I’m going to BML16!

When I first started blogging at the beginning of this year I had no idea what a wonderful world I was joining. I didn’t know about the amazing blogging community I would become a part of, let alone any blogging conferences I could attend. That all changed a few months ago when I saw a few bloggers tweeting and posting about BritMums Live 2016. I decided to look into it and discovered it was the UK’s biggest blogging and social media conference. At first I wasn’t sure whether to go due to being such a newbie but that all changed after reading ‘What to expect from a Blogging Conference’ by Aby at You Baby Me Mummy.

I got talking to the wonderful Claire at The Pramshed and the lovely Kirsty from Something Crunchy Mummy and after a very long conversation on Twitter I decided to take the plunge and purchase my ticket. I can’t wait to meet these two lovelies at BML16. Kirsty has even kindly offered to meet me at the train station, I hope she realises she’s stuck with a tag-a-long now (sorry Kirsty!)

Here’s a little bit about me…..

My name: Hannah G

My blog:

Find me on social media at:

Twitter @TheOrdinaryMum

Instagram @TheOrdinaryMum

How I look: A little on the short side, dark brown and pink hair (although what colour it will be for BML16 I am yet to decide) and brown eyes.


Is this my first blogging event? Yes, and I’m very excited although also slightly pooping my pants too. The idea of being surrounded by so many talented people for a day is a little overwhelming and I know I’m likely to get starstruck at least once or twice.

I will be wearing: Probably something a little like this…

BML outfit


What I hope to gain from #BML16: I’m hoping to come away with a lot more knowledge and fresh ideas.  I’m excited to attend both the ‘YouTube’ and ‘Inspiration Creation’ sessions and hope they’ll boost my imagination and creativity.

I also cannot wait to meet all the lovely bloggers I’ve chatted to over the past few months, all the lovelies from #TribalChat, especially the wonderful Louise of Pink Pear Bear and the fantastic Emily from Emily and Indiana (I really want to thank them both in person for putting up with my annoying questions and generally being super lovely and welcoming!)

My tips for a great conference: I literally have no tips at all. I’m just going to enjoy my time at BML16 and talk to as many people as I can. I’m going to attempt to take lots of notes and hundreds of photos (apologies if you don’t like having your photo taken, I tend to get a little snap happy!)

If you see me wandering aimlessly looking a little lost, please come and say hi.

Are you going to BritMums Live? What tips do you have for a first timer?

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  • Reply
    23rd May 2016 at 9:44 pm

    Yaaaay! It’s going to be AMAZING. You are very organised in that you know what you are wearing! Argh. I need to find something to wear.

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      Hannah G, The 'Ordinary' Mum
      23rd May 2016 at 9:49 pm

      It really is, I’m getting super excited now. I can’t wait to meet you!! I decided to get my outfit sorted so hopefully I won’t stress- fingers crossed it all looks good together x

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    The Pramshed
    23rd May 2016 at 10:22 pm

    I can’t wait to meet you Hannah, and thank you so much for the lovely mention!:) You’ve reminded me that I really need to have a look at the agenda and work out what I want to see. Claire x

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      Hannah G, The 'Ordinary' Mum
      23rd May 2016 at 10:50 pm

      You’re welcome lovely, can’t wait to meet you too! I like to plan ahead so I’ve been keep an eye out on the agenda x

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    Louise Pink Pear Bear
    24th May 2016 at 9:41 am

    This is such a lovely post!!! I’m nervous too, I’ve never been to a blogging event before, I’ve only ever met one blogger irl too! I’m really really looking forward to meeting you. I actually had no idea you haven’t been blogging for years!!

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      Hannah G, The 'Ordinary' Mum
      24th May 2016 at 9:43 am

      Thank you lovely, I’m so excited to actually have a conversation in person!! Yup, I’m only a little newbie, I’ve been blogging for just over 5 months now x

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    Lucy at occupationL (m)other
    24th May 2016 at 8:42 pm

    Ahh lovely intro!! Pink hair looks fab…ooo I wonder what colour you’ll choose for BML! Look forward to meeting you there x

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      Hannah G, The 'Ordinary' Mum
      24th May 2016 at 8:58 pm

      Thank you lovely, still not sure what colour yet….. Looking forward to meeting you too x

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    Seaside Belle
    24th May 2016 at 9:22 pm

    Yes – I’ve just booked my ticket (as you saw on Twitter). This is my first blogging conference and I’m now feeling a bit nervous about becoming a proper grown up blogger. Would love to meet you in person on our trip from the Shire to the Big Smoke.

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      Hannah G, The 'Ordinary' Mum
      24th May 2016 at 9:25 pm

      It should be a really brilliant day and we’ll learn lots that we can bring back to the Shire Hope I bump into you! X

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    Bridie By The Sea
    25th May 2016 at 1:34 pm

    Lovely to get to know a bit and excited to meet you soon! I’m a fellow shortie 😉 and am quite nervous about it but it will be a lovely day! x

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      Hannah G, The 'Ordinary' Mum
      25th May 2016 at 8:21 pm

      Yay! A fellow shortie, I have a feeling there might be a few of us on the day. Looking forward to meeting you too, I think its going to be a fun day 🙂 x

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    28th May 2016 at 9:20 pm

    Hello Hannah and crew*, it’s so nice reading the I’m Going to #BML16 intro posts. I’m glad there will be lots of newbies there. I’m one too, my blog has been around for about 6 months now. Also heading to Friday Night Fringe event in Camden if any of you guys will be there? Hopefully get to meet you in a few weeks’ time. x Enjoy lucky things in the meantime. Sunita (*Although you call yourself a newbie, it looks like you have your own blogging crew already 😉

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      Hannah G, The 'Ordinary' Mum
      28th May 2016 at 9:30 pm

      Sounds like there will be lots of us newbies around, I’m heading to the Fringe Night too. Should be a fab weekend! Thanks for reading and commenting lovely 🙂 x

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    Becky, Cuddle Fairy
    31st May 2016 at 2:43 pm

    Ooo I’m loving your outfit!! I’m still terribly undecided on what to wear but it will be from my closet, that much I know. Hopefully, we can meet & say hi at some stage! x

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      Hannah G, The 'Ordinary' Mum
      31st May 2016 at 2:48 pm

      Ah thank you, hopefully I’ll be happy with it on the day and won’t end up changing my mind! I’d love to meet you, fingers crossed x

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    2nd June 2016 at 2:11 pm

    I swear I commented on this already?! Haha so excited to meet you 🙂 xx

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      Hannah G, The 'Ordinary' Mum
      2nd June 2016 at 2:19 pm

      Haha!! Super excited to meet you too, not long now 🙂 xx

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