In exactly one month today I will be going my very first blogging conference hosted by Mumsnet alongside the Mumsnet Blogging Awards. On 12th November bloggers will be coming down to London to attend Blogfest 2016. I am really excited to finally be attending my first proper conference as a blogger. The first blogging event I attended was in July and I firmly caught the bug so when I had the email for the early bird tickets for Blogfest I decided I just had to go. As there’s a fairly easy train up to London from where I live I’ll be leaving in the early hours in the morning that Saturday and then coming home that day. It means it will be a long day but I just don’t have the money to find a hotel and I would feel a bit guilty leaving Evie and Adam at home whilst I spent a night away…although thinking about it a day and night away from parenting does sound like bliss…anyway, I digress. As much as a hotel stay and turning the event into a weekend getaway would be absolutely lovely – especially as our anniversary is on the 9th…I have a whole list of things I feel I’m going to need instead!
So here is my bloggers wishlist of things I need
want for Blogfest 2016.
First of all a must have will be an iPhone charger pack. I have found this one from Tesco Direct for £14 as I like that it’s small, easy to carry and will give my phone a boost throughout the day which lets face it, it will need! I want to spend the day taking photos, tweeting and sharing my day on Facebook and Instagram so I’m going to need a fully charged phone! Especially as the train line I’ll be using doesn’t have charge points on the train…
Next I think a new bag is in order. I love satchels and this Joe Browns bag from Debenhams is just £44.95 and is gorgeous. Having a bag I can wear across my body means that it won’t get in the way and be constantly slipping down my shoulder plus there will be plenty of room for the things I need to take.
Blogfest is going to be a place to take notes of all the informative talks so a decent notebook is going to be a must have. I love the choice available at Chroma Stationary and I think my choice would be the 100 page Elizabeth as it’s a lovely pink colour and has enough pages to capture all my key notes throughout the day.
With a good notebook comes a need for a good pen. I am a fan of ball point pens and I love these cute designs from Paperchase.
I also feel a nice new dress would make my Blogfest experience just a little bit more special. I love this HotSquash mid length dress in Damson from Debenhams which is just perfect for this time of year when paired with a nice pair of tights or leggings.
I’m still hoping I can upgrade my phone early and grab an iPhone 6S so that my photos will be better quality for the event but I think I’ve covered the absolute necessities.
Are you going to Blogfest? What’s on your wishlist?