19 March 2011

Irish Girls/You Tubers/Bloggers Meet Up

Hello All!
OK so this post is a bit overdue - 12 days to be exact. A few of us gals (Bloggers and Vloggers) organised to all meet up in Dublin on Sunday 6th March. I have to say it was a success. We all threw around dates about a month beforehand so that the date would suit everybody - Julie must have been tormented with emails as she seemed to be the go-to-girl for the dates! Anyhow, between us all (us all meaning Aoife     Julie     Kate     Katie     Louise     Sandra     Sarah) we sorted it out. I was happy to have a few weeks to plan and save as I happened to be broke at the time we were arranging it and I had to make sure someone was around to have my small man while I was away for the day! So I booked a train ticket and off I went. 

Along the way I had a train meet up with Katie and we clicked straight away - which I was so happy about. It could have been quite daunting getting on a train to sit beside someone I had never met in person before, but from the minute we sat down beside each other we had something to talk about. Fair enough a lot of it was about You Tube and Blogging but to be honest it was completely refreshing to be able to speak to someone who has the same love for it that I do. We should have taken a picture of ourselves on the train but obvs we were too busy chatting!! :) 

We reached Dublin and waited for Sarah. She seemed to know her way about a bit more than the two of us eejets who didn't know WHERE we were going!! So we walked out of Heuston Station and got our Luas tickets - which also proved to confuse me, but anyhows!! We waited....and waited...... next thing BAM.....an announcement came over the microphone that there had been unforeseen circumstances and that the service had to be cancelled for the rest of the day. TYP....ical. I actually said out loud "knowing our luck someones after being shot or something!"..... As it happened, the next day we found out that two fellas had indeed been shot at the Smithfield Horse Market which was just 2.5kms away from where we were. All very dramatic but anyway we didn't know all of this at the time, so we happily hopped on the majorly overcrowded double decker bus until Sarah told us to hop off!!

We walked to the Spire where we had all arranged to meet up. We were checking our messages and tweets on the way and we were getting more and more excited the nearer we got! It was a bit surreal seeing everyone in person after watching them for so long on You Tube and reading their blogs. We all greeted each other and glanced each other up and down (in a nice way!) First stop we made was to Forever 21. Now this place is huge!! 3 floors of clothes, shoes, accessories, jewellery etc. It was actually hard to shop in there as it was so massive. Throughout the day we walked along and took turns without realizing to talk to each other. Calling into Brown Thomas was a lovely experience for me as I usually go there on my own at home and it was exciting to hear all the girls sharing their experiences and advice on various products.

For lunch we stopped off at The Calzone Cafe under the recommendation of Julie. Again this was a lovely part of the day as we got to sit down with each-other and have some proper chats one on one! The food, might I add was an-mhaith!! Delish actually!! We snapped some pics there (well the girls did, I hadn't a camera at the time so I've robbed these photos off Julie, Louise and Kate!)

Me and Louise
Louise and Sarah

Julie and Sandra

Katie and I
Louise and Sarah
Kate, Aoife and Julie
Julie and Sandra
Katie and I
After our lunch we wandered and chatted some more around Dublin City. Being in Dublin itself was so exciting for me as I had only been there a couple of times. Aoife found this quite hilarious that I was in such awe of the place!! I probably did have a bit of a touristy head up on me but I was really happy to be there with the girls. We have all gotten very friendly in the months that we have known each other and it was  great to experience their physical company rather than their cyber company!!

Right that was it...... the legs were walked off us, so we decided that a trip to Starbucks was necessary! It was Louise's first time in the coffee shop and she was so excited looking at the menu and all the cakes and goodies at the counter. "Oh my god Laura what do I get!!?" She ended up getting a hot chocolate with cream which looked delish. I got a...... something something mocha something grande..... GORG! We took some more photos here!
Louise and I
Julie and Katie
Sandra and Julie
Aoife and Kate

Again we had some more chats and gossip. At this stage I think we were all feeling it. We had been walking and shopping all day so it was nice to sit down for the last hour.

(How class is it that coincidentally me and Aoife both wore black leather jackets, black pants and black and white horizontally striped tops.... we both had our hair down and both had brown handbags..... not to mention out matching Chanel bags from BT!!!)

I have to say I really had a fab day. It was a pleasure to meet all these girls and they all deserve good things for their You Tube and Blogs. Please check them all out and let them know if you like their work! Until we meet again ladies!.......


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