On 29 April, the big day arrived – the UK Blog Awards 2016. Third year in its running, and this year it was at the Park Plaza Westminster, facing Big Ben and in the heart of the city.
I took the day off work, and spent most of the morning steaming with vicks as I had the start of the flu – perfect timing! In the afternoon, I headed to HOB hair salon in Stanmore, where the lovely Janki styled my hair in romantic curls, and did my make up for me.
I whole-heartedly trust Janki with all my big events, and she was by my side during my wedding week as well as the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards.My lovely friend Anne met me at HOB Stanmore, after a trip from Bristol, and we both headed to mine to continue getting ready.
BMW UK kindly sent over this amazing complimentary car to pick us up and drop us home at the end of the evening- the swanky new 7 series with a very charming driver called Vasos Papanicolaou.A big thank you to him for taking our photos and explaining all the cool things the BMW could do. We had a massage function on our individual seats and we could change the colours of the lights in the car. He did offer us champagne but we thought it would be better to behave.
After a bit of mingling, drinks and canapés, we sat down for the award ceremony, and took a couple of selfies.
As you know I was a finalist in the Food & Drink category, as well as the Lifestyle category. I didn’t win but am so pleased my friends in the blogging world did. Chris from Tiki Chris and Kiran from The Swindon got Highly Commended. The lovely husband wife duo Eulanda and Omo from Hey! Dip your toes in won and I am so happy for them as I absolutely love them.
After the award ceremony, it was mingling and fun. Odeon cinemas had set up a mini cinema area, complete with couches, bean bags and pop corn where they actually had short films on.
In addition, what I looked forward to the whole night, was getting into a bubble by the very talented bubble man from Bubble Inc. It was so much fun!
I had a really good night, it was lovely to glam up and be pampered for the evening and I am so proud and happy to have made it as a finalist for 2 categories. Since I started my blog its been a wonderful experience, have made so many new friends and tried so many different things. Here’s to more fun and new adventures in the future xx