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I travelled down the night before, staying in Romford and it was a great way to get chatting to other people in the hotel (over a few drinks of course). I was apprehensive about all of the travelling, especially the two tubes I needed to catch, however it was all fine and I had no need to worry. As I have been to a few planner events before I already knew a few people so was able to meet up with them on arrival, which was great.
The Big Meet Event Itself
The Big Meet Team from UKPA, led by Stephanie Mulcahy and Sheree Wilson did such an amazing job at putting the event together, there was so much to do, chat about and take part in. Firstly there was the shopping, I was Stephanie Kitching's stall helper on the day with her beautiful hand crafted book-binding stall Scurry and Peck. There were some beautiful planner shops, I felt like I had died and gone to heaven, (you can see all of the contributors on the UK Planner Addicts website). Each stall had freebies to give out too, which you got checked off on a printed sheet, such a lovely idea to get you to visit each stall. I also filled in a creative journal of the event which you can have a look at here or further down the page.
Take a look at my mini round up video below. I wish I had filmed more, but I didn't want to miss out on the fun!
Then came the icing on the cake... we got an amazing inspirational talk from Erin Condren, who stayed at the event for most of the day, she is so motivational. Even better we were all gifted a European Life Planner, the roar in the room when this was announced was magical.
Big Meet Creative Journal 2019
The video above is a flip through of my memory planning and creative journal of the event
Finally at the end of a fun packed day we headed down in to Romford town centre to Frankie and Benny's for a lovely meal, another perfect time to meet more new people and chat all things planners. Definitely memories to last a lifetime.
Some of my Favourite Sellers
So there we have it, what a weekend. Please do visit the UK Planner Addicts website for further details or to be added to the group (it is invite only) - ukplanneraddicts.co.uk