Last Sunday was SWBXmas! A bunch of bloggers from across the South West got together to have a little Christmas party in aid of Macmillan. There were about 50 of us in total and the party was held at The Birdcage in Bristol.
Included in the small ticket price of £5 was a free present from under the Christmas tree, a piece of (delicious) cake and a cup of tea. We had lots of time to natter before we were split into teams for the Fashion Quiz! I'm quite competitive so was playing to win but unfortunately it wasn't to be. I think there were about 9 groups and we came 4th which was pretty respectable.
Dress: Jarlo London - Hat: M&S - Necklace: Vivienne Westwood - Bow Ring: (Mood) Debenhams- Stag Ring: Cheap Frills
After the quiz we could mingle again and the lovely girls at The Birdcage treated us to a cup of champers! I was so excited to mingle with some of my fave bloggers that I hardly took any pictures...Whoops!
I had such a nice time and it was sooo lovely to catch up with Amie (Credit Crunch Chic), Emily (emmerliejay), Laura (A Daisy Chain Dream) & my partner in crime Brownie (Soul Sparkler). I love these kinds of events because they're so great for meeting new people, I now have a long list of new blogs to read which I can't wait to get stuck into over Christmas.
I can't speak more highly of the venue. It's such an arty place that oozes vintage style with mismatched furniture and china, it even has a boutique selling vintage treasures! I snapped a few pics to show you but the photos don't do it justice, if you live in or near Bristol I definitely recommend you give it a visit.
After some more tea and live music, it was time to leave. We were given goodie bags with sweeties and a vintage scarf courtesy of The Birdcage. I was one of the last through the doors because I didn't want it to be over, it was too much fun.
In case anybody is wondering, when I ripped open my Christmas present I found a gorgeous necklace from Quirky Quartz! I haven't worn it yet but it's so so cute, I love crystals so it's the perfect gift for me. So many great sponsors supplied presents for the event but I think I got one of the best ones, huzzah! ;)
Has anybody else attended a Christmas blogger meet this year? I can't wait for our next get together, there were tons of bloggers I didn't get a chance to talk to and I'd love to do it all over again soon. If you're a local blogger but didn't make it to SWBXmas, you can join the community Facebook page to be kept in the loop for next time.
I want to say a huge thanks to Gina, Hayley, Lyzi & Bee for organising everything, they did such an uh-mazing job.
T - South West Blogger & Proud. XoX
P.S If you're also a SW blogger, make sure you enter our Dr. Martens competition!
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