This year I was lucky enough to be invited to the Vuelio Blog Awards – an annual awards ceremony that recognises and celebrates the work of bloggers from all genres across the UK. I had planned in true blogging fashion have a luxurious afternoon and shoot some sort of get ready with me. YEAH RIGHT! The reality was whilst I did have a very nice time at Murdock London getting my hair cut, I decided last minute that I looked way too pasty and decided to reach for the trusty skinny tan (see my review here) which left me 40 minutes to get ready, and I managed to pull a muscle in my back. I kid you not, I pulled a muscle applying fake tan. Charlie from Modish Male had been nominated for Best Newcomer so I was delighted to go and cheer him on! We met up for a quick drink before hand in a pub around the corner that was absolutely rammed and also had a wake happening in it. I stood awkwardly in the doorway while a drunk woman who thought I was the bouncer screamed in my face. Pulling a muscle in my back by fake tanning, and being mistaken for a bouncer in the same evening, who would have thought it. The event was held at Bloombury Big Top, and started with a few photo’s and a couple of drinks, before going through to the main hall for dinner. It was so great to meet so many bloggers who’s content I’ve read like Ed from The Discerning Man, and also meet some new people and discover their blogs. I was at a table with Charlie, Mary Louise from My Model Mummy, Katrina from Katrina Bruni, Dave from Man Vs Globe and his lovely partner, along with Holly and Mital from the Vuelio team. One thing was certain, everybody was there to have a good time!I’m wearing: Tux jacket & Shoes – Topman. Shirt & cropped trousers – HM Man Bow tie – AsosThe atmosphere was brilliant and there was some cracking entertainment with fire throwers & acrobats. After dinner it was time for the awards, which were hosted by Ellie Taylor who was hilarious and I’m sure we can all relate to her ranking of carrier bags?The awards rattled along, and then it was time for more drinking & dancing – and I met a few more bloggers including Precious from Eating with Precious and congratulated Craig from Menswear Style who had picked up awards for Men’s Lifestyle & Best UK Blog.Finally there was a photo booth that was a lot of fun. Probably too much fun and I’m sorry for anyone in the queue behind us for the hold up 😉
Although I started this blog back in 2013, I feel like it is only this year that I’ve really applied myself to it, along side my YouTube channel – and this event was the icing on the cake of what has been an amazing year. Big congratulations to everyone who was nominated, who picked up an award, and to everyone who is ploughing on with their content purely for the love of it. And massive thanks to the Vuelio team for having me along, I had an amazing evening!
On a side note, this is my first post since switching from Blogger to WordPress. I have to say, so far so good! I hope you like the new look of my blog and I’m delighted that I can now include my video content within my posts, as I think that’s going to open some doors as to what I can do creatively with this platform! I’m attempting Vlogmas this year, so if you haven’t already, please check out my videos if you fancy a watch!