October 05, 2012

Bloggers' tea in London

Ooh, I had a lovely day on Tuesday! I skived off, up and away from my jewellery bench, and off to London to meet up with some bloggers for tea at Sketch, just off Regent Street. Have you ever been there? It is totally off-the-wall decor wise -  an artist/designer has been given free rein in each of the huge rooms (and the smallest ones!), and the result is a surreal mix of different styles all hiding behind a tidy looking Georgian frontage. We had afternoon tea in 'the glade' (photo below), but there was a cave-like nightclub, huge dining rooms in opulent styles and egg shaped pod loos! There was another glass and crystal studded ladies toilet that had to be seen to be believed!

Anyway, a friendlier, more interesting and international bunch of women I could not have hoped to meet, and as we sipped champagne and then cups of tea and nibbled (it is possible scoffed would be more accurate for me - oh dear!), on the most delicious afternoon tea delicacies we got down to the nittygritty of blogging, parenting, house moving, Texas, winter boots and other topics close to my heart! LOVED every second. Thanks so much to Laura for organising!

From left to right

Liz, http://thesnowdropproject.blogspot.co.uk/
Louise, http://loveandlilac.blogspot.co.uk/
Selena, http://selena-ohtheplaceswewillgo.blogspot.co.uk/
Laura,   http://happyhomemakerUK.blogspot.co.uk
Sarah, http://moderncountrystyle.blogspot.co.uk/  (with the best behaved baby girl of all time, Sophie!)
Charlotte, http://cottage-in-totteridge.blogspot.co.uk/
Becky, http://yankinyorkshire.com/
Gesci, http://www.peachandthistle.com/

I was also chuffed to meet the lovely Sarah from one of my favourite blogs, Sarah Jane down the Lane, but somehow she managed to duck out of the photo! 

Three hours later, and a quick squizz around Liberty's before catching the train home, it was one of those wonderful, one-off afternoons that I will never forget! Thanks girls, it was great meeting you all. xx


  1. I loved, loved, LOVED it!! I won't forget it either - I keep replaying lovely bits in my mind!

    I'm so glad Sophie and I made it! Would have been so disappointed not to have seen you!


  2. Hi Belinda,
    Great post.
    It's been so good to read everyone's blogs. It's like re living it over and over again. Remembering different conversations and images of Sketch.
    Hope you have a lovely weekend,
    Liz x

  3. Hi Belinda,

    This looks like so much fun! I was sent an invition too, but for me it was just a bit too far away :-) When I look at your photo's I wish I was there after all.

    Happy weekend!

    Madelief x

  4. Glad to hear you had a great time. Cx

  5. What a great opportunity! I hope to meet Jane someday ... but cant imagine such abig party.

  6. Sounds lovely! I must go one day and meet all you lovely people.
    Hugs from the middle of the Wilrshire countryside.

  7. I've been waiting to read about this and apparently it was just as much fun anticipated.

    I would be feeling jealous but Webb's comment just made me v. happy.

    xo jane

  8. It was so lovely to meet you, and the afternoon really was fantastic! I'm so glad I was able to make it and even more glad to have voices to set each blog to!
    Take care, x

  9. Such an absolute delight to meet you, Belinda! Thank you so much for joining us :)

  10. Belinda, I have come to visit from Modern Country Style.

    Although I do not live in England I do so wish I had been there for this wonderful day or friendship, chatting and tea. It looks like a good time was had by all.

    I am happy to have been introduced to a few new blogs, have a wonderful weekend.


  11. agh! i was so tempted to go to this but i had just got back from holiday and couldnt really get the day off work! :( Hope there will be another one...but then i'll be like the new girl right!? haha!! I havent been to Sketch but i really want to next time i'm in London!

  12. I keep bumping into this day as I travel Blogtopia. What a lovely place to meet up. And you all look like you were having a fabulous time. Happy days :D

  13. Oh it was a success. How brilliant! I had a feeling you would squeeze Liberty in !!! Mwah mwah ha! Sinead x

  14. Belinda, it was so lovely to meet you! Sorry we didn't get to chat more, but please do let me know if you make it up my way and we can hopefully catch up x

  15. Ding dong! I should have turned up for that. Dang!