Blogging for me, is about community. Enhancing old ones and making new ones.
Saturday afternoon was cold and miserable outside, but inside a London hotel room a meeting of 20 of the loveliest blogging ladies came together for a feast of laughter, bubbles and afternoon tea nibbles.
We spent over three hours shooting the breeze, making new friends, catching up with old ones and meeting some oldnew ones. You gorgeous girls! It was a fab afternoon. The highlight of my day was matching proper real life smiles to bloggers who make my day with their sweet blog posts.
How do you know this is a blogger meetup? Bubbles, 5 cameras, 5 phones and cupcakes.
Whilst the table groaned with some delicious sammiches, cupcakes and other goodies…
…down in gluten free corner the goodies were pretty scrumptious to boot. I’m not a connoisseur, and bar a dearth of scones, the offerings were pretty darn tasty.
Representing at least 10 countries spanning the globe, it was a multi-cultural affair, with such a wide variety of bloggers and blogging topics. There was an awesome suggestion of speed chatting, much like speed-dating, but we ended up naturally falling into a sweet rhythm which meant we got to speak to so many lovelies (Could I use any more superlatives? It was all the sugar, I swear,) but not everyone. Next time!
Our two lovely mischief ringleaders were; Selena from Oh, the place we will go! & Bonnie from A Compass Rose. Thank you ladies, without you who knows what we would have been doing that day. Nothing so fun, I’m absolutely positive about.
Gina from Sweet Serenity
Mandy from Emm in London
Erin from Erin Out and About
Sarah from The Experience Collection Project
Sarah from The Wanderblogger
Tina from Girl Meets Globe
Jacintha from Urban Pixxels
Anna from Eat, See, Do
Emma from Adventures of a London Kiwi
Janelle from The Halfpenny Diaries
Jaklien from Passport and Toothbrush
Kara from Pen Plus Passport
Sarah from The Secret Life of an Unknown Housewife
Shobha from NYLon Living
Annie at Sew Graceful
Kelly from Around the World in 80 Pairs of Shoes
Melanie from Melanie Fontaine
Samantha from To the Days Like This
I can’t sign off without an artistically blurred (I mean selected focus depth) shot of the golden sheeps in the foyer.
Thanks also to the Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street for taking such great care of us (and for the complimentary bubbly). They were great fun with such a large group (though wielding so much deliciousness, you can’t really go wrong!)
Ps. Ladies I’ll take the above off if you feel like you look like a hot mess, just pop me a message!