On Saturday I attended my very first blogger meetup (#sotonmeetup). I was really excited to meet some fellow bloggers – people who understand that I’m not a total whack-job and that blogging is a legitimate hobby!
It was hosted by Alice from anniewritesbeauty.blogspot.co.uk and Amy from www.amzyinwonderland.blogspot.com. These girls put so much work into this and they did an amazing job. For months beforehand we’ve been tweeting each other using the #sotonmeetup hashtag, which was a great way of getting to know the other bloggers a little bit before we actually met.
It was hosted at The Orange Rooms in Southampton, which is a great little bar. They do fab food during the day, and in the evening it’s a fantastic place to drink and dance the night away.
Now I made the ultimate blogger mistake on the day itself… I brought my camera with me, but forgot to put the memory card inside. Doh! So these photo’s are a mix of my rubbish iPhone ones and a couple I’ve stolen from Alice’s blog (thanks Alice for these!).
We spent the first hour or so outside in the warm sunshine, slurping on cocktails and getting to know each other a little better.
We then headed upstairs for some delicious food. I opted for a chicken and hummus wrap, amusingly called “Hummus a Tune”. Chuckle, chuckle!
After we’d all munched down our food, Alice and Amy hosted the raffle. I wasn’t one of the lucky winners, which was a shame as there were some great goodies to be won!
However, we all won big time when it came to the goodie bags. These were the biggest things I have ever seen. These are so amazing that it deserves its own post, so watch out for that on Friday!
Overall the #sotonmeetup was a great day. Alice put so much work into pulling it all together, so I want to say thank you again to her. It was brilliant meeting fellow bloggers and I hope we can all meet up again sometime soon.
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