My BritMums Live Photo

My BritmumsLive Photo

I went to BritMums Live on Friday and Saturday. And it was such a great experience. I was a bit overwhelmed last year. But this year I felt so much more comfortable. Plus I had a great group of gals to hang out with. One of my favourite photos was taken on Friday evening. I got to drink wine, with some of my favourite bloggers. Here we are before we went to a local bar – some more tipsy than others.

From left to right: Katie from Hurrah for Gin, Jude from Make Me An EarthMother, Amy from Surviving Life and Motherhood (just), me, Jess from the award-winning Wry Mummy and Steph from Sisterhood (and all that). Crouched in the front is Becky from Spirited Puddle Jumper. And missing from the photo is the very dear Emma from Brummy Mummy of 2.





Man Alive, I’m Going to Britmums Live!

My party shoes are ready (by that, I mean my sneakers/trainers) because I’m going to Britmums Live 2014. For those of you not in the know, it’s the UK’s biggest two-day blogger and social media conference. Many of us BritMums Live attendees are writing posts introducing ourselves. As my blog name suggests, I am an American living in London. I’ve been in the UK for 12 years so my American accent is softer than it used to me, but it gets stronger when I’m around other Americans. I use British words like ‘trash’ instead of ‘garbage’ and ‘pavement’ instead of ‘sidewalk’. But I still call the ‘lift’ the ‘elevator’, and I pronounce tomato as ‘tomayto’ not ‘tomahto’. I sometimes say ‘dude’ and ‘whatevs’. I definitely don’t wear a fanny pack (I’m looking at you Brummy Mummy of 2).
Name: Elfa
Blog: Californian Mum in London (I’ve just moved from Blogger to self-hosted!)
Twitter ID: @CalifornianMum
Height: 5 ‘6
Hair: Dark brown
Eyes: Brown
Is this your first blogging conference? Yes. *knees quaking*
Will you attend both days? Yes. I’m even staying at the Travelodge, despite living in London. PARTAY!
What are you most looking forward to at BritMums Live? Getting to meet many of the lovely people I’ve met through blogging.
What will you be wearing? A dress and leggings, or maybe jeans and a t-shirt. Depends on the weather. And there’ll be a cardi. There’s always a cardi.
What do you hope to gain from BritMums Live? I hope to get a better understanding of blogging and how I can improve my writing and photo-taking. I’d also love to meet some brands.
Do you have any tips to pass on to others who may not have been before? No tips. I know practically nothing (I’ve only been blogging for seven months). So bring on Britmums Live 2014!