I've never been Speed Dating before...

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Well hello there,
So how did you spend last weekend?
I spent Saturday evening speed dating ;) Speed Dating you ask? No not the usual kind; you may or may not have heard about the Scottish Bloggers Valentines meet up which took place last Saturday evening, never one to say no to a wee night out, it was no surprise I was there. The event was held at Hemma in Edinburgh, which is down Holyrood Road and is gorgeous, a wee heads up they also do amazing cocktails! And was organised by four of the loveliest bloggers, Gillian, Lianne, Jenn and Juliet (sadly Juliet couldn't make it on the night, we missed you lovely!) But where does the speed dating come in? Blogger Speed Dating of course ;)

The event on Saturday was my third blogger run meet up I've attended and was just lovely, with a nice change of the guarantee that you would get to meet and chat to every single blogger there. I've met some of the loveliest people through blogging and meetups are the perfect opportunity to meet other bloggers you speak to on twitter or whose blogs you read in the flesh. It was lovely to catch up with some of the girls who I've met a fair few times now and also to meet some new ones too. Saturday was also the last time I'll see Lynsey from allsortsandanecdotes for a year as she's moving to Australia! And as someone who has lived in Australia it was great to have a good catch up and pass on tips before she heads down under. 

There was also a raffle raising money for Shakti Women's Aid which is an Edinburgh based charity supporting women who have suffered or are suffering at the hands of domestic abuse: we raised £88 in total! :) And I was super lucky and won a fox necklace from Black Box Boutique. Of course thanks to all the companies who supported with raffle prizes on the night, discount vouchers (in our goody bags; which were kindly supplied by Yelp), with a special mention to Ginger Pickle for the gorgeous Hedgehog hairslides in my good bag.

But anyways enough of me yapping here's a few pictures; I was rather forgetful and didn't take many sorry! 

A 1919 Angostura Daiquiri yum!

A Cherry O' Baby, tasted just like cherry cola!

So there we have the Scottish Bloggers Valentines Speed Dating, which I followed up with a trip to Hive, classy I know, then a 2.30am munch at Subway- which was amazing, no shame. Sunday was spent enjoying a holiday from work, shopping in the big Primark, eating curry at Mosque Kitchen (everyone must go!), fro-yo from Tutti Frutti (self service, exciting!) and watching Jackie Chan sing Make a Man out of You in Cantonese on Youtube; here's the link as I know you're all dying to see it ;) curled up in bed, pretty perfect. Well expect for rubbishy Scotrail on my journey home, ah well, minor drop in the ocean.

Oh and here's a wee list of all the lovely ladies I had the pleasure of spending Saturday evening with, with links to their blogs :)

Well I'm off to finish writing up plans for my Market research project for my Marketing class tomorrow, luckily it's not all bad as my project is on one of my favourite things (and favourite procrastination methods, perhaps not the best idea afterall...) Pinterest of course. 

Anyways till next time,


  1. I loved the cocktails shame they were so expensive I only had one. Was lovely seeing you hope to see you again soon xx

    1. Awch I know they were so good :) shame they were rather expensive... Was lovely to see you again too! :) x

  2. great post Iona! It was lovely to meet you and hopefully get the chance to catch up soon! x

    1. Thanks lovey was great to meet you :) will no doubt see you again at any other event :) xx

  3. Thanks for the post, waiting for the next.

    Came across a new clean dating website http://www.QuackQuack.in , I'm curious what you guys think about it all.

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  4. Speed date is an awesome experience as you never know to whom you are talking to. All face are new while Speed Dating. It will help you in meeting with new people and making new friends. You will love the way and date the unknown person. It depends upon you that how you express your feeling.

  5. Good Post,

    For people who don't have the time to go out every night in search for the perfect date and people who simply want to have some fun and experiment with something new, speed dating is the best choice!

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