One of the things I've enjoyed so far about blogging is all the interaction with other bloggers. Until now, that's been through comments, Twitter and the odd email, but last weekend I got to meet a few bloggers in real life!
|Photo courtesy of Adele|
It was really nice to meet a totally new group of people, and the venue was perfect for getting a chance to chat to everyone. This was my first blogging event, but some of the other girls commented on how the small group felt much more relaxed and sociable than bigger events - sounds like I started with a good one!
We also had food and drink while we were busy chatting - I went for a Berry Cooler soft drink, and then a vanilla milkshake with my halloumi panini. The food was delicious, and I would have taken photos but was so busy eating and talking that I totally forgot!
There were a couple of brands at the event - Sass, a line of feminine care products, and Dry U who have created a range of affordable waterproof bags perfect for anyone doing watersports, travelling, camping - or just swimming at the beach! We each got one of the bags to take away, so I'm going to give mine a bit of a roadtest then maybe write up what I think.
The girls also held a raffle in aid of Mind, a charity I'm more than happy to support, and there were enough prizes that everyone got at least one. I won a pair of tealight holders and a box of deliciously scented candles from Partylite - which I started trying out the same evening!
A bit of a running joke since the event has been the plentiful supply of Rachel's Organic yoghurt pots. There were so many that we all ended up taking loads - I just about managed to cram six into my bag, and I'm sure some of the others had even more! Luckily these yoghurts are delicious and it will probably take no time at all for me and my housemate to work our way through them.
Finally, we finished the event with huge goody bags each, filled with various products to try out. I had actually walked to the event, but there was no way I would have been able to get all the stuff home without a taxi!
It was a lovely event and I really enjoyed meeting everyone. Huge thanks to Adele and Kirsty for arranging everything!
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