London Bloggers Tea, Nov 2013


I mentioned that the London Bloggers Tea was a success and today I share with you the photographs to prove it! I have met other bloggers before with the Bristol Fashion Week and have been on a couple of 'blates', but this was my first time meeting a group of bloggers of which I had already been following along online.  To say I was a little excited would be quite an understatement as I had been talking and tweeting about it online in the days that led up to our London Blogger Tea.  Before I even say another word I have to say a big thank you to Selena for putting this all together and organizing this event.  Without her hard work none of this would have been possible.  

I took the National Express coach from Bath Spa that morning getting me to London Victoria station that afternoon.  The underground was quite crowded that day with various events going on in London, but I ended up making it to Covenant Garden with ten minutes to spare. It was in the Mercer Hotel lobby where I ran into Melanie (my lovely sponsor this month) and had my first 'omg I know you' moment. The rest all happened rather quickly when I entered the room and heard Selena say, 'Bonnie's here!'


It was such an unreal moment for the first twenty minutes as I looked around the table and was able to put faces to names and blogs that I follow. Someone said it best when they stated how surreal it was to know so much about someone from their blog and finally meet them for the first time in person. To finally beat the distance, meet your 'friends', and give them a hug was quite a blessing for me.  It only made me feel a bit bittersweet that I do not live in London like most of the ladies so this could happen more often.

The whole event went by quite quickly. A third of the bloggers I have had the opportunity to get to know in the blogging world and through social media and had a blast getting to connect face to face.  Another third were bloggers I had only just heard about through the organization of the blogging meet up and enjoyed getting to know them and their journey with blogging.  Sadly with the time allowances and all the in depth conversations going on there was another third I did not get to talk to very much at all. It left me wanting another blogger event to look forward to so we could all talk even more. 


I did not think I was that nervous but I must have been because the first bite I had to eat all day was one of the scones when I got to the blogger tea.  I ate a little bit but my appetite was still missing when I finally made it home that night.  It was just a lot happening at once and so much excitement.  Then some of us went out for drinks at a pub afterwards and the conversations continued.  If you have read My Night in An Italian Jail, you know I had my phone stolen. I still have not gotten that replaced and so I was a bit anxious about getting home safely to Bath that night. I really want to also thank Selena and Sarah for helping make sure I got back to the coach station safely. 

It was an awesome meet up with talks about it happening quarterly.  I also look forward to any future trips to London to reconnect and invite anyone down to Bath to come visit when you have the time.  I think my next Blate will be with Kate next month, and I cannot wait! Again thank you to everyone who came, you all made my day. I understand the importance of friendships in your current city with 'locals' but as a TCK, I really appreciate all my expat friends. Thank you also to all of you who read my blog and those who talk with me over social media. Though we have not met, I appreciate each and every one of you. 



The London Tea Attendees
Gina from Sweet Serenity
Mandy from Emm in London
Sarah from The Wanderblogger
Bonnie from A Compass Rose
Tina from Girl Meets Globe
Jacintha from Urban Pixxels
Anna from Eat, See, Do 
Janelle from The Halfpenny Diaries
Shobha from NYLon Living
Annie at Sew Graceful
Melanie from Melanie Fontaine
Samantha from To the Days Like This

A Big Thank You Goes Out To:
* Photography belongs to Bonnie Rose Photography © 2007 - 2013 All Rights Reserved | http://www.bonnie-rose.co.uk 



44 comments:

  1. Wow- this looks like such a fun event!!

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  2. Love all the photos! Lots of beautiful faces and I hope we'll have a chance to meet up again soon! I'd like to put a trip to Bath at the top of our list!!

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  3. Me too! And that sounds lovely! x

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  4. Great photos!! Nice that you took one of everyone that attended :)

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  5. Thanks Erin! Wish I had remembered a group shot. Next time!

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  6. Love the photos Bonnie! Thank you for capturing the day so well!

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  7. Thank you Janelle, it was lovely getting to meet you. x

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  8. I think for one of these quarterly meetups that the London girls should come to YOU! We'd all have so much fun in Bath for the day!


    I just about died laughing at the photo of me standing next to Jacintha and Jaklien. I'm like a fun-size blogger. :o)

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  9. P.S. Thank you for taking so many photos of everyone. I didn't take nearly as many as I should have, but I do have a cute one of you, me and Janelle that I'll post on Friday!

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  10. A fun-size blogger...that is so cute!

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  11. Sweet I cannot wait to see your post Friday!

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  12. Yes, lets go up there for a day!!! I am totally in!!!

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  13. Looks wonderful! Tea and meeting new bloggers, very jealous.

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  14. Gorgeous photos Bonnie. Looks like the rest of the afternoon was amazing. Such a great bunch x

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  15. Cute! I've never been to Bath! Can we go to Bath?!

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  16. So sad you didnt feel well. Def have to get together again soon!

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  17. Oh yes. I hope there are more like them because it was def what I needed in my expat life.

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  18. Oh wow Bonnie! It looks like you had such a lovely time together and I can only imagine how overwhelmed you must have all felt! Looking forward to our blate next month!

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  19. P.S. as usual, stunning pictures!

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  20. Thank you sweet Kate! I look forward to taking pics with you too!

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  21. It was so great! and yes, I cannot wait! I was just telling Ryan about how you are coming here next month. :)

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  22. What a great group of ladies! It looks like it was a wonderful event, and I am so jealous!

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  23. Bonnie - tea in the pump room would be amazing for the group! I am only jealous that I live 8 time zones away.

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  24. This looks like it was such an amazing event! And you met my friend Sarah B! She's my real life friend :)

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  25. These are such amazing photos Bonnie. You are really gifted - you've managed to bring out the best in all of these beautiful women. It was lovely meeting you and I do hope you can make future outings. And remember - we have a spare room and two sofas so if you ever need somewhere for you and your family to stay, don't hesitate to ask.

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  26. Wonderful post Bonnie. Love your photos! So glad we were able to meet and talk. It was a lovely afternoon. Looking forward to next time. xx

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  27. Sounds like a great idea!!!!! Let's make it happen! Selena will love it!

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  28. Oh yes, it was def a great time with lovely company.

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  29. Thank you Sammy, I really loved getting to meet you! x

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  30. Oh indeed! I have not been there yet either, so another plus.

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  31. Thank you Gina, I really loved getting to talk with you! It was such a great afternoon. x

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  32. Thank you Mandy! Thank for such sweet words. I def hope I can come out again, I had a blast and will remember always. Thank you so much for the room offer, I may have to take you up on it! x

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  33. This sounds like it was so much fun! What a wonderful idea and even I recognize a few faces, too! So I can imagine how surreal it must have been in person! Blogging is a strange thing, but a wonderful thing! Hope your next "blate" goes just as well, Bonnie! Also enjoyed the photos -- they really helped to set the scene! How long did the event last?

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  34. Hey Erika, I think it was planned for about three hours, but Bonnie, me and a couple of other people stayed a lot longer and eventually moved over to Pub! :)

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  35. Thanks to Dr Brave for bringing back my wife,and brought great joy to my family?

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    DO YOU WANT TO BECOME A HOUSE OWNER

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    DO YOU WANT TO BE RICH

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    DO YOU HAVE A COMPANY OF ANY KIND AND YOU WANT IT TO EXPAND

    DO YOU WANT YOUR HUSBAND OR WIFE TO KEEP TO YOUR WORLD

    ARE YOU FACING ANY MARITAL PROBLEMS

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    ARE YOU EXPERIENCING MISCARRIAGES ANY TIME YOU TAKE IN

    DO YOU WANT TO COMPETE IN ANY LOTTERY GAME

    ARE YOU FACING HARDSHIP

    HAVE YOU BEEN THREATENED BY SOMEONE

    DO YOU WANT TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN ANY THING YOU LAY YOUR HANDS ON

    IS YOUR SON OR DAUGHTER BEHAVING STRANGELY

    ARE YOU FACING WITCH CRAFT MANIPULATIONS

    DO YOU WANT TO CAST A STRONG LOVE SPELL ON YOUR GIRL OR BOY FRIEND

    DO YOU NEED MAGIC POWERS TO DO ANY THING YOU WANT

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    If you are facing any of these problems all you just need do is to contact him immediately email ( bravespellcaster@gmail.com ).............

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  36. Thanks to Dr Brave for bringing back my wife,and brought great joy to my family?,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    Hello to every one out here, am here to share the unexpected miracle that happened to me three days ago, My name is Jeffrey Dowling,i live in TEXAS,USA.and I`m happily married to a lovely and caring wife,with two kids A very big problem occurred in my family seven months ago,between me and my wife so terrible that she took the case to court for a divorce she said that she never wanted to stay with me again,and that she did not love me anymore So she packed out of my house and made me and my children passed through severe pain. I tried all my possible means to get her back,after much begging,but all to no avail and she confirmed it that she has made her decision,and she never wanted to see me again. So on one evening,as i was coming back from work,i met an old friend of mine who asked of my wife So i explained every thing to her,so she told me that the only way i can get my wife back,is to visit a spell caster,because it has really worked for her too So i never believed in spell,but i had no other choice,than to follow her advice. Then she gave me the email address of the spell caster whom she visited.(bravespellcaster@gmail.com}, So the next morning,i sent a mail to the address she gave to me,and the spell caster assured me that i will get my wife back the next day what an amazing statement!! I never believed,so he spoke with me,and told me everything that i need to do. Then the next morning, So surprisingly, my wife who did not call me for the past seven {7}months,gave me a call to inform me that she was coming back So Amazing!! So that was how she came back that same day,with lots of love and joy,and she apologized for her mistake,and for the pain she caused me and my children. Then from that day,our relationship was now stronger than how it were before,by the help of a spell caster . So, was now stronger than how it were before,by the help of a spell caster . So, i will advice you out there to kindly visit the same website http://bravespellcaster.yolasite.com,if you are in any condition like this,or you have any problem related to “bringing your ex back. So thanks to Dr Brave for bringing back my wife,and brought great joy to my family once again.{bravespellcaster@gmail.com} , Thanks.

    Are you passing through any of these problems,

    DO YOU NEED YOUR EX BACK VERY FAST

    DON YOU WANT YOUR LOVER TO LOVE YOU AS NEVER LIKE BEFORE

    ARE YOU SUFFERING FROM A LONG TIME SICKNESS

    ARE YOU FACING FINANCIAL PROBLEMS

    ARE YOU SEEKING FOR A GOOD JOB

    DO YOU WANT TO BECOME A HOUSE OWNER

    ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A FIRST CLASS GRADE

    DO YOU WANT TO COME OUT FIRST IN YOUR EXAMS

    ARE YOU A STAR AND YOU WANT TO BE SO POPULAR TO THE WHOLE WORLD

    DO YOU WANT TO BE RICH

    DO YOU WANT YOUR BUSINESS TO KEEP MOVING

    DO YOU HAVE A COMPANY OF ANY KIND AND YOU WANT IT TO EXPAND

    DO YOU WANT YOUR HUSBAND OR WIFE TO KEEP TO YOUR WORLD

    ARE YOU FACING ANY MARITAL PROBLEMS

    ARE YOU FINDING IT DIFFICULT TO GET PREGNANT FOR YOUR HUSBAND

    ARE YOU EXPERIENCING MISCARRIAGES ANY TIME YOU TAKE IN

    DO YOU WANT TO COMPETE IN ANY LOTTERY GAME

    ARE YOU FACING HARDSHIP

    HAVE YOU BEEN THREATENED BY SOMEONE

    DO YOU WANT TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN ANY THING YOU LAY YOUR HANDS ON

    IS YOUR SON OR DAUGHTER BEHAVING STRANGELY

    ARE YOU FACING WITCH CRAFT MANIPULATIONS

    DO YOU WANT TO CAST A STRONG LOVE SPELL ON YOUR GIRL OR BOY FRIEND

    DO YOU NEED MAGIC POWERS TO DO ANY THING YOU WANT

    ARE YOU FINDING IT DIFFICULT TO CHOOSE A LIFE PARTNER

    DO YOU WANT YOUR PARENTS TO BE PROUD OF YOU

    ARE YOU EXPERIENCING FAILURE AND DISAPPOINTMENT IN ANY THING YOU DO.(ETC)

    If you are facing any of these problems all you just need do is to contact him immediately email ( bravespellcaster@gmail.com )--

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  37. My name is yurich jerry am from USA. i want to use this opportunity to thank my great doctor who really made my life a pleasurable one today. This great man DR.Ogboni brought my husband back to me, i had three lovely kids for my husband, about four years ago i and my husband has been into one quarrel or the other until he finally left me for one lady. i felt my life was over and my kids thought they would never see their father again. i tried to be strong just for the kids but i could not control the pains that torments my heart, my heart was filled with sorrows and pains because i was really in love with my husband. Every day and night i think of him and always wish he would come back to me, until one day i met a good friend of mine that was also in a situation like me but her problem was her ex-boyfriend who she had an unwanted pregnancy for and he refused to take responsibility and dumped her. she told me that mine was a small case and that i should not worry about it at all, so i asked her what was the solution to my problems and she gave me this great man email address. i was doubting if this man was the solution, so i contacted this great man and he told me what to do and i deed them all, he told me to wait for just two day and that my husband will come crawling on his kneels just for forgiveness so i faithfully deed what this great man asked me to do and for sure after two days i heard a knock on the door, in a great surprise i saw him on his kneels and i was speechless, when he saw me, all he did was crying and asking me for forgiveness, from that day, all the pains and sorrows in my heart flew away,since then i and my husband and our lovely kids are happy.that's why i want to say a big thank you to DR.Ogboni spiritual temple. This great man made me to understand that there is no problem on earth that has no solution so please if you know that you have this same problem or any problem that is similar, i will advise you to come straight to this great man. you can email him at: ogbonispelitemple@hotmail.com

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