Last year, I was honoured enough to have been chosen as a Finalist for the Allergy Blog Awards 2017 in the category of Best Newcomer.
When I received the email that I had been nominated, I couldn’t believe that someone must have read my blog and thought it was good enough to be amongst other amazing, long-standing blogs and I NEVER thought I’d make it to the finals!! But somehow, in September last year I was told that I was a Finalist!
So last weekend, myself and my sister headed off to Manchester! Not sure what to expect as I’d never been to any kind of blogging event but excited to see what awaited me and to meet other bloggers with similar interests and passions to myself.
The evening was a very classy affair in the Malmaison hotel with drinks and cupcakes (gluten free of course!) on arrival and a bit of networking. It was quite daunting for me as I felt a bit like an outsider at first purely because I didn’t know who already knew each other and if I was the only newbie there but we soon settled in and everyone was so lovely and welcoming! It was so nice to be able to chat to people who are pursuing similar dreams to you and chat about our passions/struggles and feel like part of a community.
The awards ceremony itself was quite exciting! I unfortunately didn’t win but I was just so pleased that I was able to be involved at all! To top it all off, Lyndsay (who organised everything) had arranged for Asda to provide huge goodie bags for everyone! They were amazing!