Last Thursday I was invited to something lovely. A picnic with a bunch of bloggers that I had got to know over the last couple of years. Unlike other blog ‘events’ it wasn’t to promote a brand or any kind of PR exercise, this was just bloggers wanting to meet up and spend time together and introduce all the children and although the weather wasn’t the best we really had one of the best of days.
I picked Sian and her little boy H up en route and we got to Rushmere Country Park just after eleven where we met Hayley, Kara, Emma, Emma, Lucy and her lovely sister. It was great to get everyone in one place, throw down the picnic rugs and let the kids do what kids do – sing, climb, collect sticks and just play. It was a bit surreal having LP and Little Man playing with kids I had only seen online before and other who are good friends of theirs – little Bert and Hayley’s gorgeous girl.
When it started to rain we went for an adventure in the forest. LP and Little Man walked for miles and adventured with their new pals. I loved chatting to the other adults and really appreciated the age that the kids are – happy to wander and look at things and not needing a huge amount of direction from me – until the walk back when their legs were tired!
It was a really lovely day and I really enjoyed having a catch up with blogging pals. I love the social side of having this blog and really appreciate Hayley organising the Living Arrows picnic – in honour of the photos we take each week – and I really loved meeting new people too – Anwyn, Mary and Donna – there’s never another Donna anywhere so this was a bit of a novelty for me! hehe.
I can’t wait for the next blogger social. I always love catching up with online friends and it really doesn’t happen often enough. Sorry for the photo spam but it was just the loveliest day!