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The Little Lilypad is a lifestyle blog mostly written by a mum to two beautiful, cheeky and entertaining daughters. It is sometimes written by the Man on the Pad or by one of our baby bloggers. Occasionally we accept guest posts too. There is frequently talk of shoes and clothing (we love fashion and savvy shopping), chocolate (who doesn't love chocolate) education and swimming (we love this too). It is hopefully helpful, sometimes funny and always honest.

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I have learned ......

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In the last couple of weeks I have shared great times with amazing friends, courtesy of two fantastic and very different blogging conferences. After being inspired by a reflective post from Mummy Barrow and then another seperate post by Older Single Mum this week, I have thought about the things that I have learnt, at Blog Camp, at BlogOnMosi and in my 30-something years on this planet.

About Blogging

Conferences are hard work ..... for the organisers. It is tough to put on an event and I tip my hat to everyone that does.

Bloggers love sweets and cake and wine .......

Blogging - Wine

Online friends can become "real life friends"

You CAN teach an old dog new tricks.

You can produce amazing images on your iphone courtesy of a few handy apps (thanks Vanessa)

If you don't know someone's name, ask. They will mostly just be grateful you took the time to talk to them.

If you encourage drinking shots with a bunch of bloggers, they may never let you forget it. (this may or may not have ever happened).

If you put grapes, spinach, banana, ice and water into a Vitamix machine, it actually creates a really nice smoothie (who knew?)


About life

No matter how long you have been driving, a truck driver with no concept of lane discipline can still scare you on a long journey.

You don't have to be "perfect" to be perfect for one person.

Never judge a person by their appearance.

It's okay to treat yourself.

Judging people by your own standards can leave you disappointed. Figure out if it is worth the disappointment.

There will never be enough hours in the day.

That we should be glad that life doesn't give us everything we ask for.

That money doesn't buy class.

That it's those small daily happenings that make life so amazing.

That under any hard exterior is generally someone who wants to be appreciated and loved. 

That the less time I have to work, the more things I get done.

And finally, the last one goes to Coco Chanel:

“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous."

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  1. Such a great list! I agree with loads of these, but especially the 'not enough hours in the day'. xx

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  2. Some fabulous learnings there, I think my fav is "If you don't know someone's name, ask. They will mostly just be grateful you took the time to talk to them." Mich x

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  3. I agree, it is ok to treat ourselves, I need reminding of that! It was lovely to invest in ourselves and our blogs wasn't it!

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  4. ha ha ha that ' never judge a person by their appearance' well that better not be about me my lovely friend (but msg me who it is about ;)

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  5. and best of all they don't have to be square if you don't want them to be!! lovely to meet you at the weekend see you at britmums for a shot or two? :)

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  6. I'm with Amanda, can we do shots? ;)

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  7. Sounds like you've been having a great time. I love blogging conferences too! The cake! The cake! And those vitamix smoothies rock! X

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  8. No shots for me, they ruin me but can't wait to see you at BritMums Live.

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  9. Love this, some great tips and points - not liking the sound of the truck driver though! :O

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  10. All so true - especially the bit about old dogs and new tricks *she says juggling shaven kittens blindfolded*

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  11. It was lovely catching up with you at Blogon! xx

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  12. Can you really teach an old dog new tricks - then there may be hope for me yet! See you at Britmums Live my lovely, can't wait!

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  13. Erm...can we do shots at Britmums? See you in a month lovely ;)

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  14. This is lovely. It was so great to see you at Blog Camp and I was so sorry to miss Blog On. I love your 'You don't have to perfect to be perfect for one person,' I am going to try and remember that - it is beautiful and so are you x

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  15. Brilliant! And um, yes you're right that you should ask someone's name if your don't know it ;0)

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  16. I so wish I could have come along, although I am rubbish at shots so that could have been messy. You are so right about online friends becoming 'real' friends. I don't know how I ever managed without you guys.

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  17. Oh yes! What a brilliant list. LOVE LOVE LOVE it! You sound like my kind of lady - not so sure about the spinach, but, everything else, I'm with you :) So glad to have partly inspired you to do this - it's amazing what we pick up as we go along, isn't it? xx

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  18. Fantastic! I have always believed money doesn't buy class and yes indeed the less time there is the more efficient we are!

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