Just over a week ago (30th November) I attended the #Eastmidsmeetup, hosted by my lovely friend Emma. Although I had already met a few of the ladies attending, I was still so very nervous, but I needn't have been at all, as I had so much fun and met so many lovely new people. I really enjoyed shopping in Westfield, Derby with Harriet, Emma, Gavina and Saadiya. It was so, so busy, especially in Lush, but I managed to pick up a few little stocking filler gifts, including my secret santa gift for the lovely Rosalie.
After a good couple of hours shopping we headed to Fat Cats for our meal which was absolutely delicious. I had garlic mushrooms and blue cheese potato skins to start (which I highly recommend) and the falafel burger for my main. It was so much fun catching up with Harriet and chatting to the other girls on the table! Throughout the meal Emma presented us with various gifts including homemade cupcakes, lucky dip prizes and the biggest (and heaviest) goodie bags I've ever seen. The image at the top of this post is just some of the items featured in the goodie bag! I can't wait to try them out and will definitely be reviewing some of them in future blog posts. A HUGE thank you to all of the brands who were kind enough to send out all of these goodies. I felt like Christmas had come early!
Emma also organised it so we did a little secret santa on the day. I picked Rosalie out of the bag and treated her to my favourite bubble bar from Lush, the magic wand. The lovely Rebecca picked my name out of the bag and bought me the Candy Mountain bubble bar from Lush which was such a fabulous choice as I love Candy Mountain! Thanks Rebecca!
The day was so much fun and I am so glad I got to attend! It was my first meetup and after having such a good time, I would definitely go to one again. The fact it was all bloggers from the East Midlands was also a bonus as I feel like some of us East Mids girls miss out on a lot of events because of our location. It was so good being able to talk to other bloggers, not just about blogging but life in general! I'm also so glad I got to catch up with Harriet, Emma and Tori, all of whom I have had the pleasure of meeting before.
I would just like to finish this blog post by saying a MASSIVE thank you to Emma for putting so much hard work into making the #Eastmidsmeetup a success. She did a fantastic job at not only organising the day, but the meal and all of the goodie bags. I don't know how she found the time, being a fairly new mummy, I'm pretty sure she must have a cape hidden away in her wardrobe - a definite superwoman. xo
PS, The bloggers' names in bold are all links so pop over to their blogs and show some love!
Oh and I currently have two giveaways running!