Scottish Bloggers Christmas Party

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Crackers from Next // Me and Lynne // Raffle // Gemma and Jenn // French martini // Me and Morag

On Monday evening I headed through to Glasgow with Jenn for the the Scottish Bloggers Christmas Party which was held at Monkey Bar on Bath Street. I love that these meet-ups have become quite a regular thing, it’s always great to catch up ‘in real life’ with bloggers you chat to all the time, as well as discover some lovely new blogs to follow. Huge thanks to Roisin, Gill and Claire for putting it all together – I had such a good night and can only imagine how much hard work it took to organise everything!

As well as festive crackers, free glasses of bubbly, lovely goody bags and of course lots of chatting about blog-related topics, there was an amazing raffle in aid of Glasgow Women’s Aid. I never usually win anything but I ended up having the lucky tickets for two prizes – a spirit tasting with The Good Spirits Co. (and I think we all know how much I like a good drink), and some lovely bath and body things from the Scottish Fine Soaps Company which I can’t wait to try out. There was also a wee Secret Santa and I got a lovely lip balm set from the Body Shop – thank you, whoever my mystery gift-giver was!

I went for a bit of a primary school Christmas party theme with my outfit, and chose a glittery velvet dress from Topshop which I bought last winter, along with some Christmas tree earrings from Accessorize and my favourite studded boots from Ebay. I also had a Christmas jumper but was roasting so had to take it off shortly after arriving, everyone else made a much better effort with their Christmassy jumpers though! As always seems to happen, I didn’t quite make it round to speak to everyone, so please leave a comment so I can follow you!

On the train over, Jenn and I started hatching some plans for an Edinburgh meet-up, and we’ve already roped in Juliet and Lianne to help – we think it’s definitely time we showed you Glasgow girls how it’s done! We won’t start properly making plans until after New Year, but we’re thinking some time in February so keep an eye out on the #scottishbloggers hashtag for more information soon. So excited to start planning, I really hope lots of you will be able to come through for it!

Gillian x

Gillian

Freelance social media and digital marketing consultant with a penchant for writing blog posts, drinking sickly sweet cocktails and exploring the cobbled streets of Edinburgh.

15 Comments

  • Hayley says:

    I'd be up for an Edinburgh meet up! Although maybe not in a bar like this one because I'm under age x

  • Jaz xo says:

    You look gorgeous 🙂 I love that dress for Christmas, haven't had a chance to wear mine yet xo

  • Paula H says:

    Oh just spotted myself drinking some cocktails, there's a surprise! Haha

    Mondays night was my first blogger meet up and I thoroughly enjoyed it and would love to goto Edinburgh for one to.

    Will keep a look out after new year xx

  • Beth Bradley says:

    This looks like you had a great time 🙂
    X

  • Maria Fallon says:

    Your hair looks so SHINY! I love meeting uo with bloggers, it is always such fun!

    Maria xxx

  • YES! You know how much I'm itching for a night in the burgh 😀 x

  • Cherry says:

    Looks like it was a great night.

  • Efia Sulter says:

    Throw an event in Aberdeeeeen PLEASE.

    Efia @ effytalkslife.blogspot.com

    xxx

  • Laura says:

    Aww you ladies look like you had fun! 🙂 Gutted I had an evening exam xo

  • I was such a good night! Plans for an Edinburgh one sound very exciting, can't wait to hear more about it!xx

  • beewaits says:

    An Edinburgh event would be amazing. Know a few boutiques through there were looking at hosting some events for bloggers so def worth having a wee chat with them? Also it appears I forgot how to blend #cringe x

  • Ammy says:

    That looks so fun. Glad you had a good time! 🙂

    Ammy x

  • I loved your dress! An Edinburgh meet up sounds amazingggg!

  • BeautyH2T says:

    Yes to Edinburgh meet up! that is a fab idea 🙂 xxx

  • Gem says:

    your hair is sooooo shiney!

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