friend Donna who knows her away around these things. Also Donna is only an inch taller than me, so if I wear heels and convince her we should both wear flat shoes…. I will instantly look taller.
I will be wearing…
I have not got the foggiest idea…. I have a dress that I would love to wear, that I bought a long time ago which didn’t fit, and with me doing well at Slimming World, maybe just maybe that will be what I wear. If not, then I suspect I will be panic shopping the day before we leave for London.
What I hope to gain from #BML16:
Well I am in the short list for a blogging award at the event and I really hope to be in the final there. I can’t imagine winning, but being a finalist at the event would be pretty amazing.
Mostly though, I am looking forward to meeting so many bloggers that I chat to all the time. The community and social side of blogging has been a revelation for me, and I feel I’ve made friends for life – some of who crazily I have never met, so I am really looking forward to putting faces to the blogs.
My tips for a great conference:
Considering it is my first conference, I have no tips for others attending at all. I will mostly be happy if I don’t get lost on the way there and vaguely recognise everyone from their blog photos.
I will be sponsored to attend Britmums Live 2016 by the fantastic Bosinver Farm Cottages, I am so thrilled to have a local sponsor. Bosinver is absolutely stunning, and I will be doing a proper introduction post to them asap where you can learn a lot more about them. In the mean time pop to the Bosinver Farm Cottages website for a nose – I challenge you not to fall in love with the place.
See you all at Britmums Live! :)