Wednesday, 24 June 2015

#BloggersInvadeCenterparcs

A week or so ago I was getting ready to go to Centerparcs in Longleat for a weekend with other bloggers to do a whole bunch of fun activities.

Now I know that you are probably thinking “why would you got to a forest in the middle of no where, where there is no signal, to stay in a lodge with bloggers you have never met? you must be crazy.” Well when you put it like that, I’m probably asking for something to go wrong. Fortunately I had met most of the group before so I wasn’t too nervous.

I met Kirsty in London the day before and we went to Lush on Oxford Street and Primark too, oops. We also met Vicky at Five Guys in Kingston for dinner which was lovely and we laughed way too much.

On the Friday, me and Kirsty made the drive down to Centerparcs and we were the first to arrive and Bella and Abi weren’t far behind. Soon enough Jess and Vicky arrived and Lodge 2 was complete!

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Jess and I cooked up a storm and made fajitas for dinner and we all bonded over our love for cheesestrings and blogging!

It is so very strange how you can put 6 girls together for a weekend and not have any awkwardness or bitchiness, except a mutual love for our favourite blogger…We all got on so well from the word go.

After dinner we headed to Lodge 1 to have a drink with Lauren, Rachel and the 3 Laura’s and yes, it got incredibly confusing sometimes! However, we were so exhausted we headed to bed around midnight which is past my bed time anyway!

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On the Saturday we had a very chilled out morning and we were made a lovely breakfast by Abi and Jess of croissants and fruit and a few other bits, very Instagram worthy of course, #bloggerproblems.

Whilst everyone else headed off for some Canoeing, Kirsty, Vicky and myself headed down to Jardin des Sport for a Starbucks and a game or five of badminton. I was crowned champion of course!

#bloggersinvadecenterparcs

#bloggersinvadecenterparcs

After we headed to the Sports Cafe for a spot of lunch as we were absolutely starving after so much running around. Then we play Adventure Golf which I may have won again! I’m just a pro…

Back at the lodge we started getting ready for our night on the town, so to speak and we stuck on a couple of films while we got ready. We ventured over to the Plaza to go to Hucks American Diner, which is definitely one of my favourite places to eat at Centerparcs. I had a burger and this amazing jam cocktail, don’t knock it till you try it!

#bloggersinvadecenterparcs

#bloggersinvadecenterparcs

#bloggersinvadecenterparcs

#bloggersinvadecenterparcs

We passed on dessert and went bowling, which is one of my favourite things to do as well. I may have won again, but it’s all about taking part obviously ;).

#bloggersinvadecenterparcs

You could say I was on a winning streak that day as I also got a call about a job interview. But all that excitement left me exhausted and I crashed at 11pm!

The Sunday was crazy relaxed, I made brunch for all of Lodge 2 which was our last meal together and I then drove Vicky to the train station. I came back to the 4 others tucked under duvets watching movies on the sofa. Obviously I joined them and we spent the afternoon snacking and chatting. Whilst they went swimming that evening, I had a bit of down time and did some writing. They bought back some takeaway with them which I’ve never had before but it was really good so I’ll definitely try to have it again! We then curled up on the sofa again for one last movie which happened to be Sex and the City and it the perfect ending to out weekend.

On the Monday, we all said goodbye, which was so horrible! Kirsty, Abi, Bella and I headed off to Longleat Safari Park which I’ll share a little photo diary of soon!

#bloggersinvadecenterparcs

#bloggersinvadecenterparcs

Like I said earlier it is so odd how you can just click and get on so well with strangers. We’ve already exchanged 1000s of messages since we got back and we are already planning our reunion and next blogger holiday.

It was amazing meeting so many great people and thank you so much Lauren for organising such a great weekend.

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