Cybermummy 2011 – Watch out, here I come.

Hi!! I’m back, did you miss me? :)

Isn’t it an absolute nightmare coming back from a three week holiday? I mean forget dragging yourself away from doing nothing from dawn till dusk other than worrying if there’s beer in the fridge and what’s for dinner, forget the long lazy days spent dipping in and out of the clearest blue seas your only thought ‘Should I apply more sun cream now or wait another half an hour?

Let me tell you, as our BA flight landed at Gatwick airport the heavens opened and our 20 odd days of back to back blue skies were replaced with London’s good old grey/black ones. To top that as I scurried around in our suitcases for sweatshirts and socks in the arrivals hall we discovered that our booked taxi wasn’t there and after calling him in a very peed off manner he told me I wasn’t in his diary – What??? Even if we’ve spoken three times on the phone and you read me back the dates, times AND flight numbers on booking? Even if, as you dropped us off three weeks ago you told us where to wait for our pick up? I can’t tell you how angry I was and how I want to bring the wrath of God down on Mr Taxi’s neck.

Straight into the weekend, parties to attend, family to call and the house looks like a bomb’s hit it all in the space of 3 days. Not to mention 800+ emails in my inbox (WTF?) Yes, many were deleted, many put to one side but the important ones like the Cybermummy 11 newsletter read instantly to catch up and be on a par with everyone else.

I have many posts ready for you (well in my head) on Sardegna and the Costa Verde which is breath-takingly beautiful and quiet, on our potty training mission, I have two boxes from John Crane waiting in my hall way to be unpacked so keep an eye out for a new video soon and an update on the sorry state of my garden which is looking in desperate need of TLC.

But first and foremost today I want to thank the wonderful people at Loud Karaoke who answered my plea back in December and paid for me to go to the Cybermummy ball of 2011; an entire day out in the presence of 400+ bloggers where I hope to meet some, chat with some and eat with others. There will be photography workshops to attend, video workshops, chats on promotions, marketing and tips form the top bloggers themselves. One day is not enough and I know I shall come away without having spoken to some bloggers or shaken hands with others but I shall make 100% of my time there and enjoy every second. I shall also be taking video throughout the day so those who couldn’t come can at least get a feel for the day.

Thank you once again Loud Karaoke!

And just before I go back to my To Do list I wanted to share some very exciting news with you as me, little me, has only gone and won herself an amazing Macbook Air with my vlogs. Apart from the fabulous prize it’s the immense honour of recognition for the work I have done. It’s not easy standing and talking in front of a camera, it feels like you’re talking to yourself and drivelling on about irrelevant nonsense. It has made me feel really insecure on occasions, like the Sex After Children chat for example, not an easy one to tackle. However, my prize has given me more faith in myself and I shall be preparing many more for you to look at. Have a look at my views on whether or not to encourage your children into showbiz or not below.

So it’s good to be back and thank you for every comment left whilst I was away, I shall be getting back to them as time permits over the next few days – thank you.


  1. Frankie Parker
    June 20, 2011 / 4:32 PM

    Welcome back and well done on winning the Mac Air…

    • Mari
      June 21, 2011 / 2:44 PM

      Thank you, hope to catch up very soon

  2. Michelloui | The American Resident
    June 21, 2011 / 9:01 AM

    Congrats on the MacBook Air! And looking forward to seeing you at Cybermummy!!

    • Mari
      June 21, 2011 / 2:44 PM

      Me too, there are so many people I hope to see that day, just hope to be able to say hello to EVERYONE!

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