By far my favourite thing about blogging is getting to meet fellow bloggers with similar interests! I have been fortunate enough to meet some lovely bloggers over the last few years, but as I used to live in quite a remote area and was so busy with working it made it hard for me to attend blogger events. Now that I am living and working in London I hope to make the most of more opportunities and get to spend more time with bloggers.
A handful of bloggers also go the extra mile by organising great events for bloggers to meet up and socialise. A few weeks ago, the lovely Lauren, from Blonde Vision, put together another @LDNMeetUp event - a Secret Santa event at Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland. As usual I was too busy chatting to remember to take pictures on my camera - whoops!...
I had never been to Winter Wonderland before (obviously been hiding under a rock for the last 23 years!) so I couldn't wait to go along for some festive cheer. Unfortunately for a group meeting up in such a large location it was almost impossible for us to all find eachother but Lauren did a great job of calling everyone and directing!
We had each been assigned people to buy for before the event using the website Draw Names, and then met up to exchange gifts. I bought for Becky from Becky Bedbug, who I already knew from a couple of previous events and oddly we used to live near each other when I lived back home in Surrey! After a little stalking and checking out her wishlist I decided to get her a Tangle Teezer. My Secret Santa got me a lovely John Lewis candle, which is perfect for my new flat, and some chocolates. I still don't know who it was though so thank you whoever you are!
After a wander around Winter Wonderland and munching on some burgers we chilled out in the beautiful Mr Fogg's pub, which, although is just a temporary structure looked like a traditional oldy-worldy pub inside.
I had a great night with all the LDN Secret Santa girls and can't wait for Lauren's next event - a trip to the Ice Bar in a couple of week's time!