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Join Honkopoly in London for Sports Relief

TweetOn a Tube map, the distances look small. On the Monopoly board they’re even closer. But when I walked part of the route for #TeamHonk in London, organised around Monopoly board properties, I was beat. I came home and collapsed on the sofa while lots of the other bloggers were still pounding the pavement. We started off in Vauxhall, at the offices of Comic Relief. The #TeamHonk and #Honkopoly fundraising...

I’m going to BritMums Live linky

TweetName: Jen/Jennifer/JJ Blog: Jenography.net Twitter ID: @JHowze Height: 5ft 7…oh, OK, 5ft 6 1/2 Hair: Red, shoulder length and not that terrible cut that I had at last year’s BritMums Live Eyes: Blue — sometimes contacts, sometimes glasses Is this your first blogging conference? This is my 4th conference to organise, and I’ve been to several others. I’ve even attended a few...

Join #healing4kerry to share prayers

Tweet Usually on this blog I write about travel, expat life or London. Today however I’m going to write about Kerry from Multiple Mummy. Earlier this year Kerry experienced a brain hermorrhage and recently experienced a setback that’s affected her rehabilitation. She’s battling to regain the ability to give hand squeezes and as her husband has posted on her blog, there is limited response on...

Top tips for travel bloggers

Tweet  World Travel Market (WTM) in London is a must-attend event for any travel blogger or journalist. Every year I dread it. It’s vast, held in the ExCel Centre in far east London and utterly exhausting with all the stands, crowds, opportunities and ideas. That said, I also wouldn’t miss it for the world. I always come away energised and excited about covering travel and about all the...

Bloggers: what are we good for?

TweetI love this question. Coming from the print world, I often talk to 3 kinds of fellow ink-stained wretches. 1. The ones who are plugged in or getting plugged in to social media and love the freedom and power it brings 2. The ones who want to get all social media’ed up and are a bit scared (despite controlling budgets of large departments or writing award-winning copy) 3. The ones who are sure that...

How do you pack for a life-changing trip? #ONEMums

TweetYou could say I’m a great packer, if only because of the amount of stuff I cram into a suitcase. I never want to be caught without a cardigan/the “right” jeans/my trusty swimcap. That means that I lug 26 kilos of shoes and shirts around the world and wear a fraction of them. Now, preparing for my trip with ONE.org, for the first time I’m facing a whole new raft of challenges. On...

The Joy of Swimming

Tweet   On BritMums we’ve just launched our Joy of Swimming Linky Challenge, sponsored by British Gas. You could win a year-long family pass to theme parks and zoos or £250 to spend in JJB Sports. While as a founder of BritMums I can’t compete, I love this theme. The smell of chlorine and the percussive sound of a bellyflop transport me to summers in Texas. The cement around the swimming pool turns...

Please nominate me for a MADS Travel Blog award

TweetBlogging just keeps getting bigger and better every year - something we definitely notice over at BritMums, where membership continues to mushroom (up from 2k last year to 3.5k this year and climbing). At BritMums we have the BiB Awards celebrating great blogging. As a co-founder of BritMums I can’t take part in those except to administer them, but awards that focus on excellence and help improve...

Piggy Bank Tales competition: 5 easy ways to save money

TweetRight now on BritMums we’re running the Piggy Bank Tales competition with Virgin Money. Share your money-saving tale and be entered to win £500! As a founder of BritMums, I can’t take part in the competition – it’s a paid project for us – but with all the great tips being shared, I was inspired. Here are 5 ways I save. Enter the Piggy Bank Tales competition yourself and share your tips! 1. When it comes to...

Jenography’s Meet & Greet for BritMums Live!

TweetHi, I’m Jen, a co-founder of BritMums Live! and am delighted that Carly is hosting this Meet & Greet, so we can all say hello before the big day. Here’s my version: Name: Jen Howze Blog: www.jenography.net (travel and London life) & www.britmumsblog.com Twitter ID: @JHowze Height: 5’ 6” (but I prefer being 5’ 8”, when my feet can take the shoes) Hair: shortish, reddish, growing-it-out-ish Eyes:...

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