I Didn’t Win, But I’m Still Smiling – Sunday Supplement

As you may have gathered from the lack of tweets showing me clutching a trophy, I didn’t win a blog award last Friday. And yet I woke up with a massive grin on my face this morning. Why? Because as I’ve said all along, I really didn’t expect to win. Looking at all the amazing competition that’s out there in Blog Land, I’m thrilled that I even got nominated, never mind shortlisted.

The Barefaced Chic shortlisted for a UK Blog Awards 2016

The biggest joy for me was attending the event and getting to meet some of the bloggers I’ve been tweeting to for the last few months. Putting an actual flesh and blood person to each blog and chatting to likeminded people was so exciting! I also got to catch up with my good friend, the lovely Catherine from Not Dressed As Lamb, who wore an outfit that literally took my breath away – simply stunning!

Michelle of The Barefaced Chic and Catherine of Not Dressed as Lamb

The theme for the evening was the writings of Roal Dhal, and the event stylists pulled out all the stops and exported the finalists to a land of Umpa Lumpas, Big Friendly Giants and chocolate – lots and lots of chocolate. I felt like a great big kid again.

Styling at The UK Blog Awards

Styling at the UK Blog Awards 2016

The food was superb; small morsels of tasty yumminess and the fizz was a little too free flowing – hic!

I also found myself trapped inside a bubble:

 In a bubble
In a bubble again

Which, let’s face it, doesn’t happen every day!

Bubbles blowing at The UK Blog Awards

Despite the lack of trophy, it was a completely magic evening. I’ll certainly be entering again next year!




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