Today I’m off to Austin for the final US Blogcademy of 2013 – can you believe that? We’ve done a bunch of American dates this year which has been such an adventure, but I am really looking forward to hitting London after this – it’ll be nice not to have to get on a plane for once!
It’s my first time in Austin, although I have been to Texas before… well I had a layover in Fort Worth Airport once, nah it’s not really the same is it? The one thing I remember about it though was the HEAT. Waaah, Texas in August – are we mental?! I bloomin’ hope everywhere has air con. I’ve packed lashings of factor 50, my giant Kate Spade floppy hat and the lightest, airiest clothes I can get away with.
I’ve been dropping clues all week but Friday’s Instagram video might be the biggest one yet (I told you I was rubbish at keeping secrets). Be here tomorrow morning at 8am sharp (GMT) to find out for sure what I’ve been plotting. Although if you haven’t guessed it by now I don’t know how much more obvious I can be!
It seems like a lifetime ago, but just as I’m ramping up to head off to America again this week, Made U Look Photography sent over the photos from our Disneyland adventure in April. I’d never been before and on hearing this revelation Gala encouraged… nay insisted that they take me there for my birthday. Well who am I to turn down an invitation like that?!
On a soggy Spring evening Lisa and I headed to London. It was Tuesday, and the night of the Cosmopolitan Magazine Superbloggers Masterclass. I was thrilled, honoured and damn right nervous as hell to have been asked to join an illustrious panel of experts at this prestigious event. The masterclass was a complete sell-out, with two hundred enthusiastic wannabe bloggers braving wind and rain to make it to The British Museum for the two-hour panel discussion and Q&A.
This is my nervous and ‘omg that’s a big auditorium’ face
I was cacking it. There was nothing cool about me as we took a peek into the empty auditorium and I squeaked to Lisa “Oh my god, that’s a lot of goodie bags…” We were the first to arrive and were ushered into a side room where we were soon met by the Cosmopolitan team and the rest of the panel.
Because I just couldn’t resist another sneaky share to quench the Sunday afternoon lull…
Isn’t that giant yellow paper flower amaze? It was sitting in a vase in the corner of our Paris apartment and I couldn’t resist nabbing it for a few quick shots. This trip really was made of magic and dreams.
Well I’m finally back at my desk after two weeks of non-stop craziness with The Blogcademy gang. And although I’m missing my girls like crazy, I have to say it’s pretty damn good to be home. My head is spinning with everything that’s happened over the past fortnight. In fact it’s whirring so much that I’m struggling to even form sentences…
From epic London adventures to two sold out Blogcademys and a talk at Farm Week…. From a whirlwind Parisian jaunt to shooting with the incredible Brooke Davis, the adorable Juliane Berry, the supreme Lisa Devlinand the vivacious and infectiously upbeat Shell De Mar (sheesh what a bunch of posers!) I am SPENT. Completely and utterly beat.