A lovely day ….

June 14, 2010

I spent such a lot of time gazing at this screen, I sometimes forget what fun it is to get out and about. I find myself turning down invitations, making my world smaller and smaller, telling myself, and others, that I have thousands of words to get down and can’t possibly step away from the computer …..and then I do get out and realise that I love it. Particularly meeting other bloggers and bloggy folk.

Last week I had such a lovely day, first chatting with the ladies from Allinson’s for a yumyum breakfast at the Wolseley in Piccadilly, then catching up with the gorgeous Jo Beaufoix and meeting lovely Insomniac Mummy for the first time (in the flesh) at 3 Monkeys PR.

Baking Mad is a great idea, as it has, amongst various forums, helpful hints and recipes, an actual online baking guru, who can sort out your profiterole faux pas and your cupcake conundrums. I asked the ladies whether it was like NHS Direct for bakers – and they said, ‘yes – but quicker.’ Who could resist?

3 Monkeys must have the trendiest offices in Christendom, with silver leather sofas, the monkey wallpaper that Jo has featured on her blog and lovely purple plastic  chandeliers. If I hadn’t been so overwhelmed by finding we were giving a talk to a roomful of PRs, I would have definitely tried harder to snatch one of the chandeliers.

Oh yes, and on the way between engagements, I managed to pop in on Fortnum and Mason, Hatchards and the Profumeria di Santa Maria Novella shop in Piccadilly.


When I started blogging, over three years ago, I really never dreamed that anyone would read my little diary, much less that it would lead to serious chats about cupcakes and us getting a round of applause in a funky office. What a funny world blogging is. But I can’t help but love it.

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  • icklebabe_com June 14, 2010 at 5:59 am

    Wow sounds like a fine time was had by all!its funny where a little harmless blogging can lead you 😉 x

    • Dulwich Divorcee June 18, 2010 at 4:15 am

      I know, isn’t it amazing? Hope to meet you at one of these things one day 🙂

  • Crystal Jigsaw June 14, 2010 at 9:58 am

    You are lucky getting to meet all these lovely bloggers. I will make the effort one day and go to London. That seems to be the place to meet me thinks.

    CJ xx

    • Dulwich Divorcee June 18, 2010 at 4:15 am

      Oooh, do come out and play, CJ, it’s great fun once in a while xx

  • Bluestocking Mum June 14, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    This is a great post DD. How fab. I’d have loved to meet up and go to Fortnum and Mason with you! Wow.

    I’ve been fortunate enough to meet several bloggers. And it does feel rather bonkers and lovely to meet the ‘real people.’ Never once have I been disappointed. You can forge some strong bonds with people in the cyber world. And I’ve seen parts of the country I might never have visited like beautiful Northumberland.

    I agree with Crystal (who I have met btw) – we shall have to have a Bloggers convention in London. Count me in (once I’ve had my surgery.)

    take care

    • Dulwich Divorcee June 18, 2010 at 4:16 am

      Ooooh, count me in on the bloggers’ convention. That sounds really fun. Very sorry to hear about the surgery, I’m off over to your place to read about it. Take care xx

  • Annabel (cheeky monkey) June 15, 2010 at 10:58 am

    It was such a pleasure to welcome 3 mummy bloggers to our office. Our clients and friends of 3 Monkeys were both fascinated and entertained by the anecdotes you all shared. Thanks for making it a great event in the jungle. Love Annabel x

    • Dulwich Divorcee June 18, 2010 at 4:16 am

      Thanks, Annabel – it was great fun to meet you all x