Tonight was a fun evening I went to my first ever blogger party! I didn't even know such things existed, at least not in rural Norfolk; but when I heard about it and that not only would I meet some other bloggers; but get to dress up too, I jumped at the chance.
I had no idea what to expect; but it was a really fun evening with everybody looking very glam. I got the chance to wear my new dress, desperately holding on to a splash of summer despite the torrential rain.
I talked to some bloggers including Hannah from NR11 Blog a lovely lady who reviews recipe books - how cool is that? She gets sent free cookbooks to review and I definitely like the sound of that. Then there was Mike a photographer at Rebel Heart Photography an awesome name. Just before I left, I talked to Vicky Myers who makes handbags - my idea of heaven! I'm looking forward to having a browse of their blogs, it will be nice to see what other people are getting up to. Blogging is quite a solitary past-time, so to get out and meet others made a great change. I picked up some ideas and a definite shot of motivation to keep going.
We even got to take home a goodie bag - it was like being at a kid's party for grownups. No annoying tooters and balloons that burst in these bags though - we got tights from Tights Please, false eyelashes from PaperSelf, dried pineapple and chocolate from Drop Dead Chocolate and FabEast. A random mix; but a fun surprise to unpack. And can you tell that the majority of guests were female?! Is this a trend that more women than men blog? It's not something I'd considered before.
I won the Good Housekeeping Novel Competition. My novel, The Box, is going to be published on 25th July 2019, by Orion