Finally, I’ve got round to photographing my award! But just in case you have no idea what I’m talking about, I was nominated for not one but four amazing awards in the 30 Plus Blog Awards – and I’m still not over even being nominated if I’m honest! But let me tell the story from the beginning…
So when I found out I was nominated four four awards, I pretty much nearly fell over in shock. I’ve never been nominated for anything before so I was like 😀 😀 😀 for about three days straight. I then planned my trip to the awards ceremony in London, and when the day of the awards came I had a major panic as I realised I had nothing to wear – and when I say I panicked, I meant I was actually having really bad anxiety and considered not going because I was stressing out so much. In the end I knew there wasn’t actually a dress code for the ‘do’, so I decided I’d rather be comfortable and actually be there, so I threw on my trusty old denim shirt and hopped on the train to London…
I arrived super early to the venue, and ended up being banished to a corner of the room so I wouldn’t accidentally see any of the awards while the room was being set up 😀
Then the evening started, and I was SO excited to see some of my favourite blogger friends who had also been nominated (you know who you are!) and it was great catching up with everyone. Then the awards started…
Well, talk about nerve wracking! I honestly didn’t think I’d actually win anything. The bloggers in each category were amazing and I couldn’t even believe I’d been nominated along with them. I mean I was in the same category as Caroline Hirons for God’s sake!
And then I couldn’t believe it, my name was called – I’d only gone and won the Highly Commended award for Photography! All I remember is thinking *don’t trip up, don’t trip up* as I was walking down the stairs and onto the stage!
So yeah, I have an award, and I still can’t quite believe it. I’m not sure where to put it yet but I’ll definitely have it on display somewhere in the house. The whole evening was fabulous – the wine flowed just as well as the conversation, and I only just managed to catch my train home with a couple of minutes to spare – oops!
So I just wanted to say thank you so SO much to everyone that voted for me at the very beginning of the awards, as well as everyone that then nominated me and also just thank you for reading my blog in the first place. I never in a million years thought I’d end up winning an award. And of course congratulations to all the other amazing bloggers that won awards too – you guys are awesome!
And also a massive thank you to Hayley and Rebecca from the 30 Plus Collective for all their hard work, as well at The Body Shop who sponsored the awards. Roll on the 30 Plus Awards 2017! 😀
I hope you enjoyed my post xxx