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A favourite summer moment: host MAD bloggers on a yacht

MAD Blogging Awards Finalist Badge

MAD Blogging Awards Finalist Badge

It’s seems ages ago…and I guess it is now, thanks to the two weeks holiday I had immediately afterwards.

Sitting and drinking Pims on a Yacht isn’t something I want to forget, but as usually family life has got in the way!

On the 17th August, I had the pleasure of meeting fellow MAD bloggers on a beautiful yacht courtesy of at St Katherine’s Dock in London.

Absolute Pleasure was the name of the yacht and it sure was…both to be there and to meet some other blogger people finally. It’s so nice putting names to Twitter faces and blogs.

It was, quite simply, a breathtaking evening. The company was great; and it was so refreshing to talk to people who understood about blogging. I didn’t get one blank stare all evening.

The champagne and Pims flowed; though not for me as I had to get up to go on holiday VERY early the next day. A 4am start to Cornwall and the fizzy stuff do not mix….

So thanks to Fashion Detective, Rosie Scribble, Dear Beautiful Boy, Red Ted Art, Diary of a First Child, Mums gone to.., Jenography and everyone else I chatted to; and so sorry if I missed anyone off, it was a long time ago for a brain-frazzled mum!

Particular thanks go to Bizzy Mum who waited to board the yacht for me to arrive after I struggled to get there on time due to train cancellation chaos. It was so much more less daunting to have another newbie with me. The MAD Bogging Awards deserve to take a bow too; mainly for including me even though I have only been blogging for five minutes – well, since the end of January this year…

Mad Bloggers award yacht reception

Mad Bloggers award yacht reception – bet you are all jealous now…get blogging it could be you next!

This had to be one of my favourite bits of my summer, even though the kids were no where to be seen *guiltyface.* But strangely I don’t holiday on Yachts that often…

What are your favourite summer moments? Do tell us below.

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Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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Thursday 6th of September 2012

I am VERY jealous! I love boats and champagne!!!

Good Luck with the Awards!

I doubt anyone will ever nominate me for anything! lol. I have a low blog-esteem atm as I've just moved websites and my subscribers don't seem to be moving with me! :-(


Thursday 6th of September 2012

Have faith! I am sure they will return...send me a relevant post at and we can consider you for the Working Parents Round-Up - could give you some more esteem! ;-)

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