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Blogfest15: annual re-inspiration and entertainment

Were you there?
Were you?

Did you have an inspiringly awesome and motivating time, like I did?
(Did you lose a bag, but then become reunited with your worldly possessions – er, straightners and daughter’s Christmas presents - thanks to the fabulous Kings Place staff, like I did?)
Yes, I’m talking about the fabulousness that was Blogfest15.
And as if Mumsnet could better 2014, but They So Did. 
How?

Diary of a Working Mum: Slow down, Time!

Time, you thief, who let you in? 
"Hurry up", I constantly plead with my pre-school daughter, "we'll be late/the shops will close" (why do I only go supermarket shopping at 3pm on a Sunday? When will I get my act together to shop online at 5 am?). I suddenly get serious; "You don't want to make Mummy/Daddy/Granny/Nannie late, do you?"
And on she goes, at her own steady pace, meticulously completing her task/skilfully being cute at teeth-brushing time.  I feel the centrifugal force tempting me to slow down with her, but I can't, otherwise the fine China plates I'm juggling of Mother/Daughter,/Employee/Friend/Girlfriend (in that order, sadly) will fall, but my own crash will be louder.
I diarise downtime; I know it's that essential. I love spending the morning with my little girl, in our PJs, making arts and crafts (who doesn't?!), but it doesn't happen as often as I'd like.
And I have no idea how I got this busy, or this fee…