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Winning Best Schooldays blog at the MAD blog awards was an emotional moment

This time last year I was excited about an impending event. The MAD Blog Awards finalists had just been announced and I was on the list. I rubbed my hands at the thought of a great night out with some fabulous bloggers, and started planning my dress. I probably cracked open a bottle of something fizzy and told Twitter all about it. It’s a big deal, The MAD’s and I’m always so thrilled to be a part of it. Six months later I arrived at the awards ceremony with bleeding heels from a last minute stagger along Knightsbridge, having thrown …

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MAD Blog Awards Finalists. Wot so Funee about that?

By the Bug… My mum is awesome. I tell her this most days, and I usually get a hug; on occasion a declaration like this might win me a Squares bar instead of a tangerine for my school snack. Today though, she hit me with a confusing one. Instead of a hug, she sat me down with a postcard and a pen, and asked me to write down why I thought so. Here’s what I wrote: Similarly, my sister wrote this 3 years ago in school, tasked with a literacy challenge on the theme of Mother’s Day: My mum is …

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Please vote in the MAD Blog Awards 2014

Two years ago we won an award. It was the first award won in this household since my mother took temporary custody of a silver-plated cup, aged 16, for being the best flute player in Cheadle. Or maybe it was in her street. Whatever – it had been a while. We squealed down the phone on the night we won the Best MAD Schooldays Blog award at the MAD’s. Mother held the phone up to the mic so the whole room could hear our momentary loss of composure. Luckily her best mate from blogging ‘day zero’ also scooped a trophy, …

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The MADs: my winning ladies

By The Bug… I don’t say much on this blog. It’s not because I don’t want to (although I am currently in veto discussions over next week’s Wot so Funee?); it’s because living with two vociferous females makes it hard to get a word in edgeways – goodness knows how Daddy feels! But after last Friday’s Mad Blog Awards, I need to have my say about the winning ladies. The Mad Blog Awards 2013 For the last 2 years we’ve been lucky enough to attend the Mad Blog Awards ceremony. I say lucky, and I know that the ladies of …

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The MAD Blog Awards 2013 – Thanks, and Good Luck

I couldn’t not blog today, but if I’m honest, I’m feeling a bit under par. Annie, bring your tea tree oil and don’t stand too close 😉 Tonight I am fortunate enough to be attending the Mad Blog Awards for the second year running. Last year we were absolutely thrilled and gobsmacked to win our Schooldays category, sponsored by Startrite Shoes. The competition was stiff, and it is no less so this time round. Look: Thinly Spread: I mean seriously, the woman is a blogging legend, writing beautifully about life, food, gardens, and campaigning for a better world. What’s more, I’ve …

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How to look good in photos – a MAD’s Award tutorial

As the Mad Blog Awards 2013 draw mega close, I’m going to show you how Mummy might look on the big night. You’ve had the task of selecting my outfit, but now it’s actually Mummy’s turn in the spotlight. And bearing in mind the red carpet moment (although I seem to recall last year it was orange), I’ve been doing some research on how to look good in photos. Trust me, Mummy needs this advice… This was her last year: Not bad, and the word most bandied around afterwards was “cleavage.” Apparently it is the wide-angled lens that made her …

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What I’m wearing to the Mad Blog Awards

This Friday sees my second ever visit to the Mad Blog Awards. I am a lucky girl – once was fabulous, twice is just too exciting for words! Last year I had the most awesome outfit, I was beginning to worry that I would never be able to top it in 2014. But at the last minute, from out of the ashes of my woefully Marks and Spencerised wardrobe, my Fairy Godsister came up trumps. I’ve been waiting for the packages to arrive for a few days now, with excitement increasing daily as I enter the house. And today was the …

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It’s the MAD’s today! What do we think about that??

* This post has been updated, please read on down… GG has been excited for weeks. She has been counting down the days. She finished ticking off the days on her calendar on Wednesday. The MAD’s (Mum and Dad Blogging Awards) are today, and it seems she couldn’t wait. So I was surprised when the first thing concerning her this morning was a music lesson… Tonight we are heading into London for a very grand awards ceremony. We have fine clothing and champagne (read lemonade). You can watch the awards online here (to be updated) and of course there will …

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My embarrassing Mum

How far do you go to get a vote of confidence? How much are you prepared to have people laugh at you? I have the answer to that question. As far as my Mum is concerned, if you’re laughing, she’s happy. Always the clown, the tact-free one who says what everyone else is thinking, without thinking. That’s my embarrassing Mum. Anyway, here she is again, allowing the nation to ridicule her in her choice of fantasy boyfriend. Mind you, she’s not alone in her  MADness… And if you’re not convinced about my Mum and her craziness, you can listen to …

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