A Blogging Great Day!

Wow, what a wonderful day I have had today. As many of you know (if you don’t, you soon will do as you are going to hear a lot about it), it was the second Annual Blogger’s Bash today. This was organised by the brilliant committee members Sacha (yes, she is just as crazy as you think, but also funny, feisty and nutty as a fruitcake, oh and a lady of great style with a wonderful taste in shoes), Hugh ( a perfect pint-sized package of caring and kindness. also funny and friendly), Ali (sunny, smiley, and very sweet, again, with a great sense of fun) and Geoff  (purple-bearded, witty and a wonderful cook. I certainly got stuck into some of the treats he had made, and the lemon drizzle cake was delicious)! Without these four tirelessly working their little butts off, none of this would have been possible, so i for one, am extremely grateful!

Now, I am the first to admit that I am not the most social person in the world and I also am not great with large number of people either, but such is the power of our blogging community, there are people who I just HAD to meet! I surprised myself and my family by actually getting on the train and I am so glad that I did. Unfortunately, I didn’t take as many photos as I would have liked to, but I have made a small collage of some of the ones I did take. I am sure you will recognise some of the faces in them!

I also met some new faces and have some different blogs to check out which I am looking forward to. I really felt privileged today. The committee had gone all out to organise an interesting day for us, and had thought of everything. Luca, the speaker they booked to give us a talk on Social networking and blogging was informative and helpful, the venue was great and the scheduling was spot on! As I said, I felt privileged; privileged to belong to such a diverse and vibrant community, privileged to have made so many wonderful friends who are just the same in ‘reality’ as in the virtual world, and privileged to be able to call myself a blogger.

Oh, and not only that, privileged and touched to have not only been nominated for Best Dressed Blog, but to have come second! Thank you, it means the world.

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    1. Thanks so much for the mention 🙂

    1. Thank you Sandra. I was absolutely delighted! 🙂

  1. Big congrats again Judy, and thank you so much for my lovely book 😀

    1. Thank YOU for putting on such a fantastic day x

  2. Congrats on your second place in the Best Dressed!
    Good thing you changed your wardrobe! lol
    I just found out tonight, that I was nominated for funniest!! What a thrill!
    Would you know anything about that??

    1. Ha! Yes, I think it was the yellow that got the votes in! Congratulations on being nominated for the funniest blog Melinda, it is such a wonderful feeling knowing that people have thought about our blogs enough to nominate them 🙂

      1. Definitely was the cheerful yellow!! Yes, isn’t it! It fairly warmed the cockles of my heart, it did!!
        Thanks! Do you know anything about who nominated me?? I’d like to send them a GF chocolate cake!!

        1. We were not told who nominated who. It is a wonderful thought that people actually like our log enough to nominate us 🙂

          1. Yes! It is! They like us! They really like us!!

          2. I know. What a wonderful feeling 🙂

  3. What a treat Judy. I really appreciate the effort you made to come and to see you and Ritu live and exclusive was pure joy. So well done on your best dressed placing.

    1. Thank you Geoff. It was a real treat meeting you ‘in the flesh’ too. You are even funnier in person and I loved the snippets of your Dad’s poems, that you gave us. I reckon that you are a chip off the old block! 🙂

      1. You can keep flattering me

  4. Congratulations, Judy, a very fine showing! I’m glad you took the time to attend and meet face to face with fellow bloggers! Looking forward to more posts and photos.

    1. Thanks Terri. I am so glad that I managed to get there too. It was wonderful meeting so many other bloggers 🙂

  5. Congratulations Judy. It was lovely talking to you if only briefly. That’s the sad thing about these events there’s never enough time to chat! Still hope to see you again in the future, perhaps at next year’s event.

    1. Thanks Marje. It was lovely meeting you too, and I loved your outfit. Looking forward to next year. 🙂

      1. Thank you Judy. That’s so kind of you to say, it wasn’t what I had intended to wear but it turned out okay! Yes looking forward to next year too!

  6. So happy to see so many of my favorites nominated and winning those blog awards. Congrats to you, Judy. Thanks for the photos. Will meet you all one day. No doubt. Till then…hugs to all. ?

    1. Thank you so much Van. I look forward to when we can meet up, too 🙂

  7. Kat

    Congratulations! It sounds like it was so much fun! I wish I was over there or it was over here….. 🙂

    1. It was great fun Kat. It would have been great to have met you. 🙂

  8. Congratulations. Wish I had been. I will be next year!

    1. Yay! That will be wonderful, Linda xx

  9. Well, what a real pleasure it was to finally meet you, Judy. I only wish I had had more time to speak with you, but, with Boss Sacha looking over her shoulder at me every five minutes, I had to ensure I was was capturing the moments.
    Many congratulations on your very well deserved second place for Best Dressed blog. Already looking forward to seeing you at The Third Annual Bloggers Bash on June 10th 2017.

    1. It was wonderful meeting you too, Hugh. It was a fantastic day, so well-organised and I was thrilled to be a part of it. The icing on the cake was coming 2nd in the Best Dressed Blog award. 🙂

      1. You deserved it. In our eyes, you were all winners.

        1. Thank you. The whole day was a roaring success, thanks to you, Ali, Sacha and Geoff 🙂

  10. Hi Judy I agree completely it was wonderful and we were very privileged ! It was lovely to meet you, like you I am not brave with either travel or large amounts of people but next year I shall be more prepared. We obviously had similar experiences as our posts on the day could almost be written as one!!??? Great minds?? ?

    1. It was lovely to meet you Willow, and yes we are very similar in so many ways! 🙂

  11. Sounds like so much fun, Judy (Ms. Social Butterfly!) I can’t wait until the pictures come 🙂

    1. Thank you Diana. I was so glad I went. I am looking forward to seeing lots of pictures too 🙂

  12. Congratulations! How wonderful! 🙂

    1. Thank you Joey.. It really was a wonderful day 🙂

  13. Well done Eddie! Sounds FAB!!!!! Looking forward to seeing the photos.

    1. Yes it really was Daffy. I think Hugh got loads thankfully, as I didn’t end up taking that many! 🙂

      1. Yes, lots of videos coming soon, Daffy and Judy. I didn’t get many photos because I was on video duty, but I’m sure there is going to be loads of posts with photos. There are already lots of them on the Annual Bloggers Bash Facebook page.

        1. Thanks Hugh – looks like a fab do!

          1. It was a great success and that has to be down to all those that attended. Hope you can make next year?

        2. Yes, I have been on the Facebook page Hugh, and there are lots of photos. Looking forward to seeing the video too, I know how hard you were working yesterday making sure you filmed everyone 🙂

  14. Was a great day wasn’t it? I think I’m probably the only one who ended up travelling across London afterwards still with my name tag on! D’oh

    1. I very nearly did the same, it was great to meet you Steve. ?

    2. Ha! I did actually remember to remove mine which is surprising for me! It was really lovely to meet you Steve. 🙂

    3. Went all the to Swansea in both my Bloggers Bash Teeshirt and name tag, still attached so my name was on display both back and front. However (thank goodness) too many drunk Welsh people to notice.

      1. Haha glad it wasn’t just me then

      2. I had quite a laugh on the way back too Hugh, might write about it sometime on my blog…

        1. Oooh, I ill look forward to reading about it Marje 🙂

      3. HaHA! Yes, they won the football, so Mr Grump was happy as well! 🙂

  15. Well deserved Judy and so pleased you made it.. I will be there next year.. XX

    1. It will be so wonderful to meet you, Sally 🙂

  16. It was a wonderful day sis! I’ll be your station chaperone any time! ?
    Remember, next time…. Open return ticket!
    Congratulations once more ??

    1. Congratulations to you too Sis.Thanks so much for being my train station guide!!! 🙂

      1. Any time, seriously ???

  17. Sounds fun-fan-tas-tic. Congratulations, Judy. Have fun! Look forward to your pictures. 😎 🙂

    1. Thanks, Tess, Yes it was a funtastic day:-)

  18. Congratulations, Judy! So glad you had a blast. 🙂 I’d have been there if I could, but it’s just as good to hear about it second hand. Thanks for posting! 😀

    1. Thank you Linda. It would have been lovely to have met you too. I am sure there will be loads of other posts about it for you to enjoy too 🙂

  19. It was an amazing exerience. I couldn’t be any happier that our blogily made it to meet today and that we met so many other great bloggers too. Congrats again to your 2nd place. Wooopwooop ??

    1. Me too Erika. It was a fantastic day all around. Getting to meet you and spend time with you today was wonderful 🙂

      1. Blogging has become even more personal and our blogily much closer? again huge hugs ?

        1. Yes it adds another dimension indeed. Hugs to you too xx

    2. Sorry I didn’t get a chance to talk to you Erika. Hope to do so next time!

      1. Oh noooooo…. You are right! Yes, we will definitely make it happen next year! Sending you virtual hugs over, Marje!

  20. Congratulations dear Judy. It truly sounds exciting ?

    1. It was wonderful, Jacqui. 🙂

    1. Thank you Chris! I am sorry I didn’t get to meet you this year.

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