So I really didn’t expect to win…
In fact had I in any way thought I might win I may have taken some time to consider what words would fall out of my mouth when presented with a microphone and I may have not enjoyed the free-flowing wine in as much volume before speaking into the said microphone.
So if I had my time over this is what I would have said.
Thank you so very much, winning the Mad Best Blog about Family Life means more to me than I realised and I am incredibly grateful to everyone who took the time to vote for me.
Writing this blog has allowed me to express in the written word many things that I have never been able to come out and just say. It has allowed me to humorise moments with my family that at the time seemed really stressful but later sitting with a laptop on my knee just the act of writing things down has put everything back into perspective and has allowed me to laugh out loud at my so-called life. When my youngest daughter started her journey with epilepsy this blog became an outlet where I could write the raw emotions that gripped me as I sat beside my daughter’s hospital bed and the support I received from writing those words was overwhelming, not just for me but also for he who helped create them, so again, to those who read, I repeat my heart-felt thanks.
I started this blog to be a diary of my children’s youth and I wanted to make people laugh as I shared my stories, and mainly I wanted to know I am not alone in some of the situations my children land me in, and according to those who read my words many of you also have a cracking poo story, you all understand the pain of Tesco’s on a Saturday with all the kids, you know the fear of the school holidays and it is definitely not just me who has lost their libido.
So once more thanks again for voting and reading; I am over the chuffing moon to have an elegant glass trophy sitting on my mantlepiece at home.
Thanks have to also go to the marvellous Vertbaudet who sponsored me to attend, (check out their competition to win a stunning kids storage box here) and John Lewis for making me look presentable and dragging me out of my jeans. To the lovely Sally and Jen – you two really know how to throw a party!
But finally an enormous thank you to those who provide my content, to my lovely twin boy – you make me laugh till I cry and when the tears have gone I write it all down, never stop being so funny, to my beautiful twin girl for immortalizing the saying I can’t believe my brain and for playing the straight guy to your brothers foolishness. To he who helped create them for allowing me to put our lives on the internet and for helping me film that vlog; and thanks to my beautiful baby – just for being here and healthy.
So that is what I wished I said last night, but the bonus of blogging means I get to say it anyway.
What I believe I actually said was something along the lines off……
ooooh *hiccup* I am worried I may shame myself now, thank you very much, all I can think to say is how I must not mention that I am wearing huge pants and they are a new design with a wee wee hole in. Ok thanks very much.
I believe I would have made my mother proud with those words……