My day in London at the 3rd Annual Bloggers Bash Awards #BloggersBash2017 #SundayBlogShare 

I had an amazing day yesterday at the Annual Bloggers Bash Awards in London! I was very nervous about going (as everyone can tell if they’ve watched the videos taken by Hugh throughout the day!) but I had a great time meeting lots of friendly and supportive bloggers! And even more exciting news is that I came 2nd in The Hidden Gem category!


It was the category with the largest number of nominations so I was overwhelmed to be up there with Kate Noble at The Quiet Knitter and Gordon Mcghie at Grab This Book If you want to see the full list of the days winners then you can click Here.


A huge thanks to the Bloggers Bash committee for all their hard work and to everyone who voted for me. I do have some fabulously supportive followers and I really can’t thank you all enough.


I didn’t take many photos on the day as I was too busy people watching and making the most of time spent with friends. But I would like to give a special mention to the lovely Alexina Golding over at Bookstormer for keeping me on the straight and narrow all day and guiding this country girl around the city of London (although she failed to monitor my gin consumption towards the end leading to a a slightly tipsy me on the train home!!!)

And for anyone who missed out on the fun yesterday, make sure you make a note in your diary as the next ABBA has already been announced for 9th June 2018!

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I am a Norfolk girl living in leafy Cheshire with my grumpy Scotsman. A mum and nana who lives for my family but who is also addicted to reading (and Marmite!) I will read almost anything but my preferred genres to review are psychological thrillers, crime procedural novels or women's fiction. My kindle is my life but I also have a substantial bookshelf in my cosy reading room where I can go to escape the stresses of family life with plenty of tea and chocolate. I am a member of netgalley and bookbridg. I review on Amazon, where I'm a Top 500 reviewer, and Goodreads. You can always find me over on Twitter @jocatrobertson for any review requests.

56 thoughts on “My day in London at the 3rd Annual Bloggers Bash Awards #BloggersBash2017 #SundayBlogShare ”

    1. When I heard your name come up I was so excited for you!!! I was desperate to message you to let you know!!! Huge congrats as I couldn’t be sharing it with two nicer people!!! Our little community did so well yesterday! Proof that we all do a fantastic job!! Xx

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      1. awwwh I’m so touched 🙂 I couldn’t believe it when you and Emma told me to watch the video, I didn’t think I had a chance of placing at all given that you and Gordon were in the same category as me (as well as some other amazing bloggers!) Book Bloggers once again proving their awesomeness xxx

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      2. It was a really big category -the biggest!!- and there were other bloggers there who were in it as well. So for us three to do so well…..I’m still so proud of us all. Two Scots and me, who is as near to Scottish as you can get without actually being Scottish!!! 😂😂😂 I still haven’t watched the video as I can’t bare to watch myself!!!! I was so embarrassed!!! Xxx

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  1. Looking forward to the Maldives next year, Jo ha ha! I put your request in the comments book! I’m pretty sure we can Find a suitable Bash venue out there 😉 It was lovely to see you x

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    1. Yes I’m looking forward to next years too now! Swimwear, cocktails on the beach….although Ritu may struggle with getting all her cakes on the plane! And not sure where Hugh would put his power pack if videoing in his swimming trunks 😂😂
      So lovely to see you and hope to see you again soon. Congratulations as well! X

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    1. I have!!! It was my 29th wedding anniversary yesterday and we have plans for a celebratory holiday for our 30th next year but now I plan it around the Bash so I don’t miss it. Either that or you will all have to come to The Maldives with me!!
      And a hugely well deserved congratulations to you once again xx

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      1. Hmmm.. The Maldives…Sacha… could that be an option??!! And 29 years married! Firstly congratulations! And Secondly…How? You don’t look old enough to have been encumbered with an other half that long!!!!!

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      2. I would love to say I was a child bride but unfortunately not!! I think running around after my 4 grandchildren everyday is keeping me young 😂😂😂 not to mention permanently exhausted. How I have time to blog daily is always a complete mystery to me!
        Let me know how it goes convincing the committee about The Maldives 😂😂 xx

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      3. Lol! 4 Grandchildren too??!! Woman have you drunk from the Fountain of Youth??!!
        I will most definitely be suggesting this to Sacha! 😂😂 ❤ ❤

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  2. Congratulations! It was lovely to meet you. You and Alexina were such fun, I felt like I’d known you for ages! Glad you enjoyed the day. Xxx

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      1. It was mostly Hugh and Geoff and Sacha who did the work. I just helped a bit, I was overwhelmed by my studies this year. See you next year!!! 😀

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    1. I trying to make it last all weekend but sadly the family aren’t letting me!!
      I was so excited when your name came up! You must be over the moon as it was such huge category with some amazing bloggers in it! I’m chuffed to pieces for you as it’s so well deserved-you have an intelligent and interesting blog that everyone loves. Our little book blogging community did so well and I’m very proud of us all ❤️❤️

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      1. Thank you so much Jo. Lovely to hear that. Must try and refocus on it later. My mind’s in a whirl. Focusing on writing a review will be interesting 😊 Our community was just outstanding. So happy to be part of it. Hope you have a fab day Jo. Xx

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  3. Many congratulations on 2nd place in the Hidden Gem category, Jo. It was lovely to meet you and thank you for agreeing to be videoed as well. You did a great job and now you know what to expect next year, so prepare your speech for the 2018 Bloggers Bash video now. 😀
    Thanks so much for coming along to the event. It’s only through all you guys coming to this event, that makes it work so well.
    Have a great week.

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    1. I had a fabulous time thank you and really enjoyed myself! It was so nice to chill with everyone in the bar afterwards which was the icing on the cake for me!
      Now I know it’s nothing to be nervous about and that everyone is so friendly I will definitely be back next year!
      Thank you!! 😊😊

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    1. Absolutely! Even planning my wedding anniversary around it next year (if we’re still married cos apparently I’m very annoying as I’ve not stopped going on about the Bash all week 😂😂) Thanks again Nica! 😘😘

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