Liz Jones we love you, Liz Jones we do, Liz Jones we love you, doooo beee dooo beee doooooo
Huge thanks to Liz Jones for bitching about me in the Daily Mail – because even though she referred to me as Cambridge Mum, rather than Cambridge Mummy, it’s already bringing new visitors to the site, so she shot herself in the foot (I’m actually thinking of somewhere that might do more damage but it’s not polite to write those things, is it?) there, silly cow.
How on earth did I end up in the Daily Wail ?? Liz Jones was sat in front of me at Mumsnet’s Blogfest yesterday and when she turned and said out of the blue “Do you take advertising on your site” – I said yes. And then “Are you Liz Jones?”. Fellow bloggers (Bottom of the Ironing Basket and When Baby Sleeps) said to me afterwards “I loved you asking her if she was Liz Jones” – I had to, I couldn’t see for all that make up and David Dickinson fake tan. She looked really weird. And she didn’t do anything to endear any of us to her further when she was on the panel. She gave very short answers and at one point, I felt sorry for her – she said she didn’t have many relationships and that her life was basically, empty. She was also a bit non de script – just a weird anomaly in a day that otherwise, was informative, fun and had great food and cake!
Thank God for My Blog. If you’ve come here for the first time, Hellooooo, Good Evening and Welcome. And all that stuff. Our Liz, bless her, was factually wrong when she included me in the piece – I’m not a stay at home Mum. I work full time. I single handedly launched a social media, pr and comms agency several years ago, Founded the New Baby Guides and bought another business a couple of years later. We have a team of 6 and my businesses turn over enough to keep everyone going and have also meant we’ve been able to donate £16K to NHS Maternity Units over the last 3 years. So really I shouldn’t have been in the article but hey – Liz Jones can do it over and over, because it means lovely new people can come and find my personal blog!!
I don’t do the juggling that many other women have to manage day in day out – because my Husband, who I always refer to as Lovely Bloke (it’s partly a true name, partly sarcastic, depending on what we are bickering over that day) is a stay at home Dad. God love that Liz Jones. She didn’t even take the time to find out if I was factually appropriate for her piece. Let alone worthy of her derision.
So if Liz Jones wants to create a stir, we’ll let her. We’ll critisise her grammar, her appearance and her inability to document facts accurately. I think mostly though, I’m still going to feel sorry for her with her lonely life – and go cuddle my kids, make my Husband a cup of tea whilst he has a long overdue lie in and get ready to freeze my boobage off whilst standing at the side of a rugby pitch…..
PS. Big thanks to Caitlin Moran for her tip on moving paragraphs. It *totally* works, see? :))
PPS. If you want to read the article, here’s a link to it… <insert rubbish anchor text of no value because it’s the Daily Wail…>
PPPS. You know, Liz, that advertising you criticised me for, I actually don’t have any at the moment so instead, why don’t you all go visit the best baby swimming classes in the world – from Water Babies, a great innovative way to loose weight – from the Thinking Slimmer team, and how to measure dust and manage particulate emissions for the good of the environment – because that’s PCME, the brilliant designer clothing boutique that is Blue Saffron Walden and finally, make sure you have a look at my friend Wendy Howell’s website – Design Essentials for some really cool things for the home. Could write about lots of other clients that I work with in my professional life but I’ve got to get us all ready for rugby….