28 August 2016
Getting to be part of the #eastmidsbloggers group is one of the best things to have come out of this blog. It's such a nice group of girls and its crazy to think the group has only been going since last year. I've met some really close friends now thanks to the meet ups and our group chats have always been great fun. Even though I've not been as on top of this blog, or reading anyone elses as much as I'd like recently, I was really excited for another meet up.
The latest event was organised by Emmie and a few of the other girls at Manhattan 34 in Leicester, a gorgeous cocktail bar. It felt a bit strange being in a bar at lunchtime, kind of like being a student again, but the atmosphere and decor was amazing and I couldn't resist sampling some of their amazing gins (and then getting made fun of by the bartender for taking too many photos of my drink).
We started the afternoon off with some drinks and an icebreaker, trying to find the owner of a 'fact' from the other bloggers in the room. I normally hate icebreakers but this one was really relaxed and it actually was a great conversation starter. I found the owner of my fact with the first person I asked and couldn't help feeling a bit smug but also a bit sad not to get longer to hunt, but I soon got involved in the detective work of helping everyone else try and identify theirs and learnt loads about the other bloggers in the room.