Monday, 20 September 2010

The MADs Awards Ceremony

Most of you have heard of The MADs and if you haven't.. what rock have you been sitting under for the last few months? The MADs is the brainchild of who blogs over at Who's The Mummy. The MADs stands for Mummy & Daddy Bloggers and a awards ceremony was held last Monday evening at Butlins in Bognor Regis to celebrate the best in parent blogging. Unfortunately I wasn't there to pick up a award (next year will be my year!) but was invited along as a guest.

We were given a Citroen DS3 sports so that we could drive to The MADs in style. We received one in a rather funky yellow colour and I was quick to name it bumblebee. Apparently the car drives like a dream. I will of course bring you a more detailed description later on this week.


The day started with some rather delicious cakes & coffee. (I do have to apologise to the Butlins staff , it was my son who crushed shortbread into your carpet!) It was great getting to know one another , meeting new people and seeing old friends. We were handed some goodies bags.. cake , chocolate & epilators were to be found.. Also got a bag of mego bloks which has already opened and started on for entry to Sally's mega bloks competition.

Heather , Sharon , & Vic who have just come out of the spa.

I did have a fabulous dress from to wear but due to shampoo spillage, as I'v now learnt it's not a good idea to pack them in the same compartment as your clothes!

I arrived at the ceremony with Pippa & Vic who both look stunning , we had abit of a boogie in the disco lift and then headed to dinner. After a rather delicious 3 course meal (cheesecake for pudding.. they must of knew I was coming!) the lovely Kelly Rose Bradford took to the stage to host the awards.

The winners can be found over on The MADs website or on the live blog which will give you a replay of the whole night.

My biggest YAY'S of the night went to Pippa who won Best MAD Blog for family fun , Jo who won Best New MAD Blog and Tim who not only won Best MAD blog writer won Butlins Best MAD blogger of the year too - Congratulations guys!!

Pippa who unlike the others had actually prepared a winning speech.

Tim collecting his Best MAD Blog Writer award

It was safe to say that Tim was simply stunned & speechless when it
was announced that he was Butlins Best MAD Blogger Of The Year Winner.

BIG shout out to table 2 - Heather , Joanne , Snaffles Mummy , Claire , Lindy & Pam. I still quite cant believe we won the quiz.

I did start the night on the straight and narrow , I avoided the pimms and went straight for the OJ. It was the man that kindly poured me wine throughout the night which I blame for this :