Dad In Training

I Am Going To BritMums Live 2015!

31/05/2015 12:04


I'm finally taking the plunge this year, and attending my first blogging conference. I'm not easing myself gently to a warm bath either, I'm jumping straight into the melting pot head first and have plucked for the biggest blogging event around to make my debut at. I'd nervously contemplated the idea of attending for months and thanks to my lovely sponsors Chiltern Railways I'm going to be making it happen. I'm still nervous naturally, but I'm also equally excited. Attendees of this years event for parent and lifestyle bloggers have been encouraged to take part in a meme, and thus here is mine...


Blog: Dad Creek without a Paddle

Twitter ID: @costyy2k

Height: 5' 11"

Hair: Dark brown and styled to perfection (*cough*). Currently sporting as much hair on my face as on my head and none at all on my back.

Eyes: Dark, brown and secretive. Tell me yours... my eyes will hold onto them. 

Is this your first blogging conference?:

Yes. So if I'm shaking like a dog making a mess in your garden, then treat with the kindness I deserve as a poor man brave enough to attend an event named after females.

Are you attending both days?

Unless I get drunk, lost or kidnapped on the Friday night, then yes, I intend to show up on Saturday too.

What are you most looking forward to at BritMums Live 2015?

I'm really keen to meet a lot of the people I feel like I already know from this fantastic online community and putting a face to the names. I don't just blog, I read a lot of blogs too and I feel like I know so much about so many people that I've not yet had the privelege of meeting. 

What are you wearing?

I'm male. I'll decide when I wake up the day of the event.

What do you hope to gain from Britmums Live?

I really feel like I can gain a lot from it on so many levels. I'm still pretty new to blogging, and very much a self taught novice and so I'm hoping to gain tips, knowledge and technical insight. I'm hoping to gain inspiration from being surrounded by knowledgable, passionate and creative people. Then there's the prospect of making new friends and that's never a bad thing.

Do you have any advice to pass on to others that haven't been before?

Well this is awkward...


If any nice bloggers reading this are going to be there, then please come and say hi. I might look like an unfit Wolverine, but I really am harmless...

Dad Beard Selfie





Topic: I Am Going To BritMums Live 2015!

Date: 08/06/2015

By: Amanda

Subject: See you There

No need to worry about how big the event is, everyone is SUPER friendly and will welcome you with open arms :) Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Date: 01/06/2015

By: John Adams

Subject: BritMums Live

Look forward to catching up again Ryan. Your beard will seriosuly outrank mine.


Date: 01/06/2015

By: Lauren

Subject: Britmums

That is one EPIC beard! Well done for that!
Best line: "I'm male. I'll decide when I wake up the day of the event". If only it was that easy for the females! x


Date: 01/06/2015

By: The Ginger Warrior

Subject: Welcome to BritMums!!

Welcome to your first BritMums, Ryan!
If you need anything just holler - I'm one of the "butterflies" this year and I'm there to make new and returning attendees feel as welcome as possible.
See you in 3 weeks!!
Ceri :) xxx

P.S. Click on the link and you'll know how to recognise me!


Date: 31/05/2015

By: Tim

Subject: BML

See you there, Ryan! Be good to finally meet up.


Date: 31/05/2015

By: Carry On Katy

Subject: Britmums!!

Looking forward to meeting you and your lush beard Wolverine....are you sporting a set of razor sharp nails too? In which case give them a trim or else it'll be hard to hold a pint. Just saying!


Date: 31/05/2015

By: Emily

Subject: BritMums

Fab meme! I'm sure you'll have a great time!