In 4 days time I’m off to London for the MADs Awards ceremony. For me, getting into the last 5 or 6 in two categories was winning really; I’ve not got anything like the following of lots of my fellow finalists and I’m not very prize motivated either really. Getting those votes and getting to the finals got me through a really dark time in my life and all the people who have read the blog in that time and commented and talked to me really helped me so much.
So the evening itself is an extra bonus and I’m really looking forward to it. I’m there, I think, because my family stayed in one piece after we lost Freddie, I’m there because I made it through something that should have broken me, that everyone who knows me must have thought would break me. Heaven knows I’ve broken into bits for less.
By the time voting closed, if I remember my timings right, this blog was secretly morphing from a family life and babyloss blog into one that was going to be a pregnancy blog one last time. Funnily enough I don’t have any recollection of MADs announcements and pregnancy test being at the same time. How inspiring I manage to be through this pregnancy rather remains to be seen!
Sally, one of the organisers of the MADs is, in my opinion, just a little bit fabulous and among other things she has organised lots of us into sponsored outfits; I was very lucky, once I knew pregnancy appeared to be a sure thing, to snaffle a Mamas & Papas outfit. I’m not dressy-dressy, so I’m really pleased to have been allowed to choose smart-casual, which will stand me in good stead through the rest of my pregnancy. I’m wearing this cardigan and these stretch combats and this gorgeous kimono top and I will, naturally, look just as kittenish as all the models in question 🙂 I gave my outfit a test drive when I went off to my radio interview last week and it was GORGEOUS!
Mamas & Papas, I dare say I will be treating myself to some more of your lovely things and assuming this baby makes it safely home with us, I think he’ll be sampling more of your store too. Thank you.