Friday, 7 October 2011

I Only Went and Ruddy Won!

This time last week I was getting ready to go to that there London for the MAD Blog Awards. I meet Becky and Lyndsey at Kings Cross and we took a cab to the hotel, we checked in and quickly dumped our bags and went for some food. It was really nice just to sit down and have a chat and relax.

Soon it was time to get glammed up with my roommate Karen and the lovely Sophie who also joined us. It’s been years since I’ve got ready with the ‘girls’.

We arrived at the Talk Talk Custer Service Centre to find a red carpet and a photographer taking celeb type photos.


I found the free wine and its slightly hazing from then onwards! I had a lovely time catching up with old friends and making new ones. I clapped and cheered for all the nominees and winners, who had a look of shock on their faces when they won.

I was up for blog post of the year; I wasn’t expecting to win and was sitting right at the back of the room when they called my blog out at the winner. And then the tears came and not a delicate tear running down my face. No big, fat, happy sobs!

Nickie, Carol, Muireean

I couldn't say anything but thank you and I really meant it. What I wanted to say was...

Thank you to everyone who nominated my post and then voted for it. You will never know how much it means to me that I post I have written has moved people to nominate me and say this is a great post, this had an effect on me. It’s not easy writing about depression but it’s cheaper than therapy.  Thank you very, very much.

OH sent me the funniest text:

Time to get drunk!!! Don’t break your award, leave it in the taxi or sell it for more wine...

I don’t know he is trying to say!

Once the awards were all announced the fun began, I *may* have done Karaoke with Amy. It’s a good thing it wasn’t recorded, oh wait yes it was.

It was soon time to leave and like a fool I hit my head getting into the taxi (which I am blaming for my headache on the morning), we went back to hotel for a drink.  At some point in the evening Burger King was involved. I want to apologise to Karen for waking her up when I got back to the room.

I had a great night and it was nice to have a chat with people in the morning over breakfast.

I want to say a big thank you to Sally and Jen for organising it all, the sponsors, Simply Be for giving me my fantastic dress and to Nickie for presenting me with my award.

You can see all the amazing photo’s here (where I borrowed my glam photos from), you can see the list of winners here and the live stream here.


  1. Awww well done sweetie pie! Love the pics! xxx

  2. Two Simply Be girls together :D Well done again - I was so pleased to presenting you with your award xx

  3. Well done! But what is the link to the post that won?