Do you remember a few months ago me banging on at you to vote for me in the MAD blog awards? Well last night, after months of nervous nail-biting, I travelled to the surprisingly funky Butlins in drizzly Bognor Regis for the awards ceremony.
And guess who won the award for ‘Best New Blog’?
Unfortunately, not expecting to win, by the time I had to stagger up to garble my thanks, I had rather taken advantage of the free Pimms and wine, and wasn’t quite my usual eloquent self. All I could think was that I wanted to mention Brian, my number one fan, for his unwavering support and thoughtful comments. So you got your very own mention Brian!
After my sister pointed out on the phone this afternoon that I should perhaps have thanked Bee and Belle for so often being the inspiration for my blog, I thought I would take this opportunity to say some extra, sober thank yous.
Thank you to Sally Whittle for organising a fantastic evening and to Butlins for putting up with our raucous behaviour.
Thank you to the lovely Pete – the Butlins boy who kept my glass full at all times.
Thank you to Shannon at Everyday Stranger, who I was lucky enough to sit next to at dinner. Not only was Shannon brilliant company, she also looked gorgeous in a very swanky yellow dress.
Thank you to the man in the pub after the award ceremony who didn’t tell me off for stealing modelling balloons from behind the bar and hiding them in my bra, but instead went and found me a pump so I could model everyone amazing, slightly phallic hats.
Thank you to Emma at Me, The Man & The Baby, for being fabulous and funny and for being there to make sure I wasn’t the only one drinking shots at the bar.
Thank you to Carol at New Mummy for making sure I got to bed safely, without molesting too many young boys, for telling me when it was morning and bringing me a cup of tea in bed.
Thank you to all the lovely mummies and daddies at the party, who are ALL brilliant, and made the night such fun.
But of course, the biggest thanks go to you – everyone who reads and enjoys my blog, leaves lovely, thoughtful comments, and who took the trouble to vote for me.
I promise not to forget you now I am incredibly famous.