2 August 2012

The Tots 100 Summer Special.

Do you remember Summer Special or am I really showing my age?  It was a TV show - a bit like a party - on a Saturday night, with a variety of singing and dancing acts from across the world for a great time to be had by all the family. 

I remember, perfectly, when it was filmed in Bournemouth - because it was always by the seaside - being in it myself as a backing dancer with lots of other children from a local Dance School - all of us about 13 - with Harpo singing 'Movie Star, Movie Star, You think you are a Movie Star...' well before the days of videos, let alone Sky +, so I never even got to see it.

Anyway, the Tots 100 is holding its own Summer Special by way of a Bloggers Summer Party - again by the seaside - on August 17th on Hove Lawns, near Brighton.   Only they've teamed up with Zippos Circus with a variety of acts from across the world to put on a great time to be had by all the family. 

Who's not up for a relaxed lunch, brilliant circus workshops - for all ages, a two hour 'off the scale awesome show' (Daily Telegraph), followed by an informal barbecue picnic and a paddle?

Not to mention catching up with other Bloggers.

Now that bit is easier said than done!  Some of us are more shy than others, less well connected and have experiences that might make us nervous about pitching up without knowing anyone, despite having our families to cling on to.  I'm one of them, so I thought it might be nice to do a linky, introduce ourselves and be able to say Hello to one another in a more familiar vein than otherwise.

Please join in. 

This is me:


Hi. My name's Anya.


We only live a few miles away from where this event is taking place so didn't think twice before booking.  I'll be there, outnumbered by males, with my fab (but even older than me) boyfriend and my maniacal three year old son and the bossy seven year old other one.  I'll probably have a wrist strap on the former (not the boyfriend, the 3yo - although - there's a thought!) and it's likely you'll hear us before you see us, so finding us should be easy enough if you fancy.

Do let us know if you're coming, what you look like and tell us a bit about your blog and yourself.  We'll look forward to meeting you there.  It's Summer, it's the Tots 100 party and it sure is going to be special!

If you haven't purchased a ticket and you'd like to join us, you can drop them an email (mail@tots100.co.uk)  and (numbers permitting) they can add you to the guest list. 

Date: 17th August 2012
Time: 12.30-5pm
Place: Hove Lawns, Brighton









25 comments:

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    1. Well, we're never happy with them, are we, but thank you.

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  2. If it was an ado dudes party I might consider it as I'll be in the UK then, but if I drag my boys to a tots party I think there'd be a riot! :)

    Hope you have a fun afternoon.

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    1. But it would be wonderful to meet you and there is a fab Circus. Thank you though. Hope you have a wonderful time with your mum X

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  3. I'll be there, it's my first blogging event so I am a little nervous. Thanks for starting the linky, I will write a post!

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  4. Great news Jennifer. I'll look forward to meeting you - first through your post and then at the event!

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  5. I would love to be able to make this! But it doesn't look likely at the moment - that's a fab photo - you look lush! X

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    1. That's a shame - would be lovely if you can X

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  6. I shall be there - post to follow x

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    1. Great news, thank you. Will look forward to it.

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  7. My linky is up - hello everyone *waves*

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  8. Love it Kara, thank you - won't be able to miss you all, so see you there! X

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  9. Hi Anya, here is Rachel's post about the party she is using as her 1st blogging birthday party

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  10. Hi Emma. Sorry for the delay. Rachels Birthday week sounds fantastic and I'll definitely look out for you all on Friday.

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  11. Hello there!! Looking forward to meeting up with you again (twice in one year!!). I'll be there with hubs, Katie and hopefully my nephew too!! Looking forward to meeting everyone!

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  12. P.S. I remember Summer Special VERY well. Used to watch it every Saturday night!! You are not alone in these memories!! LOL

    My linky is up too!

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    1. Hi Gem. Thanks for linking up. So glad to hear you are coming - will defninitely be nice to see you again and considering you're in your 20s for the third time - we'll undoubtedly have more than Summer Special in common!

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    2. LOL!! Can you just let me know if the tickets have been sent out? I've not received mine yet and have been trying to get hold of the organisers to find out where to actually go on Fri and if I can take an extra child along. Cheers x

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    3. I'm afraid I'm not involved with that side of things. I think they e mailed something at the time and I'm going to have to hunt it down myself! Try contacting @tots100 on Twitter and link me in please too!

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  13. Hi everyone! We'll be there, I hope, like Gem. I've not received my tickets and now we've moved house and I just remembered I'm meant to be attending. I've sent and email to Tots100 today. Fingers crossed. You'll not be able to miss me with my big hair and bump chasing my toddler most likely :0)

    I'll post my intro tomorrow as I've just read about your link up. Thanks for hosting this :0)

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    1. Thanks so much for linking up - will look forward to your post and meetng up. X

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  14. Didin't go. Hope you fun. wish I'd seen this earlier - I could have added - she is FAB! and welcoming - say hello!

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    1. Thank you so much Gemma - would have been lovely to see you. Next time X

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