Tuesday 12 March 2013

bloggers weekend

WOW it was a blast!

It was wonderful to meet some of my blogging buddies for the very first time, see others that I met on the Bloggers weekend in 2011 and of course see my dear chum K again who I have 'known' for years though have only met about 5 times!

I was so happy spending time with like minded people, everyone was there to create, make and do, it was a pleasure, it was heaven, this could be my utopia!!

I expect many of you have seen this photograph or a similar one taken by the talented Melsh.....

 what no-one else seems to have shared is what happened behind the camera.......

 lots of concentrating, focusing, testing the shot...........

trying to get us organised...........thankfully the photo leader Melsh did not need to use the 'stick' on any of us we all got in our places and the photo was taken lol!

It really was an amazing way to spend time, I particularly enjoyed

  • meeting everyone (in fact I started early meeting Alexa and Alison for a coffee in the local shopping centre)
  • tasty cups of tea ...I tried vanilla and earl grey and it was love at first taste thanks to Jacky 
  • cake (Louise's cake was wonderful and of course the Malteser Cake) 
  • Julie's London die, though it took most of Saturday morning 
  • crying with laughter during the game Sandie organised though this was really due to Jemma 
  • discovering Jill lives near to my childhood haunts so we hope to meet up near there sometime special thanks to Jill who met me for the first time and was stuck sitting next to me for most of the weekend!! Please get a blog so I can see all your wonderful creations and leave comments!
  • learning to make yoyo flowers (Fay) and pop up embellishments (Jennifer)
  • watching others work and plan pages like Miss Smith's use of pencil marks and Mrs Wookie's mini journal prep for class
  • the fact that Lizzie had taken much care and time to choose a venue and arrange for us all to get together it was F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!
Thank you all xxx

lastly a photo of the 4 of us from our end of the table, a reunion from 2011 and wonderful women who I look forward to seeing again hopefully soon


  1. It was great to meet you as well,Ruth....a wonderful weekend....and lovely to see those 'preparing to photograph' pics.

  2. Sounds like a perfect weekend!! Loving the behind the photo pics!! x

  3. A lovely round-up post Ruth - it was SUCH fun wasn't it :-)

  4. I look like a right short arse standing between you & Jem, even with Ju being almost the same size as me. Thats the 1 photo I hadnt seen & I think its one of the best :)

  5. It simply sounds all round brilliant! I have enjoyed seeing the photos popping up everywhere very much indeed

  6. Glorious collection of photos and a pleasure to catch up with you again :). A lovely pic of your end of the table, and that great 'here's how it was done' series!

  7. such a lovely round up Ruth! fab photos x

  8. Great post Ruth! ...super pictures..such good memories! See you soon?
    Alison xx

  9. Ha ha, love the behind the scenes photo!! Was so lovely to meet you, and look forward to our next meet up x

  10. I'm so glad you had a great time, Ruth! It was lovely to see you again and join in with some of the chat at "your" end of the table.
    The cake was good, wasn't it? Louise made a huuuuuge sponge cake; it looked fab, though I wasn't allowed any because of the cream (not that it seemed to be a problem - there were plenty of volunteers to help eat it up!). Never mind, I managed to find a morsel of food, left in the kitchen... I didn't quite starve.
    The photo-taking antics make a great blog post - why didn't I take more pictures myself?!

    I do hope you can come to the next (or another) bloggers' weekend - it will be great to see you again!

  11. Looks like you had an amazing time. What great photos- I love the behind the scenes shots!

  12. I love seeing the behind the scenes of the photo shoot.

  13. How did I miss this post? I really must give my Google Reader a good spring clean! It was great to see you again.

  14. I missed this post too - I like the behind the scene shots too :)