Monday, 15 August 2016

#EASTMIDSMEETUP | MY FIRST BLOGGING EVENT

I've been blogging on and off for four years now! I can't believe how quickly the time's gone and I'm currently in a position of feeling so proud of my little space on the internet. Being quite the introvert I've never pushed myself to attend any blogging events. However, whilst on holiday in The Cotswolds I saw on one of the blogger groups that I follow that a space at the East Midlands Meet up had become available. I took the plunge and asked for the space.

So, on Saturday 13th August I hopped onto the train (only two stops from the location) and headed to my first blogging event. Having spoken to lots of the girls that were attending I felt really at ease and even met HannahInternational on the train. I was the worst with taking photos because I was super busy chatting to everyone seeing as I'd never met any of them before. A group offs met at the station and walked to Bru, a coffee shop/cafe and all chatted about blogging, cameras and everything else. I had a slice of their chocolate cake and OMG it was amazing! Highly recommend, like I said I totally forgot to take a photo of it.

We then made our way to the meet up which was at Manhattan34 in Leicester. Upon arrival we collected our ice breaker facts (which for the record were really fun because we all ended up walking round the venue asking people if they're scared of cows and the likes). Here are a few of the photos that I managed to capture on the day. The bar is incredible with lots of drinks available. A huge thanks to Danique hair for attending and AngelEyelashes who were styling people's hair and giving guests lash extensions.
I was so thrilled when the lady behind Blogosphere Magazine did a lovely speech. Talking about a magazine that I've loved for so long and giving me hope that maybe someday featuring in the magazine could become a reality. I'd say that's one of my biggest goals for my blog.
Here's a photo of what was inside the amazing goody bag, a huge thank you to all the brands that contributed and I'm really looking forward to trying everything out.

Overall I had such a lovely day and came away feeling so inspired and pleased that I'm a part of this amazing community. I'm already looking out for more events in my area and have booked my ticket for the Blogosphere Christmas Market in November. A few of the girls that I met at the East Midlands Meet up are attending so we're planning on meeting up before hand and going together. I'm not sure what more to say, it was such a brilliant day and it's been really nice to meet people 'in real life' who love the same things as me.

A huge thank you to the organisers who did such an amazing job and thanks to everyone for making me feel so welcome at my first bloggers event.
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