Thank You

This weekend has been an interesting one. I travelled god knows how many miles, in a car with girls who inspire me every day whilst breaking every X Factor rule of never singing Whitney. But it was for a very good reason.

A few months ago I remember sitting in my old kitchen, opening my laptop and turning on the interwebz to find out who had been nominated for the #BloggersBlogAwards. I squealed in delight as mate after mate was announced as a nominee. I had an inkling I might be up for ‘Best Dating and Relationships’ as a lot of people had mentioned they’d nominated me. And then the shortlist was announced, and I was up!

I proceeded to message everyone I know in a textual stranglehold of, ‘vote for me repeatedly and without fatigue or we can never be friends’.

You see, I’m competitive.  INSERT BEING A TWIN PSYCHOLOGY. So I’m not going to pretend I was ‘just happy to be nominated’ (I was but I also reeeally wanted to win). In fact I badgered my sister into voting so much that she eventually broke and made her colleagues vote for me too.

On the way to Leeds with Laila, Jemma and Elena we discussed who we’d like to see taking each title and when we got to dating they assured me it was mine. However, having been a reader of the other nominees since finding myself single nearly a year ago, I wasn’t convinced. They all had a bigger and regular audience OF COURSE IT WASN’T ME. But I hoped.

We arrived at the venue in a flurry of, ‘let’s meet EVERYONE and drink ALL THE PROSECCO’. We did meet everyone and they were all incredible. Bloggers Online vs Real Life? No dickheads here!

After chatting and circle jerking over each other’s blogs, we sat down for the awards announcement. Before I knew it, I felt tapping on my shoulders to say it was my category and good luck.

And then I won.

And then I got up on stage, slightly too drunk, slightly too nervous and very excitedly did the most embarrassing speech of my life.

After jokingly constructing 2 acceptance speeches that would piss people off, I decided that not everyone would get my sense of humour so to make something up on the spot. I did. It was a poem and it failed.

I meant to say, ‘Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, I’m single and lonely but it entertains you.’

What I actually said was, ‘…I’m single and lonely but at least it makes you happy!’ I then swore, hugged Hayley and ran for the hills.

Apparently people cheered. Apparently people chanted Vix and apparently I won by ‘a landslide’. The overly competitive freak inside me was satisfied.  It was all a huge prosecco filled blur!

I don’t remember much about the rest of the night except it involved more drinking, eating and bum licking people whose blogs I love.

But the weekend is over and I’m home now. All that’s left to say is a huge thank you to everyone who nominated me, everyone who voted and everyone who was so kind to me this weekend.

*currently deciding if it’s too soon/too wanky to put ‘award winning blogger’ in my social media bios.

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  1. Charleigh
    October 3, 2016 / 6:57 am

    You are incredible! Smiling from ear to ear, with the occasional giggle at this post. I knew you would do it! I hope this opens many doors for you now. Xx

  2. Tina
    October 3, 2016 / 7:07 am

    I thought the speech was on purpose! It was brilliant! Congratulations again! It’s definitely deserved x
    Tina x

  3. Beverley
    October 3, 2016 / 8:11 am

    It is NEVER TOO EARLY to put ‘award winning blogger’!! 😉

    So happy that you won, my love, and it was so great to meet you xxx

  4. Emma Inks
    October 3, 2016 / 8:21 am

    Your speech was definitely my favourite and it was awesome seeing you again. Also own that award winning blogger title!!

  5. Michael Hawkes
    October 3, 2016 / 8:27 am
    1. It was great to meet you at last.
    2. Congrats on the award, so well deserved.
    3. I’ve already done it because I am giddy and a bit of a prick.


  6. Little Miss Katy
    October 3, 2016 / 9:37 am

    CONGRATS DUDE. Your speech was excellent. Mine: "um. thank you. um. yeah. thank you." …. Not so good.

    *I’m having the exact same dilemma hahahahahha. XX

  7. Megan Lillie
    October 3, 2016 / 7:19 pm

    I swear to God, you are fucking fantastic. I am over the moon that you won because you TOTALLY deserve it. I’m so proud of you, AWARD WINNING MOTHER FUDGER <3

  8. October 3, 2016 / 9:37 pm

    I bow down to you always and I’d have you sing Whitney to me every day of the week if I could. I’m proud of ya and again, cus it’s not getting old, I told you so. Thanks for a banging weekend and the bestest poem since spike milligan xxxx

  9. Arran Brown
    October 4, 2016 / 6:03 am

    Congratulations on winning Vix, the speech made me LOL.

  10. Alice Red
    October 5, 2016 / 11:40 am

    HAHA I thought the poem was supposed to sound like that! I filmed the whole thing, trust me you got the biggest cheer of the night 😉 x

  11. Shannon Kara
    October 7, 2016 / 12:19 pm

    Congrats on your win lovely!

    Shannon //

  12. Charlotte Steggz
    October 16, 2016 / 7:46 pm

    You’re genuinely one of the hardest working bloggers I’ve seen. I’ve been watching your blog since a little before you went turbo popular, and I am always amazed by the time and effort you put into growing your blog. You make me feel like I should try harder!

    Really well deserved. Well done lovely xx