Wednesday, 27 February 2013

The Day I Met My Virtual Friends

I keep putting this blog post off because I'm embarrassed that I have NO PHOTO'S to show at all - not even one! I'll start at the beginning.

I posted previously about what to wear when you are going to meet some fantastic bloggers in real life. I woke up early on Saturday after a heavy night Friday but felt ok.  I had already decided what to wear in my head so it was just a case of getting ready, checking where I was going and getting a lift to the station.  Mission accomplished.  Train journey whizzed by and before I knew it I was in London.  Mixed messages of where to get off (restaurant website and my seasoned traveller husband saying 2 different things). So, as per usual in the life of Fiona travelling in London, I got lost .. very lost! I was late, very late and I was hot and bothered and flustered when I finally arrived.

OH - MY - GOD .. how freakin weird is it walking into a room full of ladies you know by sight because you follow their blogs but you don't know really .. I can't actually describe it it's that weird.

Within 5 minutes the wine was in hand and away we went through 10 hours, yes that's right 10 hours of non stop chat and laughter.  I wish I could share with you some of the things we discussed but as agreed in unity - what goes on on tour, stays on tour.

I am eternally grateful to Avril for ensuring we were walking in the right direction to catch our train home to Reading together and from there on in (train from Reading to Newbury and then taxi home) I really can't remember that much!  It took me ALL of Sunday to recover and I actually went back to bed at 10am as I couldn't do anything but lie down!

So, back to the lack of photos ... I took 4.  One was very blurred but I had to show willing as everyone else was taking photos of each other and I thought I'd better join in - didn't check what the actual photo was like and then I thought I'd get some later on but it was too dark and again the camera was wobbling (not me, the camera I tell you!).  And then an epic fail on my part as I just deleted them all yesterday for no sane reason and now I'm kicking myself because whilst on the train (this is SOOO bad) there was this really nice looking man and I took his photo!  But I don't even have that to show you - sob.

So if you do want to see what we all wore, what we did and all that jazz then check out these more professional bloggers who have posted lots of nice photos:


School Gate Style 
Poppys Style 
The Flaky Fashionista 
Susie So So
Glam Rosie 
Chocolate, Cookies and Candies 
Style Guile


Oh and what did I wear?  An outfit that is 'very me'.  I added another massive wool scarf and denim jacket on too as it was snowing when I left at 10am



Fiona
xoxo


12 comments :

  1. You are hilarious! I'd forgotten about the photo of the man on the train,:)) So now I'm laughing all over again!! Such a brilliant day ... cannot wait to do it again. A real pleasure to meet & get to know you. Helen

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  2. I am still on a high about the meeting/day/wine consumption. I LOVE it when a group of girls get together and just have fun ... it was a blast and I reckon Fashion Bloggers United should meet once a year (if not more often!)

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  3. I'm not waiting a yr to meet you guys so it has to be bi annual at least! Loved hearing all your storys about the day.

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    1. Summer would be great wouldn't it?
      Let's hope that we can plan for something around late Summer
      Fiona

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  4. What are you like Fiona - deleting all your photos. But never mind - set up another meet and you get a second chance to take lots of piccies!

    It was great to meet you - I want to sit down and have more than one drink next time! I bet I missed some great gossip as the wine flowed later.

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    1. Hope you can make the next one? Thinking London, Summer and cocktails?

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  6. Really enjoyed reading this Fiona, sounds like you had a blast. Ironic that you didn't have any photos but it matters not as long as there is wine :)

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    1. The irony isn't lost on me - it's hilarious! There was *an awful* lot of wine!!

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  7. Hi, love this post, it made me smile especially the bit about the random man picture!! Glad you all had a good time, I've been reading about it on all the other blogs. x

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  8. I still keep thinking about that random man!!!

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