S.H.I.T. Made It To The BiBs2017 Finals!

I have to say, I can’t quite believe that little old So Happy In Town has made it to the finals of the BritMums Brilliance in Blogging Awards 2017 in the Fresh Voice category. 

This news has clearly tickled me pink but mostly I feel grateful. 

Grateful to those people who encouraged me to start this blog in the first place.

Grateful to those of you who have stuck with it and read my S.H.I.T. posts every week.

Grateful to the blogging community who have welcomed me in and been incredibly supportive.

Grateful to Mr S.H.I.T. and the Little S.H.I.T.s for their endless support, and for just letting me call them that.

And of course, very grateful to anyone who took the time to vote for me in the BiBs17

I started this blog back in January of this year because I wanted to share the highs and lows of life as a parent – the good shit and the not so good shit. As much as we are so happy in town, it’s not all running through the sunny streets of London, holding hands, and guffawing at each other’s funny one-liners (of which Mr S.H.I.T. has many of course). 

At times life gets tough, and it’s important to share those times too, because we’re all in this together.  

My main aim has been that if I can make just one person chuckle and relate to the funnier side of parenting, and if I can touch just one person out there with the more serious issues I write about, then this blog is all worthwhile. And I hope, so far, I’ve managed to do that. 

It’s a huge honour to be recognised by BritMums in the Fresh Voice category, and it’ll be a huge honour just to be amongst the great talent of the other nominees at the awards ceremony.

So a big thanks again for helping me get this far, and of course I’d be so grateful for your vote in the finals, which you can do here.

Thank you, and keep being forever S.H.I.T. xx


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  1. Katherine Coyle
    June 27, 2017 / 5:54 pm

    Well deserved Mrs S.H.I.T. And I wouldn’t be so H.I.T without you (and your blog of course). xxx

  2. June 27, 2017 / 8:15 pm

    Congratulations lovely! You must be so thrilled! Looking forward to the awards bash I assume??!! =]
    Thank you so much for sharing this with us at #TriumphantTales. I hope to see you back next week.

  3. June 27, 2017 / 9:41 pm

    Congrats to you my girl! You deserve this award, your blog is funny, relatable and beautiful to look at. I can’t wait to read more of your adventures and wish you every bit of luck for the awards😘Liz

  4. Rachel Mitchell
    June 28, 2017 / 8:11 am

    So. Very. Proud. Totally deserved and cheering you on the entire way. S.H.I.T forever x

  5. June 28, 2017 / 10:06 am

    Congratulations! That’s amazing. So exciting for you. #HumpDayLinky

    • Susie | So Happy In Town
      July 7, 2017 / 4:26 pm

      Thanks for your support. It’s made my day to get this far. x

  6. June 28, 2017 / 11:24 am

    So many congrats! I always love reading your posts! #fortheloveofBLOG

    • Susie | So Happy In Town
      July 7, 2017 / 4:25 pm

      Thank you so much Morgan. Fingers crossed x

  7. June 28, 2017 / 3:14 pm

    Mega congratulations! Enjoy the night and here’s onwards and upwards to your future growth and success xx #TweensTeensBeyond

    • Susie | So Happy In Town
      July 7, 2017 / 4:26 pm

      Aw thanks loads. It’s been a great first few months and I’ve met so many lovely people like yourself. x

  8. June 29, 2017 / 10:54 am

    Congratulations and good luck!

  9. June 29, 2017 / 12:43 pm

    Just fabulous! And wow to have only started in January and made it as a finalist! Just incredible! So so well deserved and I really do wish you all the best. Will be so fab to meet you in September too! #CoolMumClub

  10. Accidental Hipster Mum
    June 29, 2017 / 2:11 pm

    I saw this on the voting form! Congratulations!


  11. June 29, 2017 / 7:56 pm

    Wowzers high five SHIT Mumma! Your blog has definitely become one of my new faves so I’m not surprised it’s getting the love it deserves. Hope to meet you at the BiBs! x
    Thanks for linking to #coolmumclub

    • Susie | So Happy In Town
      July 3, 2017 / 10:04 am

      Your comment has made my day! Thank you! And I love yours too. Excited to meet you at the BiBs xx

  12. Musings of a tired mummy...zzz...
    June 29, 2017 / 8:34 pm

    Congratulations! It’s a huge achievement and well deserved 🙂 #triumphanttales

    • Susie | So Happy In Town
      July 3, 2017 / 10:03 am

      Thanks loads for your kind words. Excited to have got this far. Thx for reading xx

    • Susie | So Happy In Town
      July 3, 2017 / 10:03 am

      Thx loads – Just chuffed to have got this far. Thx for reading and hosting #ablogginggoodtime xx

    • Susie | So Happy In Town
      July 3, 2017 / 10:01 am

      Thanks! This has made me chuckle. I’ll try my best!

  13. June 30, 2017 / 7:09 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! That’s such a great honor, and it sounds like you deserve it. Well done! #thatfridaylinky

    • Susie | So Happy In Town
      July 3, 2017 / 10:00 am

      Thanks loads Nicole – am over the moon even to have made it as a finalist. xx

  14. June 30, 2017 / 11:54 pm

    Congratulations! That’s amazing, well done! #twinklytuesday

    • Susie | So Happy In Town
      July 3, 2017 / 10:00 am

      Thanks so much – am thrilled just to have got this far. xx

  15. July 1, 2017 / 6:22 am

    Well done darling! Well deserved! #stayclassymama

    • Susie | So Happy In Town
      July 3, 2017 / 10:00 am

      Thanks my lovely – appreciate your support. Big kisses xx

  16. July 1, 2017 / 3:25 pm

    Awwww, good luck lovely! I heard that a right weirdo won Fresh Voice last year 😉 #FridayFrolics

    • Susie | So Happy In Town
      July 3, 2017 / 9:58 am

      Thank you lovely! Can’t quite believe it but thrilled just to have got this far. Yes I heard a right weirdo won it last year too, but a very funny and clever weirdo! xxxx

  17. July 1, 2017 / 4:32 pm

    You write some seriously funny and incredible S.H.I.T Mrs and I am so excited for you. Very well deserved and I’ll see you at the bash! 🎉 Thanks for linking up to #DreamTeam and good luck! 🌟💕

    • Susie | So Happy In Town
      July 3, 2017 / 9:57 am

      Thx my lovely and I’m so excited that I’ll see you at the bash! Just read your latest post – you are awesome and don’t ever forget it. xx

      • July 3, 2017 / 2:40 pm

        I read your comment and I honestly had tears in my eyes so I haven’t replied yet. Thank you. With all the hugs, genuinely, thank you xx

  18. July 1, 2017 / 9:37 pm

    Congratulations! I love reading about your S.H.I.T. lives! 😀

    • Susie | So Happy In Town
      July 3, 2017 / 9:45 am

      Ha ha! Thx for reading about our S.H.I.T. lives!! And thx for your support xx

    • Susie | So Happy In Town
      July 3, 2017 / 9:44 am

      Thanks loads lovely and huge amount of luck to you too. You’ve got mine too. Really looking forward to meeting you there. #FridayFrolics xx

  19. diynige
    July 2, 2017 / 12:59 pm

    Congrats and good luck Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

    • Susie | So Happy In Town
      July 3, 2017 / 9:42 am

      Thx so much for your support and encouragement. I’ll def be back, as I love #ThatFridayLinky xx

    • Susie | So Happy In Town
      July 3, 2017 / 9:42 am

      Thx so much for your support – couldn’t have done it without fab linkys like #TweensTeensBeyond. xxxx

  20. July 2, 2017 / 7:33 pm

    Many, many congratulations on your nomination. Your blog is fantastic. Good luck #PostsFromTheHeart

    • Susie | So Happy In Town
      July 3, 2017 / 9:40 am

      Thank you so much. Such a supportive community and it’s thanks to fab linkys like #PostsFromTheHeart that I’ve been able to get my blog read. xx

  21. July 2, 2017 / 7:48 pm

    You’ve really got your SHIT together in a short space of time haven’t you Mrs!! I wish you all the luck in the world and we are rooting for you. You are in great company here as there are a few finalists in the linky. All in different categories fortunately!! #tweensteensbeyond

    • Susie | So Happy In Town
      July 3, 2017 / 9:39 am

      Thanks so much Nicky – I am still in shock but over the moon to have even got this far. I’m not surprised there are a few finalists in #TweensTeensBeyond. All the posts are always fab. Thx for your support xx

  22. July 3, 2017 / 11:00 am

    Well done Susie. What an amazing achievement and of course you have my vote. Keeping my fingers crossed for you my dear. #TweensTeensBeyond

  23. July 3, 2017 / 9:26 pm

    Wow this is such an achievement and you must be so proud! I’ve got my fingers crossed for you. Thanks so much for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

    • Susie | So Happy In Town
      July 7, 2017 / 4:27 pm

      Thank you Claire, really appreciate your support. x

  24. July 3, 2017 / 9:27 pm

    Huge congrats and good luck! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

    • Susie | So Happy In Town
      July 7, 2017 / 4:25 pm

      Thx loads. Feel like I’ve won already just be getting this far. X

  25. July 4, 2017 / 8:27 am

    Congratulations, Susie! You deserve this success. My best wishes for your journey towards more success.

    • Susie | So Happy In Town
      July 7, 2017 / 4:24 pm

      Thanks loads – what a lovely comment. That’s made my day. xx

  26. July 4, 2017 / 1:40 pm

    Congratulations and the very best of luck. Thanks for linking to #sharewithme

    • Susie | So Happy In Town
      July 7, 2017 / 4:23 pm

      Thx loads for your support. Fingers crossed. x

  27. July 5, 2017 / 8:39 am

    Yay go you! I know this feeling all too well….its amazing. I was one of last year’s fresh voice finalists and I jumped around like an arse when I found out. Britmums live was fab and I’m sure you’ll have an amazing time. Good luck and ENJOY the moment (not that you’ll need it, but of you need help on your gracious looser face let me know 😂😂😉) xx Thanks for linking up #Fabfridaypost

    • Susie | So Happy In Town
      July 7, 2017 / 4:21 pm

      Ha ha! You’ve made me laugh. Yes, it’s all about perfecting that ‘No, I really am happy for that other person who’s won, and it’s not me’ face just like at the Oscars when they zoom in and you see that fixed smile on the runners ups faces. Luckily nobody will be zooming in but I shall practise it. Congrats on getting there last year. Feel like I’ve already won getting this far. Thx for reading xxx

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