Tuesday, 28 October 2014

#Green Beauty Blogger Meetup


Sunday, for me at least, normally plays out like this:
I try to lay in and can't . . .
I peak out of the duvet cover in search of a hot tea.
I enjoy the quiet morning and normally cook and eat breakfast by myself.
I laze about, do the weekly shop and maybe spend time with family.
Most afternoons are in front of the telly... no shame in that.

However this Sunday there was no lie in, I got up before seven and hurriedly made my way through my morning routine. All in order to make an 8.30 train. Where was I headed?

To Reading. For what? The Green Beauty Blogger meet up. To spend the afternoon with nine other bloggers who as well as sharing an interest in green beauty, are also some of the loveliest people you could meet. I met Katie at Paddington Station, once on the train to Reading we spent the next half hour talking about food, and our love for falafel.

Rachel, Sarah and Jen had organised a blogger lunch. Rachel had also been hinting that something special was in store but we had no idea what was awaiting us.

As we approached our table, we were each met with a hand written place setting and a goodie bag on each place mat. As we neared the table we all notice a large amount of pink. On each chair there was a goodie bag to end all goodie bags (I will gradually review some of the contents of said bag) .
 (if you want to have look at how the day went check out Rachel's vlog)


It was overwhelming. Truly, a testament to how highly regarded these three girls are. And as we sat down to chat about all sorts of topics, there was a sense of excitement and community.

This is why I made the effort. I wasn't sure if I could handle seven hours of traveling in one day but it was worth it. For that short amount of time I was part of something special. Obviously I still am now , we all chat through our blogs but to physically interact with everyone and to see how we all get on, is just fantastic.

It was authentic. There was no falseness everyone just gets on with it and you can see their personality shine through. In the same way it does when reading their blogs.

So thank you, to the three lovelies that made the day possible, to Rachel for the brilliant idea, to the brands that surprised us on a sleepy Sunday and to every single person there who made it worth while.

Without them, Sunday the 26th of October would have been a bit boring.

What will I do next Sunday?!

15 comments:

  1. Wow what an amazing goodie bag! A lot of brands I've not heard of before so will definitely need to check them out x

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    1. It was such a surprise! It is full of fantastic things to try! Not just beauty but foodie bits as well.

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  2. Your normal Sundays sound pretty darn good, not epic like the meet up but still very lovely! It's so awesome that you get to try so many new things, especially since you are still transitioning. Looking forward to the reviews xx

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    1. Thank you Tamara, I do enjoy a lazy Sunday! I agree, I can really dive in and find some favourites. I had already gotten to the point where my skincare has been completely green for at least 3 months. So these extra bits will be a welcome addition! x

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  3. So lovely to get to see you again for a bit longer this time! Thank you for travelling! :) x

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    1. It was great to see you too! Thank you for the cream cleanser, I was running low! Hope you have a great day xx

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  4. Really great to see you again and I'm so thankful that you took such a long journey to make it to us. I hope you are fully rested now! xx

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    1. I realised that when I wrote 7 hours I hadn't clarified that that was the total travelling time. I was still on the train when all you lot go home! it was great though and a really fun afternoon. I would do it again. minus the waitress!x

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  5. At www.mypure.co.uk we're delighted you all had such a lovely day, and hope you love the samples we sent for you all to try. Looked like fun! And Pizza too....:)

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    1. Hello Carol, thank you so much for your contribution to a truly epic goody bag. I have shopped at My Pure previously and look forward to adding the hurraw balms to my stash xx

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  6. Yaaaaaaaaay it was so good to see you Liz! And next Sunday...I'd do what you normally do too aha sleep, food & TV...perfect :D xx

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    1. I was brilliant to see you too! You were looking very chic in that check dress, very stylish! I wish we could have hung out for longer! xx

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  7. It was lovely to see you again Liz and I know first hand what your journey was like so appreciate that you skipped your usual Sunday routine for us, next time I'm your way, I'll come and stalk you :)

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  8. Such a good post! It was great to meet you! :) x

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  9. Was lovely to meet you! Such an enjoyable way to spend a Sunday.. :)

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