Last week I attended a Manchester meetup, held by the lovely Georgina at A Fairy Gob Mother. Before I made my way to the venue, I met up with Kelsey, Rachel and Francesca at the train station before heading over to Wagamamas, i’ve never been before and really didn’t know what to expect. We were told to sit wherever we liked and given our menus, there was so much choice and I didn’t know where to start. Drinks wise I opted for a fresh orange juice which was amazingly refreshing, and picked the Chicken Katsu Curry as my main, which was delicious! They explain when they are taking your order that all the food is made fresh, so they bring out whichever dish is ready, as soon as it is ready, so you may have to wait a few minutes for everyone to get their food. I personally think this is a great idea as you are getting your food served at it’s freshest and it isn’t sat under a heat lamp waiting for the other dishes to be made.
The portions were huge and we all struggled to finish! I’ll definitely be back again. We were then met by Cat, before heading to the venue…the wrong one! We didn’t realise that there were TWO ‘The Font’ bars and we ended up at the wrong one. We managed to ring a taxi and finally made it to the right bar, fashionably late. We headed straight to the bar for cocktails, I think we deserved them!
The meetup was held upstairs where we were met my Georgina and the other bloggers, just in time to play ‘Higher or Lower/Play your cards right’. It was a great way to break the ice and win some lovely prizes. There was also a raffle, paying £2 a strip, the money going to an animal shelter, which was such an incredible idea! We managed to raise a total of £36, which between the 15 of us which attended, I think was fantastic!
We then were entertained by the amazing ‘Ron’ who does incredible card tricks, they literally blew us away. I put ‘Ron’ in quotes as we weren’t entirely sure if that was his name, he told lies about lies about lies and we got very confused as to what was true and what wasn’t. Which made it all that more clever! You can find him on Twitter @ronismagic .
We were also lucky enough to receive some incredible goodie bags which contained products from Lush, The 8th Day, Schwarzkopf and Diptyque! The meetup was so lovely and as there wasn’t that many of us, it was really cosy and easy to chat to everyone, which I prefer as you can meet more new people and it feels less daunting than meeting a room full of people!
I had a amazing night and can’t wait for the next one.