One of my goals for this year, was to attend a Bloggers Meet Up. Though it was a last minute spot and a last minute decision, I discovered a blog meet taking place this weekend just passed. I jumped at the chance to go and while it meant taking the kids with me, they sort of acted as a nice security blanket instead of having to go alone.
|Image c/o Emma and Kelly|
I have to admit that I was pretty nervous as we arrived at the Malt Cross in Nottingham, around 11am on Saturday 22nd February. However Emma and Kelly were there to meet us and both so friendly that it wasn’t long before we felt at ease.
For the most part, the Blogger Meet was just chatting and mingling between ourselves. I have to admit I found this hard, having Megan and Lily with me, though I suppose swings and roundabouts right? There were prize draws throughout the 3 or so hours and though I didn’t win anything personally, several of the girls left with some great prizes.
Lunch was served around 12pm and the food was really amazing. I’ll be honest and say I was quite surprised at how nice the spread was and how lovely it was that the kids got their own meals.
After lunch we had a visit from two ladies from the local Body Shop. They brought a whole assortment of things with them and everyone had a good try, sniff, rub and sample of all the bits and pieces. Hair chalks were a massive hit, especially with all the kids. My two made me promise to go get some from The Body Shop after we left the meet.
It wasn’t long past 2 when the meet started to end. We headed off fairly soon as the girls wanted to head to The Body Shop and I’d also promised them a trip to the Disney Store.
We were very good with out shopping spree, buying only the hair chalks we’d had our eye on and some mugs from the Disney Store. It was gone 5pm by the time we got home though and we were all exhausted.
Thank you so much to Emma and Kelly for arranging the meet and hello to all the people I met through it. I had a lovely time and I’m looking forward to rummaging through my goodie bag.
I’ll definitely be keeping my eye out for more Blogger Meets in the future and maybe next time I’ll even brave it without the kids. However I’ll be honest, this Blog Meet has given me the bug… though now I actually fancy organising one myself! So watch this space!