Thursday 20 June 2013

Introducing Me, Introducing My Sponsor - BritMums Live 2013

This is my "getting to know you" 


introduction post for the BritMums linky.

However I ALSO have exciting news! 

This girl's gone and got herself a sponsor.  

One I can be proud of too!

You only have to look at their children's clothes
or boys t-shirts in particular (you can see Aaron in one of those right?), 
to understand why I am proud 
to call them my Sponsor.

If you are a regular reader of this blog you will know that 
Aaron's looked good since the day he was born.  
I am crap at dressing myself, but I seem to be able to perform magic 
when it comes to him.  
When getting things out of the wardrobe I am not always fully paying attention, 
yet when I get to dress him, I'll see that the colours all coordinate.  
It's like magic. 
Now that he is getting bigger, 
I need to start to develop his own little style, 
and alexandalexa is the perfect place to do just that.  
It's the sort of website you'll want to spend a lot of time on, 
especially given that they have  

And now, over to the introductions.

Name: You may call me Liska

Blog: errrr this one! +New Mum Online  but you can also find me at +Conscious Mum 

Twitter ID: @NewMumOnline and @ConsciousMum

Height: 5ft 7inch

Hair: Long brown straight unless I wear a turban ;)

Eyes: sometimes green sometimes hazel, usually both at the same time!

Is this your first blogging conference?
No, it will be my 6th.
  1. Blog Camp 2011
  2. CyberMummy 2011
  3. BritMums Live 2012
  4. Mumsnet Blogfest 2012
  5. Cybher 2013
  6. BRITMUMS LIVE 2013 - hooo hah! 
After every event I always do a thorough blog post where I practically type up my notes of what I have learned at the event. They're always worth a read or so I am told.
Are you attending both days?
Of course!

What are you most looking forward to at BritMums Live 2013?
The fact that we get a 2 day break from being at home.  Mingling with like minded people.  Smiling/laughing/drinking/eating/socialising/learning.... it really is formidable! Plus I love the swag bags and the fact that there is always something there we are not expecting, whether it be handwriting analysis, breadmakers, naked waiters, TK Maxx makeovers, etc...  The list goes on of pleasant surprises we've all enjoyed in the past.

What are you wearing?
3 different dresses.  If it wasn't for the muffin top that jeans give me it would be jeans!

What do you hope to gain from BritMums Live 2013?
To get through "speaking" without pooing my pants!
To make sense in my 5 minutes without being incoherent.
As you can see on the BritMums Live Agenda I am speaking as part of a panel at 14:10 on Saturday, talking about Blogging with Heart for Support.
At the event I want to meet all the bloggers I hold dear, and of course new ones I am yet to meet.
To learn something from the sessions that I pick - if I pick right - so that I can type up my notes in the type of after-conference blog post I am infamous for :-)  That is a hangover from my days as an Office Manager / HR Manager, where documenting accurately and often verbatim, what was said, was imperative!

Tell us one thing about you that not everyone knows
Despite being a Londoner I have always considered myself Irish. I had my 21st over there AND my wedding.  I've always been told I am NOT Irish (mainly by my Mum) as I was born here, but I very recently found out I was conceived in Ireland (not from my Mum - I mean I was! Obviously! but that's not where the news sprang from), so now, if I was an ornament, it would say on my the bottom MADE IN IRELAND :-)

alexandalexa being my sponsor means that they have covered the cost of the expenses I will incur in order to attend BritMums Live (travel etc...). 


  1. Love the photo :) Looking forward to meeting you! x

  2. Really looking forward to seeing you again! Can't wait! X.

    1. You too sweet cheeks! You and that other older mum (the single one) :-)

  3. Fabulous news that you got a sponsor, well done. Not long till I see you tomorrow xx

    1. Yeah it means I can afford a travelcard, and to go for dinner etc....
      #Phew! xx

  4. Loved your post! I'm really looking forward to BritMums Live - sure you are too - looks like it will be a great event.
    if you see me wandering around please say hello as I'd love to meet you IRL :)

    Best wishes


    1. Eeeek and I don't think we did meet :-(
      Liska xx


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