I can count on one hand how many bashes I have attended – five in total. Each have been different but one aspect is undeniable – I have put on a little weight since the first one.
I blame Ritu’s wonderful cakes!
Do check out Ritu’s new author blog:
It was lovely reconnecting with old friends and making new ones too.
Unfortunately, as with all bashes there is always that moment when you realise that you haven’t had a chance to speak to everyone. So apologies to those I missed and to those I only chatted to briefly.
I took very few photos. Getting lazy…
But here are some, below myself, with Willow and Ritu.
Congratulations to Ritu for winning best book blog and to Sam Smith at Loving The Fifty Something Blog for winning the writing competition this year. I really enjoyed chatting to Sam and wish her every success and happiness with her writing and inspirational lifestyle.
I particularly enjoyed listening to guest author Gemma Todd talking about her writing journey.
From working class girl with no books in the house, or readers in her family, to librarian and Headline author! That shows determination, tenacity and a love of the written word! Gemma flitted across the stage in an exuberant but down-to-earth way making me smile. She shared some touching anecdotes about her father and her genuine authenticity shone through.
The journey of a writer. Interesting and emotional talk by @GemTodd #BloggersBash pic.twitter.com/P9uZF22BEv
— Shelley Wilson (@ShelleyWilson72) June 15, 2019
I’ve followed Gemma on Twitter and will be finding out more about her book series which sounds fab. You can find out more about Gemma on her author website is via this link: https://gxtodd.com
Other highlights of the day were the flatlay session with Suzanne Elliot. Great tips from Suzanne followed by Sacha helping me with my creation.
Sacha Black’s invaluable advice was simple: less is more – don’t clutter your #flatlay photography. Add items to identify your unique style.
In Sacha’s case she includes a skull in her #flatlay. In my case, I could consider adding an item in red (like the colouring on my book cover.)
This is my work in progress flatlay… red item to be added at a later date. Perhaps a red bloodstone!
And The Panellists
Discussion was very interesting too. We heard from three knowledgeable bloggers/writers.
Listening to @esthernewton201 @ShelleyWilson72 and @FulltotheBrum during the panel discussion at the #BloggersBash pic.twitter.com/oucKOMJo6n
— Suzie81blog (@suzie81blog) June 15, 19
Great summation of the bash by my lovely friend Ritu: https://butismileanyway.com/2019/06/17/chai-and-a-chat-37-chaiandachat-bloggersbash-special-bloggersbash/
The perspective of a new blogger who hadn’t been before – Marian:
More about the Bloggers Bash and Flatlay workshop from Eloise:
From the Bloggers Bash Website:
And Willow’s wonderful account full of photos: https://willowdot21.wordpress.com/2019/06/16/the-annual-bloggers-bash-june-15-2019/
Sherri’s fab post on the bash: https://sherrimatthewsblog.com/2019/06/18/five-years-and-another-fab-bloggers-bash-2019/
Bye for now.
If you haven’t been to the bash yet I hope you might consider coming!
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I’m sure it was a lot of fun. Would love to attend one day.
It was an awesome day Marje!!!
(Just one thing… You spent my new blog wrong! 😉 it’s http://www.ritubhathal.com. )
Oh so sorry Ritu. All sorted! It was an awesome day, hope to see you again before too long. M x
Great post, Marje. As one of those who only managed to talk with you very briefly, I know that feeling about not catching up with everyone. Too many people in one place! But great fun, if a little exhausting at times.
Glad we spoke, even if it was only for a couple of minutes. I’ll try to make it longer next time…
Thanks Graeme. Yes we will have to chat more next time. The day just seemed to go by so fast! Hope we can catch up before too long. We should have another trip out like we did before to Birmingham. Perhaps Nottingham or thereabouts.
Great to catch up with you again at the Bash, Marje, and enjoyed our blether. I’ve still to sort out my pics but, like you, I was a bit lazy and didn’t take many this year!
Yes it was lovely Mary. Enjoyed our dinner out in London and your company. 🙂
Is that you in the first two photos, Mary.? How cool to see you in real life, almost! 🙂
Yes that’s Mary. It was lovely catching up with her again. 🙂
She’s so smart and gifted. It was good to see her at the bash.
It was great to see you Marje and your post brought it all back. I loved the speakers too they both so down to earth and inspirational.
I hate to say the link you put in for me didn’t work it is https://willowdot21.wordpress.com. looking forward to more books from you💜💜
And you too Willow. I’m making a right mess of those links! It’s sorted now! I tried to set this up on my mobile phone and find that so hard to do.
It what your used to isn’t I prefer to work on my mobile, but have to use my laptop for some things that are too complicated for the phone! Take care and don’t work too hard💜💜
I’m absolutely shattered but luckily it is really quiet at work. Frightened I might fall asleep! Lol
Lol paint open eyes on your eye lids and no one will notice 🤭😆
That made me laugh! Lol. x
From somebody else who has also attended all five Blogger Bash events, I’m so glad you were at this year’s event again, Marje. It wouldn’t be the same without you. And I still remember being sat next to you at the restaurant at the very first Bloggers Bash and chatting to you about blogging and writing. That only seemed like yesterday.
As always, this year’s event flashed past, but I think that was because it was packed full with so much information, great speakers, and wonderful people who all have a love of writing.
Lovely to see you again.
Thank you so much for putting this post about the day together.
Ah thank you Hugh. Same, it would never be the bash without you. You’ve always been so welcoming and lovely right from the very first bash. And it certainly flashed past. Great to see you again and it’s my pleasure to put this post together. I always like to share about the bash. 🙂
It sounds like a great day! I hope to make it next year if possible.
Hi Rachael, I hope you do, it would be lovely to meet you. 🙂
Memories of an absolutely fabulous day. Great post, Marje 🙂 xx
Thank you Esther. Yes it was great and lovely to see you again. 🙂 xx
Thank you for sharing the highlights of this year’s bash Marje. I hope to make it some fine day.
I hope you do Brigid it would be lovely to meet you in person. 🙂
Thanks for the reports Marje. 🙂 Seems another success!
Yes it was a great day out Debby and lovely connecting with everyone. Wish you and my sisters could have come too:)
Great write up, Marje, fab photo, and so lovely to see you again. So glad for the moments we got to chat, but wish it had been for longer! Already looking forward to the next one, if not before! 🙂 <3 xxx
Yes I was thinking we should have a get together before the next one Sherri. It all went by in a hit of a whirr. Xxx
I think we definitely need to, Marje. Hopefully Graeme will organise something…we will have to keep our eyes peeled, and keep each other posted! It flew by faster than ever this year, didn’t it? Have a lovely weekend lovely friend 🙂 <3 xxx
Yes indeed will do. Fingers crossed! And I agree it went by too quickly. Lovely weekend to you too Sherri. xxx
Thanks, Marje…and we’ll keep in the loop for sure! Have a great week… 🙂 xxx