Monday, 20 April 2015

UK Blog Awards 2015

After the seeing Mega Aurora the other night I had to calm down a little and get my bags packed and drive down the London for the UK Blog Awards.

Yep little old me in the UK Blog Awards.

As I drove to London through the endless road works I eventually arrived at Mount Arch at 5pm and found a parking place right outside the hotel. How lucky was that, and I was even more lucky to find out that it only cost me £5 to park there too. Free after 6.30pm and this is in London.

I had a quick chat with the doorman of the hotel and he directed me to the bar as I had 2 hours to kill before the awards began.

I thought my luck would run out eventually as I had a half a coke at the bar and it was nearly £7. Oh well you cant win them all.

Time was getting on and I needed to get changed into my suit. I asked the doorman where the toilets were and he told me not to be silly and I should go down stairs to the spa, where I would be able to get a shower. I was off in a flash and down stairs to the most beautiful spa ever, and got myself all dressed up and ready to go.

As I arrived at the awards, which was only next door I was greeted like some kind of celebrity and the place was buzzing with bloggers everywhere.

I felt a little bit weird being around all these professional bloggers who's blogs were out of this world but I thought to hell with it I'm chuffed to be here so I was going to enjoy it.

After talking to a few people with a glass of orange in my hand the awards were just about to be announced.

We all made our way to our seats and the ceremony began.

Award after award was being handed out it finally came to my category, "Travel"

A little nervous, and the winner was announced but unfortunally it was not me. I did manage to get into the top 10 which is something amazing to achieve, and something I am very proud off.  

I'm not a professional blogger, but I do love my job, taking pictures and I'm not the best writer in the world, but that does not matter as I really enjoy doing it and the way I look at it, it's a dairy for my kids to read, so they can see what I did when they get older.

Anyway I'm still chuffed to bits and to get into the top 10 in the UK is something I never thought I would achieve. Thanks to everyone who voted for you me to be there in the first place.















   

4 comments:

John Hall said...

Congratulations Andrew, well deserved.

North East Family fun said...

So pleased for you and definitely well deserved - excited to see you flying the flag for wonderful Northumberland and the North East too :D

You don't need to be a professional blogger to have a fantastic blog xxx

The Farne Islands said...

Thank you John.

The Farne Islands said...

Thank you too Mrs R and hopefully I will see you soon.