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Mad Tea Party Invitation!

Last year I took part in my first blog party (for Halloween), hosted by A Fanciful Twist. It was a lot of fun so I was excited to see that she is doing a Mad Tea Party this month 🙂

It’s happening on Saturday, June 25th and it’s really easy to take part – just click the link below to get the full details of how to join in on the fun!

A Fanciful Twist’s Mad Tea Party

Hope to see you there 🙂

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Blog Party Success!

On Saturday I took part in a Halloween Blog Party, hosted by Vanessa at A Fanciful Twist. I’d never been part of a blog party before so I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect. Saturday came and I woke up (rather late, I must admit as I’d had a late night on Friday!), had some breakfast and began taking the photos for my own blog party post 🙂

My Mom kindly helped out and we got creative and took a lot of photos in the sunshine I was very thankful for! Just as we took the very last photo the first drop of rain fell, so we quickly gathered up all of the witches, cauldrons and candles and ran into the house for me to put my post online!

The poem I created as I wrote the post. I have to say I’m really pleased with it 🙂 I haven’t written any poetry for a few years but it’s always been something I’ve had a knack for, so I’m glad to see I wasn’t too rusty hehe.

I finally clicked “publish post” at 4pm (UK time) and went to visit Vanessa’s party post and to start visiting everyone else’s! Boy was that a mistake! Not the visiting, but the timing – I had no idea just how many there would be! 😮

When it got to 2am Sunday morning (…yep, 2am!) I had to call it a night and decided to finish off the rest after some sleep. I wanted to make sure I went to everyone’s party post and leave a comment on each one, as they had all taken so much effort to be part of the event 🙂 I did my best on Sunday to get around the rest of them but I wanted to spend some time with my husband too (he’s stationed abroad right now so we don’t get much time together other than weekends). After spending a lot of time visiting blogs on Sunday too, I called it a night again and today am making my way around the remaining few blog posts that I just couldn’t squeeze in with my sleep-deprived brain last night hehe.

There was easily 150 blog party posts that I visited (I lost count after 120). Everyone did a great job and they were all so varied! It’s been a really fun thing to be part of and I’m looking forward to take part again next year 🙂