BRITMUMSLIVE 2014….I’m going

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Are you attending Britmums live 2014? ‘Guilty as charged ‘gov!’ I reside in Saaaath East London (you have to say it like to sound authentic), so I’m privy to using this slang I’ll have you know! (not that I speak in this way) .Now, whilst I’ve enjoying reading the many other  ‘I’m going to britmums live’ linkys, what struck me was the vast number of pretty pictures there were of y’all (have I made you blush yet?). & As much as this is vey nice ’n’ easy on the eyes, I thought perhaps I’d shake it up a little. So here are some ‘daft as a brush’ pictures of me: In the style of a mugshot! & Yes, i made that little sign….britmums, britmumslive, blogger, mblogger, pblogger, cool bananas, cool bananas blog

It all went down hill from here………

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  • NameKatrina. Katrina Cool Bananas. Mrs Cool Bananas. But most unequivocally, never, ever Kat.
  • Blog: Cool Bananas Blog . This is a phrase, used to indicate something is awesome. I think life can be pretty awesome, & its a saying i use all the time!
  • Height: 5ft 6”
  • HairBlonde, all be it *ahem* enhanced slightly…
  • EyesBrown. Very dark brown.
  • Is this your first blogging conference?

*Newbie alert* I only set up my blog in October, but didn’t really start it until this year. So I’m a complete & total novice, in all aspects of the blogger world.

‘Who is that person, that keeps asking questions?’– Apologies, this’ll probably be me. You have been warned….

  • Are you attending both days?

Oh yes indeedee, ever the frugal type I’d like to get my money’s worth! & Just between friends, I’m secretly quite excited about the prospect of 2 child-free days (sssshhh).

  • What are you most looking forward to at BritMums Live 2014?

By Golly miss molly, absolutely everything! I shall try & convince my brain to be a sponge & soak up as much information as is humanly possible (whilst in a state of constant fatigue). & I can’t wait to meet the rest of you rowdy bunch: it’ll be great to talk with those of you in person, who up until this point have been but a pretty picture on my mac screen.

  • What are you wearing?

Really? Seriously, It’s April! I have no idea about what I’ll be wearing tomorrow, let alone in 2 months time!! I’m sure denim of some variety will be the order of the day (I toyed with the idea of dressing like a huge comical banana, so y’all could pick me out easily in the crowd: But I pretty rapidly decided against this idea) …..One thing I know for sure that I will be wearing, is the best accessory going: a Smile (all together now…ahhh, cheesy).

Banana Costume

  • What do you hope to gain from BritMums Live 2014?

I’d love to come away from Britmums with a sense of achievement: hopefully having learnt & absorbed some beneficial information, on the techy side of blogging & tips on developing further.

& I’d also love to find a sense of ‘belonging’- Ok, I know that might sound a bit over the top: but throughout life I’ve always felt a bit out of place & since having bear, It’s like I have found my missing piece of the jigsaw puzzle (the puzzle of life). When I stared blogging, this feeling of belonging increased & I’ve felt so welcomed into the community & I’d love to extend my ‘virtual’ friendships into reality.

If anyone wants to meet up for a spot of lunch before the main event on Friday, give me a shout! It’d be grand to have a chat before entering the lions den unknown…….

BritMums Live! 2014

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  1. 14/06/2014 / 9:48 PM

    Believe me! I think I will be the one asking the most questions!!! I am so excited for it. I totally get what you mean about the sense of belonging thing. I often feel out of place and blogging definitely connects me to people with similar ways of thinking. Just discovered your blog and loving it. I’m super into fitness and health so it’s great reading your experiences! I love Women’s Health! Hahahaa xx

  2. 04/06/2014 / 11:19 AM

    What a great read and I LOVE your ‘mug shots’! Really looking forward to meeting you. It will be fabulous, no need to worry, everyone is sooooo friendly in real life too 🙂 x

  3. 06/05/2014 / 7:11 AM

    HI! I’ve only been once before back in 2012. It was an awesome slightly overwhelming and fun experience. Everyone is really friendly, you are sure to have a wonderful time :0) I’m going this year not sure about the two days, due to childcare, nonetheless I’m really looking forward to it.

  4. MrsCoolBananas
    20/04/2014 / 4:50 PM

    Thanks for the comment Clare! & i look forward to reading your britmums link- I’m sure it’ll be fab! x

  5. MrsCoolBananas
    20/04/2014 / 4:44 PM

    hahaha, thanks Carin, my master plan has worked! It’d be grand to see you there x

  6. 20/04/2014 / 5:57 AM

    Oh no – I should not have looked at your post before attempting to write mine (I just this second booked my ticket – YAY!) Those pictures are hysterical and there is no way I can be that creative!

    Looking forward to June!

  7. 19/04/2014 / 3:18 PM

    Oh yeas! This is definitely the best photo introduction to Britmums Live! Fab! Can’t wait to meet you in June!

  8. MrsCoolBananas
    18/04/2014 / 9:50 PM

    Thanks! Yay, see you there 🙂 xx

  9. MrsCoolBananas
    18/04/2014 / 9:38 PM

    Aww Shucks! thanks doll! I’ve never been the ‘popular gal’ so can’t imagine that happening….im the geeky awkwardly funny kind!! But seriously can’t wait for June! xx

  10. MrsCoolBananas
    18/04/2014 / 9:35 PM

    Thanks! Will head over to your blog over the weekend, thanks for swinging by Cool bananas! xx

  11. MrsCoolBananas
    18/04/2014 / 9:34 PM

    Thanks! xx

  12. MrsCoolBananas
    18/04/2014 / 9:34 PM

    hahahahaha! Thanks, & you should come, do it!! xx

  13. MrsCoolBananas
    18/04/2014 / 9:33 PM

    Oh, that would be a little awkward! Who knows, perhaps another event of blogging sorts might pop up before next years britmums that we might see you at! xx

  14. MrsCoolBananas
    18/04/2014 / 9:31 PM

    I think i’m of the ‘awkward’ or ‘geeky’ funny camp! I don’t mind making a fool of myself for the sake of a laugh! Can’t wait to see you in june xx

  15. MrsCoolBananas
    18/04/2014 / 9:28 PM

    Thanks! Yay, another newbie…..newbies unite i say! xx

  16. MrsCoolBananas
    18/04/2014 / 9:25 PM

    Thanks! 🙂 I’m sure we’ll bump into each other along the way!xx

  17. 18/04/2014 / 8:02 PM

    What a fab post and those mug shots made me chuckle, so creative! See you at Britmums! #sharewithme

  18. 16/04/2014 / 10:22 PM

    You are too funny! You have to wear something banana related – hairclips, tshirts, hat, something! I went to my first BML conference just observing and probably a bit too shy to talk to people – plus I had met up with an old friend there, so we were busy catching up. I think you look like you are throwing yourself right in and will fit right in and be that popular gal! Looking forward to meeting you chick! #AllAboutYou

  19. 16/04/2014 / 7:39 PM

    Have a fab time!
    Popped over for #sharewithme, would love if you came and said hi back @ xx

  20. 16/04/2014 / 2:42 PM

    So cool! Police Dept of Britmums Live wants their block of wood thingy back now =P kidding. This is really cool and made me jealous! I want to go there too but maybe its not yet time for me. Have fun! #sharewithme

  21. 16/04/2014 / 1:21 PM

    So exciting, I’m so jealous of everyone going to Britmums, I’d love to be going. Unfortunately it’s my husbands birthday weekend so I’m be in the wifey dog-house if I popped down to London for 2 days. Oh well, maybe next year.

    Hope you have a fantastic time x

  22. 16/04/2014 / 12:20 PM

    hahaha you are so funny I love it Katrina. So creative, love reading about you too. Love the photos looks like you had a blast doing this photo shoot too! hahaha While I don’t get the english slang I am sure that part is hilarious too I can just tell you are a fun person and I can’t wait to meet you in real life at the BritMums Live! Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me again and again I love your blog. #sharewithme

  23. 16/04/2014 / 12:14 PM

    Great post, very creative!
    It’s my first time at Britmums too, excited to meet everyone 🙂 x

  24. 16/04/2014 / 1:56 AM

    Love this, I really hope I manage to meet you! I am going too 🙂

  25. MrsCoolBananas
    15/04/2014 / 9:40 PM

    Oops, i just replied but it seems to have got lost in cyber space! You should come, there are so many of us in the same position, there’ll be no need for intimidation! I’m sure there are still tickets……. xx

  26. MrsCoolBananas
    15/04/2014 / 9:27 PM

    Aww thanks lovely! It was rather fun, does that make me slightly loopy? Probably! Thanks for this weeks #allaboutyou xx

  27. MrsCoolBananas
    15/04/2014 / 9:22 PM

    Oh don’t feel intimidated, they’re a lovely bunch of people!It’s not too late to get a ticket! xx

  28. 15/04/2014 / 12:01 PM

    Easily one of the most creative Blogger Conference photos I have EVER seen. I’m so tired of the bright blue background, the perfect hair, the perfect smile….been there done that. Good for you for having fun with this since one of the main reasons many people go to blogger conferences is to network and have fun.

    I hope this really gets you noticed and thanks for linking up to this weeks #AllAboutYou Link and Pin Party!

    Angie from reasons to dress, life as a North American mom in Italy.

  29. 15/04/2014 / 8:49 AM


    I’m a newbie too (started blogging last September) and I’m very jealous that you’re going to BritMums already! I’d be too scared and intimdated by all the other bloggers.

    Have a fantastic time!


  30. MrsCoolBananas
    15/04/2014 / 8:13 AM

    hahahaha, i feel like i may overheat in it, & frankly look like a ridiculous plonker?!! Perhaps i can print the picture & wear it around my neck instead! Look forward to seeing you xxx

  31. MrsCoolBananas
    15/04/2014 / 8:09 AM

    Thanks Chick! xx

  32. 13/04/2014 / 9:28 PM

    Brilliant, love this and you and CANNOT wait to meet you in June! Please bring that sign with you xx

  33. 13/04/2014 / 9:12 PM

    Can’t wait to meet you! Love this post, your pics are fab! Please wear the banana costume? 😉 x

  34. 13/04/2014 / 8:19 PM

    Love this, so creative. Can’t wait to meet you chick! xxx

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