After a very long hectic week at work, finally the very first midlands blogger meet was drawing closer. Myself and the lovely Hollie-Anne from Florals & Cupcakes were joining forces and organising the event, there had been many weeks of emails, telephone calls toing and froing trying to make this the perfect meet. Unlike other events we wanted to make this meet as informal as possible, literally just a social blog meet.
Taking forever to make a decision, we decided to use a venue that was renowned around the east midlands – mainly for its utter charm, we were hosting our first event at the Orange Tree Nottingham.
Finding what to wear was a tricky one. I had been away working all week and unfortunately had no time to sit and decided. So I literally picked my most colourful items and went nice and casual.
|What I am wearing: Jeans – Topshop, Jacket – Miss Selfridge, Top – F&F, and Ballet pumps – Topshop|
We were extremely blessed and had many donations for the event, one of the main ones was the fabulous Innocent Smoothies – in a variety of yummy flavours our Midlands bloggers got the chance to try some exciting flavoured smoothies. I’m personally always a big fan of food and drink that is as pure as possible, none of the added bits and bobs that tend to be in so many things we consume.
We ate, drank tea, munched on cupcakes and enjoyed the delicious food from the Orange Tree menu. It was literally a chance to meet and bond with fellow bloggers!
We did have some fantastic prizes to give away in our raffle. We had 3 giftsets from Sunkissed tanning, Cheer Up Clothing donates some goodies and the top prize from the lovely people at BMI Baby was two seats on a return flight. The winner could go to any of the following; Belfast, Glasgow, Paris or Amsterdam! What a prize! I must admit I was jealous I couldn’t be in the running!
|The lovely Sarah Connolly from Words By Sarah with her prize|
|My fellow running buddy Lauren from MissBusby with her prize!|
|The fabulous Annabella from Skinscrubs with her goody!|
|Our queen of the hour – the gorgeous Aislinn from BooBoo Kitty with her BMI baby prize but also won the Cheer Up Clothing prize!|
I didn’t get a chance to take heaps of photos of everyone as I was too busy chin wagging! However, the above are some of the lovely bloggers we met.
So the end drew near and after all the excitement of such prizes, everyone was ready to call it a day. What a day it had been! Question is when shall we host the next one??!