Gosh, what a weekend it has been! I’m exhausted but so glad I took today off from my day-job as I knew I’d be super inspired from all the wonders that happened.
Basically, I went to London. I went primarily for Blogtacular, my first ever blogging conference but I took the opportunity to go and see the Imperial War Museum’s Fashion On The Ration exhibition as well. I’m so glad I took the time to go. I loved history of fashion when I was at school and read countless books on the subject since so seeing films of the “Make Do and Mend” campaigns and the wonderful, thrifty fashions was incredible. As a slightly emotional soul, I decided not to look round the rest of the museum as I would definitely cry (I came close a few times just looking at the exhibition!) so treated myself to lunch in the café. It was delicious, but did require a second mortgage to pay for it.
It was super muggy in London on Friday so I was in two minds about the Blogtacular meal at Cha Cha Moon’s but I’m glad I braved the central line. The food there was pretty damn good too. I had a vegetable stirfry and felt all healthy. I also found myself with the supercool Mollie Makes team. A lovely group of ladies who were so, so nice and welcoming. Obviously, I spent the entire meal trying not to look like a dick. I think I failed.
So…Saturday. Thank god, bloggers are such nice people. I arrived quite early, along with some others and you could feel the nervous energy and excitement as we stood waiting to be let in. We got chatting about Disney films and other subjects and bonded more over tea and pastries (hoorah!).
I loved getting to know people whose blogs I love, like Sarah from Little Beee and Tessa from All Things Stationery. I also met the ever wonderful Claire from Claireabellemakes who has been wonderful in helping me set up my own online business. She has such boundless energy and great ideas so it was great to see her in all her crowning glory (no, really. She was wearing an awesome flower crown!).
I learnt so much over the course of the day, but I’m sad I missed so many sessions – I wanted to go to them all! Luckily for me, there’s a virtual conference coming up soon so I can catch all the sessions I missed. Hoorah! Here, courtesy of the wonderful MollieMakes, are some photographs of the day.