Monday, 6 October 2014

North West Blogger Meet Up

Hi everyone!

A few weeks ago in the #bbloggers chat I got talking to Caitlin about arranging a North West bloggers meet up. There are never any exciting events or meet ups for bloggers around here so we thought we would sort something out ourselves. It's just an idea at the moment but we are hoping to get an idea of how many people are interested and some suggestions from those that are too!


The date we have planned is Saturday 6th December so we can get nice and Christmassy, and the location somewhere around Manchester. The idea at the moment involves having something to eat followed by shopping, and any other suggestions you have! Neither of us are very familiar with Manchester so your suggestions of where we could go would be great. I know it's not really Manchester but the only place I've been to is the Trafford Centre, and I do think that would be a great place as there's plenty to do/eat there (plus it will be warm!). So that's my suggestion but we will get a few ideas of locations and then maybe have a vote :)


Caitlin came up with a great idea - Secret Santa! The budget would be low, £5-£10, and we thought that would be a nice addition to the meet up. Let us know what you think!


I was also thinking this morning that some sort of activity that would get us all to know each other would be good. Any suggestions? Don't hesitate to leave any ideas, especially those that have arranged/been to meet ups before, neither of us have so it would be great to have your input!


If you are interested then leave your name, Twitter handle, and email address below so we can contact you with any progress to the plan once we've had some suggestions. All bloggers are welcome! We will be using the hashtag #blogmeetnw so feel free to spread the word and keep in touch/get updates using that. We're really looking forward to hearing your ideas, and I hope we get enough interest as I'm very excited already!! :D


Hope to meet you North West bloggers soon!


UPDATE:

If the Trafford Centre is decided as the venue, Selfridges are doing their ice skating rink again (more info here) and I think that would be so much fun for us all to do together! Thoughts?


UPDATE 2:

A suggestion of Manchester Christmas markets (apparently there's an ice rink there too). Thoughts?

12 comments:

  1. I'd love to, I'm from not far from Liverpool :) my email is littlefickleblog.blogspot.com and my twitter handle is @Little_Fickle :)

    Sammy xo.

    littlefickleblog.blogspot.com

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    1. Great - thank you! I'm not too far from Liverpool either :D

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  2. I tried to reply earlier but it obviously didn't work! I'm not really NW but I'm in York so Manchester is pretty simple to get to for me, so I'd be potentially up for this!
    All the stuff you've suggested so far sounds good, and for a winter meet-up the Trafford Centre sounds fine as like you say, it's indoors so we would be warm and dry, and it has shops and eating places, that's all we would need.
    If we did it, maybe everyone could bring their spare/unused polishes and we could have a big swap! I know I have loooooads I don't use that other people might want to try out :-)
    My twitter is @mymintnails :-D x

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    1. Great! :D Oooh good idea - thanks :) I know I have loads of unused ones!!

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  3. I live in Bristol but I may well be around my folks in Cheshire that day so I'd love to make it if I can! Trafford Centre is a piece of cake for me. :)

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  4. 3rd Dec is a Weds, do you mean the 6th? Sounds good, but if it is that weekend, I think I'll be away :( I like the idea of secret santa though!

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    1. Yes! Thank you for pointing that out! I'll change it now. Yeah it's going to be on the Saturday :( Let us know if it turns out you'll be able to make it though :)

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    2. Will do :) It sounds like lots of fun

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  5. I'd love to come! I'm based in Manchester. My twitter handle is @Fifisdiamonds and email fifiandthediamonds@gmail.com. It'd be so good to meet some other bloggers! x

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  6. LAUREN, I love all the ideas and I will definitely be up for this. My twityer is @imperfect10blog and my email is TheImperfect10@gmail.com. I will make sure I have tje day off work and a babysitter xx

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  7. I have only just seen this! If this is still happening I would love to come :) Manchester is only a train ride away for me, or a drive depending on whether it was the Trafford Centre :).

    My Twitter is @Nailsxo and my email is emilynailsxo@outlook.com

    I've never been to a meet-up before and I would love to meet other bloggers xx

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