One Fabulous Weekend - What Katy Said

One Fabulous Weekend

Blogging has brought some lovely women into my life and for that I am truly thankful. A few of us decided we had been talking online for so long, it was about time we met up in person! We met at Blogfest back in November but with all the hustle and bustle we didn’t manage to chat properly.

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On Saturday morning I set off on the train, from Hitchin to Chester. It was so nice having some time to myself, I have only ever left the girls a couple of times and have never been away on my own overnight since I have been married. I managed to finish my book, one that I started at Christmas (only managing about 20 pages on Christmas day) and thoroughly enjoyed it! I used to read all the time but now I either don’t have the time or fall asleep as soon as I have read a page or two. I also treated myself to a cheeky bag of giant buttons- be rude not to scoff the lot eh?

I arrived at Chester where Jess from Mummy of Boy Girl Twins was waiting for me. She was also picking up Katie from Mami2Five and we were all going to travel together. We had a good old natter in the car, so comfortable in each others company!

We arrived at Karen’s house (Mini Travellers) to find Sarah (Extraordinary Chaos), Katie (Life on Vista Street) and Hayley (Hayley from Home) had already arrived. We were also greeted by some wonderful goodie bags that Sarah managed to organise for us! It was a bit like a mini Britmums!

10470941_1546049472335203_8443569860185467117_nSarah managed to snap this shot of all the bags before we had a rummage inside!

Inside were some fantastic goodies- relaxing bubble bath and cooling gel from arnicare, tanning oil from Tan Organic, bath salts, Tabasco sauce, olives from Fragata, some yummy energy bars from 9bar and of course the bags themselves were provided by Neal & Wolf with a lovely bottle of Guard- heat protection for your hair.

11001845_1546049102335240_7808752787485382288_nThis is also another one of Sarah’s photos showing everything we were gifted.

Karen had gone to so much trouble, stocking up the fridge with all sorts of goodies for our evening. How cute is this Husky fridge? If my dining room was big enough I would definitely be getting one!! I stuck to vodka and lemonade all night, although being the lightweight that I am, I only had 3 drinks over the course of the whole night!

huskyWhile we were waiting for Julia (Rainbeaubelle) to arrive we all sat around chatting and Karen had also arranged for us to get our nails done! How sweet is that? I chose a pale yellow colour, something I never used to like but recently I am drawn to all the pale pastels. I cannot remember the last time I had my nails done professionally so it was a real treat!

foodJulia arrived and it was time to sit down for dinner. Karen is a fab cook and had made a selection of dishes – my favourite was the chorizo & chickpea dish, yum yum! We sat down for dinner at around 7.30 and did not stop talking until we finally went to bed at 2am!! We have known each other less than a year, met once (or never in some cases) and yet it was like being with old friends. We didn’t just talk about blogging either- we talked about our families, our jobs and just life in general.

10991123_10152978912155020_4953538157909050689_nJulia took this lovely photo of the rest of us!

We laughed until our eyes watered- the funniest part of the evening being our time spent in Karen’s basement. Her poor husband had to put up with us all behaving like giggly school girls as he took photos of us against a white wall. He is a bit of a whizz with photoshop and here is the end result!

10548282_10152614587312027_7306844948112230866_oAll of us in New York thanks to Karen’s lovely hubby!

Katie, Hayley and Julia had to go home- they don’t live too far away so didn’t need to stay over. That left Sarah, Jess, Katie and I staying the night- I felt like I was 10 years old, staying over for a sleepover with friends- so much fun! Luckily for us we didn’t have to sleep on the floor in sleeping bags- instead we had beds and the most comfortable pillows from Slumberdown, sent especially for the occasion. Best night sleep I’ve had in ages- although that could have something to do with not having the girls waking up in the night, disturbing my sleep!!

I woke on Sunday morning to find delicious bacon rolls for breakfast- perfect! We sat around in our pyjamas for an hour or so and then it was time to go home. I felt sad leaving as I knew it would be quite a while before I see them again. Although hopefully we will all be at Britmums this year- or maybe Karen will have us all back!

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43 Comments

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    Kat | Beau Twins
    February 24, 2015 at 9:18 am

    I adore this!! Looked like soooo much fun and so gutted to have missed this. You all ROCK!! xxx

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      Katy
      February 24, 2015 at 9:14 pm

      I so wish you had been able to make it, next time sweetie x

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    Mrs H
    February 24, 2015 at 8:54 am

    Ahhhh, what a bunch of beautiful ladies. It looks like you had an amazing time. I am gutted that I wasn’t there. That food looks yummy and I love the goody bags. I am glad you had such a wonderful time. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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      Katy
      February 24, 2015 at 9:15 pm

      You were missed, next time we will all be there xx

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    Amy
    February 24, 2015 at 9:51 am

    Oh wow looks so fabby! Bet it was lovely. xxx

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      Katy
      February 24, 2015 at 9:14 pm

      It was lovely getting away to have some me time x

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    Laura @ Life with Baby Kicks
    February 24, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Looks amazing and wonderful! My mouth is watering looking at the food, especially the chorizo. I really miss the UK at these times!! X

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      Katy
      February 24, 2015 at 9:13 pm

      Chorizo is scrummy isn’t it? Aww, do you ever come to the UK? x

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    Katie @mummydaddyme
    February 24, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    Aw it sounds like a terrific weekend- I don’t know some of those blogs so will have to go and check them out. I love how you had goody bags- so cute! And blogging definitely is amazing for the friendships it has bought into my life too. So lucky. xx

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      Katy
      February 24, 2015 at 9:11 pm

      It is great isn’t it? To think, without blogging we wouldn’t know so many people! xx

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    Jenna
    February 24, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    Yay, looks likes such a good night. SO gutted I couldn’t be there.

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

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      Katy
      February 24, 2015 at 9:11 pm

      We need to organise a day trip again!! Once you have finished all your galavanting this month! x

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    Karen
    February 24, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    So gutted I couldn’t join you – you look like you had so much fun. Hope to catch up with you soon x x x

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      Katy
      February 24, 2015 at 9:10 pm

      I would have loved it if you could have been there Karen!! Next time!! xx

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    mummyofboygirltwins
    February 24, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    Wow fab post!! It was amazing fun wasn’t it??? So funny and great to catch up face to face with everyone. Cannot believe how many good friends blogging has brought. So lucky. You’re a lovely person and I am so glad to have you as my friend. Jess xx

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      Katy
      February 24, 2015 at 9:07 pm

      Thank you Jess, was lovely to be able to get to know you and everyone else better. I cannot wait until we all meet up again! xx

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    Sarah Christie
    February 24, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    We had such an amazing night Katie, I loved every minute and laughed so much x

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      Katy
      February 24, 2015 at 9:03 pm

      My cheeks actually hurt at one point from laughing so much!! xx

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    gemma stevens
    February 24, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    Looks like you had a good time. Great pics.

    • Reply
      Katy
      February 24, 2015 at 9:03 pm

      It was so much fun, thank you x

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    Caroline
    February 24, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    That sounds like an amazing weekend, sounds like you have made great friendships. x

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      Katy
      February 24, 2015 at 9:03 pm

      Blogging has brought such wonderful people into my otherwise lonely life. I am so glad I started it all. x

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    Katie haydock
    February 24, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    This is brilliant 🙂 it was so lovely to meet you finally! xx

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      Katy
      February 24, 2015 at 9:19 pm

      I know, was lovely meeting you too, you gorgeous lady you x

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    Everything Mummy
    February 24, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    sounds so amazing I’m gutted i couldn’t make it can’t wait to see you all soon though! x

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      Katy
      February 24, 2015 at 10:10 pm

      It won’t be long til Britmums- I cannot wait!!!! x

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    Kim Carberry
    February 24, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    Aww! It sounds like you all had a wonderful time!! A perfect weekend x

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      Katy
      February 24, 2015 at 10:10 pm

      It was lovely just getting away to be myself rather than wife or mum! x

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    Mini Travellers
    February 24, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    You are all very welcome again anytime. Such good fun. Thank you, and thank you to everyone above for all the lovely comments on my food!

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      Katy
      February 24, 2015 at 10:11 pm

      You should set up a food blog.. hahahahahaha!!!! x

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    Honest Mum
    February 24, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    What a wonderful weekend, I want to come to the next one, would love to meet you guys and those goody bags look fab, that NY pic made me chuckle, awesome, next meet up NY City xxx

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      Katy
      February 25, 2015 at 8:13 am

      Would love to meet you too Vickie. I always think the same when I see you meeting up with Hannah and Katie- we are lucky that blogging has brought us to these people. xx

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    You Baby Me Mummy
    February 25, 2015 at 9:33 am

    It looks like you all had a fabulous time. Thanks for linking up to #PointShoot x

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      Katy
      February 25, 2015 at 8:52 pm

      It was great fun- we should do something with us southern ladies- get Kat involved!! x

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    Jenny
    February 25, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    Ahhh sounds and looks like you had more than a great time. It’s always great to have quality time with meaningful friends and those memories will last forever. Hope you get to do it again soon. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

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      Katy
      February 25, 2015 at 8:52 pm

      Thanks Jenny, it is great making great friends- love blogging so much! x

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    Reneé @ Mummy Tries
    February 25, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    What a gorgeous weekend you all had! It’s great when blogging crosses over into real life isn’t it. I’m really looking forward to meeting lots of people at Brit Mums this year xx #SWM

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      Katy
      February 25, 2015 at 8:51 pm

      I am really looking forward to Britmums too! Going to be so much fun!! x

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