The Mads

An Evening Out

I had the most wonderful time at The Mads on Friday, it was so lovely catching up with old friends and meeting some new ones.  Thank you for voting for me so I could be there! I didn’t win, Heather from Growing Spaces did – hurray! Her blog is fabulous and it was so well deserved – go and check her out. I want her home 🙂 The finalists were really spoilt as we had onsite hair and make up – get in! Just as well as my hair had gone into a Kate Bush style, just huge and curly. Luckily the hairdresser tamed it and then a lovely makeup artist called Sue, sorted out my face. I forgot to take any photos […]



The Mads and a Thankyou or Two

The Mads (Mum and Dad Blogging Awards) is coming up next week, and frankly it’s kind of crept up on me – where did September go? I’d like to thank you all again for voting for me in the category of the Best Home Blog.  I’m nominated with some wonderful other bloggers  Frugal In Cornwall, Growing Spaces, Love Chic Living and The White Approach   I’m rather looking forward to having a glass of wine with them.  I couldn’t have done that without you all kindly taking the time to vote for me, hugs to you all. It’s being held at a swish London hotel this year and I was having bit of a panic about what to wear.  I was thinking […]

{The Mads 2012} Thankyou

 I just popped over to The Mads (Mum and Dad Blog Awards) to see if I’d been nominated for anything and I had such a lovely surprise I’m really chuffed!  Violet Posy has been nominated for Most Innovative, Most Helpful Blogger, Best Home Blog and the big one Best Blog of the Year! I really can’t thank all of you who nominated my blog enough. I hadn’t really publicised The Mads on here much because I’ve been fortunate enough to nominated the last couple of years and I’ve not really blogged that much this year – work, life and everything in between has kind of gotten in the way.  So this is extra special to me. Even if I don’t get […]


The Awards…

Friday was a huge amount of fun, despite the heat in London and my mistake of wearing heels for the first time in 2 years!  It was so lovely to meet so many bloggers who I’ve only ever spoken too online before, and to catch up in person with lots of people I only get to see occasionally. I didn’t win, the well deserved prize went to the fabulous Ruth at Geek Mummy  –  but to be honest it felt like winning just being there and having my name called out and doing an impromptu dance with my fellow nominees when Ruth won! There was such a good vibe there, everyone was cheering everyone else on and you could really […]

The Mads

Morning!  I’m just in the middle of packing for going down to London for The Mads tonight.  I’m sure I’ve forgotten half of what I want to take but while I’m having a break,  I wanted to say a massive thank you to all of you who nominated and voted for me. I wouldn’t be having a fun night out in London if it wasn’t for you all x. I’m lucky enough to be in the ‘Most Innovative’ Category with some fantastic women  – Nickie, Ruth, Heather and Claire – they are amazingly supportive, inventive and downright hilarious! I’ve had the best time emailing with them and carrying out what has been the most genius piece of blogging fun I’ve […]

The Week So Far…

Sorry I’ve not been writing here a lot recently, I’ve just been feeling blah with nothing to write about. I think my hayfever has gotten to me and while I’m not runny eyed and sneezing like usual I’m just exhausted all the time. All I want to do is curl into a ball and fall asleep – wouldn’t that be nice? Enough of my whinging though, something that’s perked me up today is the news that I’ve made it to the finals of the Mads Parent Blog Awards.  Thank you so much to everyone who nominated me, I really appreciate it ((HUGS)) Violet Posy is up for Most Innovative Blog alongside some of my favourite bloggers @nickie72 ( @geekmummy ( […]

I’m in the Finals!

I’m walking on cloud nine at the moment! Violet Posy is in the final five blogs (out of 118 nominations) in the Best Looking Blog category of The Mads (Mummy and Daddy Blog Awards sponsored by Butlins).  I’m in the company of some lovely blogs, so I’m very proud! There is now another round where you can vote for me again, but this time to win if you could spare five minutes vote for me again I’d be really grateful. Thank you xx


The Mads

A bit of blatant self promotion here but I’m really thrilled to say that Violet Posy has been nominated for The Mads! What are The Mads I hear you ask? They are the Mummy and Daddy (MAD) Blog Awards, celebrating the utter brilliance of British parent blogs. Violet Posy has been nominated for the following: MAD Blogger of the Year Best Looking MAD Blog Most Inspiring MAD Blogger Best MAD Blog Photography If you’d like to nominate me for these categories some more (I think that’s how the voting is working?) Click here and vote for me – Thanks so much for everyone who has taken the time to nominate  me so far xxx