Category: Lifestyle

The Herniman House is Going to #BML16!

 So in typical Mrs H fashion, it’s last minute, rushed and slightly panicked, but I’m going to Britmums Live! 
I’m ridiculously excited and terrified all at once. I feel a little bit of a fraud, like I’m not good enough to join in with the ‘big’ bloggers, but then I’m also hoping it means I can learn lots from them. 

 
My name: 

I use Mrs H here, but I don’t expect anyone to actually call me that! Sarah is just fine, though I’d definitely answer to The Herniman House too.
 
My blog: 

The Herniman House
 
Find me on social media at:
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How I look: 

Colossal! Ok so maybe I’m slightly smaller than that, but you’re sure to see my bump coming before you notice the rest of me. If tonight’s hair dying session goes well I’ll also have copper/brown hair. If it’s really bad I’ll be the one in a woolly hat all day long!
 
Is this my first blogging event:

 I’ve been to a couple of smaller local events, but this is my first time at such a big event. I’m feeling quite sick, very excited, but nervous too.
 
I will be wearing

Whatever is comfy! Definitely flat shoes and I’ll be digging out the nicest maternity tops I can find. Paired with my usual uniform of maternity jeans of course. I may take a dress (if I can find one that fits) for the awards in the evening.
 
What I hope to gain from #BML16: 

Knowledge! I’m looking forward to picking up lots of new tips and tricks, a whole load of inspiration, and most importantly connect with some fab people, bloggers and brands. I’d really like to make more of the blog in the coming year whilst on maternity leave, and really create something that I love and love working on. And if it could become a little business alongside my part time day job I would really love that. To have something to ‘work’ at that I enjoy and want to do is a lovely dream.
 
My tips for a great conference: 

Comfy shoes are my only tip so far. I’m not brilliant in anything other than flats even when I’m not pregnant, so it’s all I know for now. I look forward to picking up some great tips to pass on for future events.
 
 
I’m really excited for this weekend, I hope to get to speak to lots of you and meet you in person! Please come say hi if you see me wandering around. Especially if I seem a bit dazed and confused, baby brain is a very real thing this week!
 

Mrs H xxx

*Thank you to Dr Browns for sponsoring my conference ticket! 

The Family’s New Four Wheeled Friend

When I was younger me and my mum spent many evenings after school, and weekend day trips doing the same thing. Dreaming. For as long as I can remember, and probably for as long as my mum can remember, Mum has dreamed of owning a motor home. We used to go to motor home shows and showrooms dreaming of the trips we could take in our own van. Caravan holidays were lovely, but how great would it be to travel around in our very own mini home on wheels.
Well it’s been a long time coming, but I’m so happy so say that we have a new family member, and mum has her dream! A beautiful motor home has joined us for adventures!

Meet Lexie!

We’ve already been on a couple of very small day trip adventures to test things out, and Mum and Dad (and G) have explored slightly further afield for a weekend or two. But we are so excited to really explore in the summer. We’re going to be heading to find some sun, good food, and wine…well for everyone else. Watch out France, the Herniman House is going on tour ;)

Smiling on the drive to take her home!

Now some of you may have missed the news, but those close to me certainly haven’t missed my ever expanding bump. Actually you don’t have to be close to see it, I’m only 17 weeks but I’m pretty sure I can be seen from neighbouring counties! so as well as the usual holiday must have lists I’m looking out for what can help me be as comfy and happy as possible, but at the same time not add to much bulk or weight to the things we’ll already need. I’ll be 7 months when we go so I imagine I’ll be visible from space by then.

I think he approves…

We’ve already got a new airbed, as we’ll be camping alongside the motor home, its fantastic! A triple layer, all singing and dancing one. After a brief trial run in the living room I can’t wait to test it out properly, it’s so comfy!

Certainly going to need better summer shoes

Apart from the mattress though I’ve not looked into what else might be useful. Has anyone else taken camping/caravanning trips when pregnant? Or long driving trips? What items did you find you couldn’t live without, and what was a waste? Or generally what are your essentials for a camping/caravanning trip?

 
Mrs H xxx