An Ode to #BML16

An Ode to #BML16

So, here it is once again. BritMums Live or as it is more commonly known now #BML16. I knew I was going in September last year as Jen and Susanna kindly offered all of their Editor delegates (of which I am one of the Poetry and Prose round-up team) a complimentary ticket. I have a great sponsor in the form of Message in a Bottle, have booked the Montcalm for two nights, have written my ‘I’m Going to…’ post and written a post for BritMums about the 5 things I am looking forward to. To top it all – and this has been one of my goals since the first year I attended – I have been asked to be one of the Bloggers Keynote speakers with my poem ‘For the Love of Blogging‘. 

With all of this in mind, I could not do anything other than use this very subject for my poem this week.

An Ode to #BML16

This weekend is BritMums Live
Full of bloggers with loads of drive
Lots to see and loads to do
Tell me, will you be there too?

Starting with a party on the Friday night
Best start the drinks with something light
Somewhere to begin and to socialise
Far away from our children’s cries

You can feel the buzz and see the excitement
Bloggers in one place, that’s the incitement
Things to do, and see, and make
Did someone say ‘let them eat cake’?

The Clangers, Lawn Tennis and the Costa Brava
With challenges to get all of us into a lava
After drinking the wine (note we are not alcoholics!)
I fear for the man who is modelling bollox

This is my fourth year, some say veteran
Sessions to attend, things to get better in
Honoured to be asked to do a keynote speech
I always thought this was out of my reach

Then a fifth birthday to celebrate
Oh, OK then, I’ll have some more cake
Finally the BiBs to celebrate all that’s dear
Leave on a high, until this time next year

Victoria Welton 22nd June 2016

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18 Comments

  1. June 28, 2016 / 10:27 pm

    Great post!! Hope you enjoyed it! I loved the weekend and catching up with friends and meeting new people. Jess xx

  2. June 27, 2016 / 9:46 pm

    Really fab! I’ve never been but hoping to go next year when i’ve found my feet a little bit more. This is exactly what i hopped #BML16 would be like. Cake, drink and no kids! Bring it on! #Prose4T

  3. June 23, 2016 / 10:28 am

    Love it – especially the way you got the man in the bollox boxer shorts in there!
    It’ll be my fourth year too – I definitely feel like a veteran! Good luck with the keynote, what an honour to be able to do that.
    See you there 🙂 x

  4. June 22, 2016 / 10:31 pm

    I love it vic! I’m even more excited now! See you Friday! 😊 Xx

  5. June 22, 2016 / 10:27 pm

    Wonderful poem. Really captures the essence of the event and the excitement. Well done on the crowdsourced keynote.
    Liska x

  6. June 22, 2016 / 10:26 pm

    Love it. Am always so impressed by your poetry, I couldn’t do it in a million years! Yes I had the same thought about the Bollox man 😉 see you sooooon!!
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    • June 22, 2016 / 11:00 pm

      Thank you gorgeous – I am so glad you like it (and I bet you could!). Haha! Great minds, eh?! See you Friday!! xx
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