Friday, 5 October 2012

The Blogger's Meet-Up - A Brilliant Day

Laura, who writes the blog Happy Homemaker UK, arranged a bloggers' get-together at Sketch in Oxford Circus. So, on Tuesday, off I tootled down to London, to meet everyone. 

{I took my gorgeous baby girlie with me so please excuse the lack of photos. I was having too much fun chatting to friends and cuddling Sophie!! Oh, and trying to pick my jaw off the floor at the unbelievable decor.}


I have to tell you, I was a little bit nervous but there wasn't even the slightest need. What an incredibly awesome day it turned out to be! 

These women's blogs are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to showing how warm, funny and intelligent they are. The conversation flowed easily, helped along by plenty of tea (chai, natch), and heavenly food.


We talked over every inch of blogging...and all of us felt that one of the unexpected blessings that comes through having a blog is the extraordinary connections you forge, sometimes across the country but at other times, across the world. I know I'm incredibly grateful for the friendships I've made.....

...and how wonderful to be able to yabber on to our hearts content all afternoon in such an incredible location. If you haven't been to Sketch then pleeeeeease do. The whole location will blow your little socks clean away. 


Here's who I had the enormous pleasure of spending the afternoon with, left to right:

Robynne from Robynne's Nest
Louise from Love and Lilac
Belinda from Wild Acre 
Laura from  Happy Homemaker UK
Me and Little Miss Sophie!
Charlotte from A Cottage In Totteridge 
Gesci from Peach and Thistle 
Becky from  A Yank In Yorkshire 
plus Sarah (not pictured) from Sarah Jane Down The Lane 


Then after we finally finished eating, we popped over the road to Liberty's/

 Such a special experience.
{Thanks, girls!}

Here's to the next one!



PS The winners of the Mi-Septembre Giveaway are Susan T and Mrs Sutton.
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Photo: Sketch, Sketch, Happy Homemaker UK

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28 comments :

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

how fun and look how stinking cute you are!

Bluebells and Lavender said...

Looks like I missed out big time....what a stunning venue you though...Have a lovely weekend! Sharon x

fourkidsmom said...

So glad you got to have the away time. Looks like a great time. You look amazing too.

Louise C said...

Wow, wow wow! Looks like a great location, yummy food and fab company ... AND a trip to Liberty ~ great way to spend a Tuesday X

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Susan T said...

What a great photo of you all (can I say especially your gorgeous baby) then I scrolled down to the end, can you hear me hyperventilating from there I won your giveaway!!! it has made my weekend.XXX

Jane Craske said...

What a gorgeous spot! So glad that you had such a good time.

Lisa Marshall said...

How lovely, it sounded like a good gab time> Checkout my most recent post....you're in it. Wink ;)

Lisa x

Happy Weekend

The Snowdrop Project said...

Super post Sarah.
Have loved reading everyone's blogs and re living our fab day out!!
Totally agree with you, here's to the next one!!
Have a lovely weekend,

Full Circle Creations said...

Looks like a wonderful group of ladies and a great time had by all.

Have a great weekend.

Holly

Sarah said...

What fun! looks fabulous, wish I was there - ;-( - oh well -glad you enjoyed it - ;-))

Seaweed and Raine said...

Once again it seems as though I'm on the wrong continent. What a delightful time out! And look at you girl!!! You don't look like you had a baby a few months ago at all (let alone have 4 more at home!!!).

Anne said...

blogger get togethers are such fun! The So Cal Social here in Orange County was a blast. Glad you had a good time!

Happy Homemaker UK said...

Is was a wonderful day, wasn't it?! I'm so glad you were a part of it!! Can't wait to reconnect again soon :) Cuddles to Sophie :) XOL

Gesci said...

It was really such a fun afternoon; I'm so glad I was able to meet all you ladies- an Sophie! What a good-natured little girl!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Oh wow! I think that this is fantastic! how exciting. We have get togethers over here...but I never have attended one. (something to do with my comfort zone)
The food and atmosphere look wonderful.
YOU! LOOK GREAT!!! and Sophie...what an adorable little chunk! I could just squeeze her up. :) Pat

The Beach Hut Cook said...

Sounds like a great day. The loos in Sketch are great, aren't they! Love that place.

Heather said...

Glad you had a lovely time. I will go and check out thost links too. Always great finding fab new blogs to read.

Magia da Inês said...

Decoração maravilhosa!

Bom domingo!
Boa semana!

°º✿♫
°º✿Beijinhos do Brasil.
º° ✿♥ ♫° ·.

Bizzy Mum said...

I love getting together with other bloggers...it's so lovely to talk about blogs without feeling like you are boring someone!! We'll have to try and arrange a meet up xx

Stylish Kylie said...

Looks like you had a great day. I have met a couple of other Brisbane bloggers and have plans to meet a couple more. It's so nice to meet in the real world.
Kylie

Cindy said...

Oh how perfectly wonderful, Sarah!!! And how sweet that you took your baby girlie with you.
I'm jealous, I would LOVE to go to a bloggers meet, one day perhaps!
Hugs, Cindy

Val said...

Now this looks like such a good time.

Jenny Short said...

How much fun! I'd love to meet some other bloggers. Maybe I'll get to in Texas when I go there next month. xo Jenny

Becky said...

Sarah, it was such a nice afternoon! I'm so glad I got to meet you and Sophie! I know look forward to following your blog! Off to finish writing my post on the tea now! x

Jane said...

I'm so delighted to see you, sweet Sophie and lovely Laura together, Sarah. I would have loved to have joined you. J x

Potterix said...

This looks fun Sarah!

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