Getting to the Bloggers Bash at The Driver in London required I take an over-3-hour bus ride, 2-hour flight, 45-minute train ride, several switches on the Tube, and some walking (about 10 hours of travel total each way), and it was totally worth it!
I got there Friday evening, and the wonderful Geoff Le Pard took me in, which means I got to be part of the pajama party with Sacha, Ali and Hugh. Ali and I helped Geoff make a delicious vegan dinner. And then he brought out a vegan cheesecake. This man takes taking care of his guests seriously.
We stayed up until 1:30 in the morning. The committee was putting the finishing touches on the Bash, which required much laughter. What a great workout! You can read more about the pajama party over at Ali’s blog.
This was my view in the morning.
After a nice filling breakfast and Sacha dyeing Geoff’s beard purple, we were ready to head over to The Driver for the Bash.
I had such a wonderful time meeting bloggers I’ve been reading and meeting new ones (and eating cake). The day was filled with food, drink, cakes, and chatting. I ate some cake. There was an interesting talk on many aspects of blogging by Luca from Automatic. I ate more cake. The Bloggers Bash committee gave out awards. And I ate lots of Geoff’s vegan cake, which was also gluten-free, sweetened with just bananas.
And those of us who stayed long enough went to The Kitchin and ate some more delicious food. (I couldn’t eat any more cake at that point.)
The next day, Geoff shaved off his purple beard and I was the only witness, save for his cats who seemed to be uncertain about my presence. (I think they sensed I was a dog person.) Of course I documented the event for all to see. (You’re welcome, Geoff )
Most importantly, mark your calendars. Next year’s Bloggers Bash is June 10th. To read more on the Bloggers Bash, check out the #BloggersBash hashtag on twitter.
All that travel time afforded me reading time, so I read Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, which I highly recommend. I can’t wait to read Hollow City.
Since I was staying at Geoff’s I was able to purchase all three of his books and demand autographs.
If you’d like to buy Geoff’s books, you can do that over at amazon.co.uk and amazon.com.
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