The Bloggers Bash 2018 #winning #blogs #shortstory #news #photographs #bloggersbash #humour #funny #confession #blogging


I’m absolutely thrilled to say that I won first prize in The Bloggers Bash Blog Post writing competition 2018 with my winning short story – The Queen’s Dress Down Day!


It was such an unexpected but lovely surprise. To say I was gobsmacked is an understatement! I’m sure I blubbered a whole lot of nonsense when I went up on stage to accept my award… talk about unprepared! OOPS!

The bash is such a fun and informative event. I have been lucky to be able to attend every single bash (all four in total.) It’s a way to connect beyond the virtual world with like-minded authors and book bloggers.

If you haven’t been to one before, I urge you to do so – you won’t regret it.

This year I noticed a new trend. Many book bloggers won awards. Book bloggers work so hard to promote a love of reading and to promote authors who might otherwise not be so successful. So keep up the hard work.

Here’s  a link to the list of all the winners for this year’s bash:

I took a few photos… Here are three lovely lasses – EstherRitu and Willow. Ritu did an awesome job with her speech. I truly believe she is wonder woman! Her energy and enthusiasm for blogging needs to be patented.


A special treat went to Little Miss Bad – Sacha Black – Organiser of the Bloggers Bash…


It was lovely sharing a chuckle with Barb Taub and Sherri Matthews.

But, I’m a bit alarmed by an odd sprinkle of fairy dust floating into Sherri’s specs…


Then came the panellist questions, one came from Lucy At Blonde Write More’s readership who asked a very dodgy question – Do you write your blog posts in the nude? Graeme Cumming’s expression, and the laughter from the panellists says it all. But, Geoff is looking very thoughtful… His body language and that blue beard Smurf look speak volumes…


After teasing his beard again and again Geoff Le Pard admitted that he’d indulged in writing blog posts in the bath! In the nude, (well you can’t have a bath fully clothed can you?) Of course you can’t.

I wonder whether there were bubbles? Blue ones perhaps, to cover up the necessary!!!


Moving on from Geoff’s confession Suzie Speaks strange expression below suggests an ability to see Sacha’s weird martial art movement behind her…


What a day to remember! In typical Marje fashion I had a bit of an accident when I got home. I fell on the stairs. Total Miss Clumsy! Pleased to report that no harm done just a touch of bruising…

Getting back to Geoff’s confession about his habit of blog posting in the bath. Do you think this could be a new blogging trend? Or, is this a unique characteristic that only a blue-bearded Geoff could master?



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  1. Congratulations, Marje. I’m so sorry I wasn’t able to make it this year. It sounds like it was every bit as much as fun as previous years.

  2. Congratulations, Marje! What a delightful surprise for you. Short-story writing is an art form many of us have never, and likely will never, master. I salute you! And thanks for a great post full of familiar names having fun. I enjoyed it very much! 🙂 <3

  3. Many congratulations on winning this year’s Bloggers Bash Blog Post competition, Marje. That trophy was meant for you. Thanks for writing and sharing a post about your day. It was wonderful to see you again. Keep on writing those brilliant short stories.

    1. Hi Hugh, I enjoyed yesterday so much. It was so lovely to see you too. I shall keep on writing my short stories. Maybe one day I might put together a book of short stories and flash fiction. x

      1. That sounds like an excellent idea, Marje. The short story world needs lots more authors to come and join it and to publish their short stories. And don’t forget to include this story (and the one about the bath form bubble man). 😀

  4. Wowwww, huge congrats Marje for winning the competition! I know there had to be some tough competition in that contest! Thanks for sharing the tidbits and lovely photos from the Bash too! 🙂 <3

  5. I so wished I lived in the UK. What a fabulous group of people! Hugs and love to you all. Congratulations again, Marje for the fabulous win. Her Majesty will never be the same. <3

  6. Great write up Marje of a wonderful day, and huge congratulations on your fantastic win! I think you must have sprinkled some fairy dust my way to help my writing along the way 😉 <3

      1. Lovely spending time with you too Marje…and I’ll take all the magic I can! Didn’t get my post out this week as hoped, next week it will be and I will link to you then. Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂 xxx

  7. Congratulations again and it sounds and looks like a fun day! I don’t have a bath anymore, so no blogging in the bath for me, even if I wanted to!

      1. Nothing planned just yet, but I’ll let you know. Though there’s nothing to stop you organising one in your neck of the woods!

  8. Thanks for posting these highlights. It seems it was a great event, as one would have expected. 🙂 I wish I was closer to join you! 😀 Love & best wishes, dear Marje

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