#HBMarchMeet at Al Porto, Hull

Isn’t it strange how quickly things creep up on you? That was certainly the case when it came to the hotly-anticipated Hull Blogger’s March Meet. The last meet was a huge success, and we enjoyed an afternoon of drinks, demos from brands such as Lush, Weleda and Viridian and – of course – plenty of chat. Though the March meet was smaller with just under 20 attendees, it was by no means any less fun, and I came away feeling grateful to be a part of such a welcoming and warm community.

The event was held at Al Porto, a gorgeous little Italian restaurant situated on Hull’s marina. You may recognise the name of the place as not only did we hold the Hull Blogger’s summer meet there, but I was also asked to review their delicious Christmas menu with a couple of the girls. You can find these links here and here.


Al Porto has become a favourite with the Hull Bloggers; it serves authentic Italian food in a gorgeous rustic setting. We enjoyed a drink – including wine, if that takes your fancy – and a very hearty portion of delicious food from the lunch menu, which is sure to cater to everyone’s tastes. Their lunch costs £8 a head, and it is well worth it. I can definitely recommend the salmon pasta. Find their lunch menu on their website here.


Al Porto’s food is always beautifully presented and extremely delicious. The winter salad was also a hit with the other bloggers, and I will definitely try it when I go back!

As usual we came away with a fantastic array of goodies. Here’s just a few photos of them, and I’m currently busy reviewing them so hopefully you’ll see the whole selection soon! A massive thank you to all the generous brands who got involved.

There are many other lovely little things so stay tuned to see what I think of them!

As always a huge thank you to the wonderful bloggers who make these events so worthwhile. Sadly Kat (who did an AMAZING job with everything) was too ill to attend, and we missed her very much! You can check out Kat’s blog  here.

I can’t wait to review all of the wonderful things for you.

Hope you’re weekend is going well,

Heather x

Event: #HBAlPorto

Hello there! If you’ve been reading my posts recently you might be aware that I recently attended the Hull Bloggers’ Summer meet. After months of anticipation, the day finally arrived and it definitely didn’t disappoint!

Raffle Goodies

The event was held at a fabulous venue called Al Porto, situated overlooking the marina in Hull’s city centre. They are passionate about creating and serving delicious and authentic Italian cuisine, in a down-to-earth, rustic atmosphere, which suited our event perfectly! Judging by the lovely nibbles we got to try, their food is obviously crafted with care and attention. You can check out their website here.

On arrival we were greeted by the lovely Alex, Jenny and Kat, who organised the event, and it was great to catch up with bloggers I’ve previously met and make friends with the newbies of our little community! The event started with a good old natter (obviously!) accompanied by a rather delicious #HullBloggers cocktail, which was perfect for cooling us all down on such a humid day. There were a few brands set up to provide several demonstrations; some of which were familiar and others perhaps not so recognisable to some, which included Lush, Weleda and Viridian. On the picture above you can see the array of fabulous raffle prizes that were on offer over the course of the day, and all proceeds went to a very worthy cause: The Eve Appeal .

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After some lovely demos from each of the companies, it was raffle time! Some of the products donated to the raffle were absolutely gorgeous, and included gifts from one of my favourite jewellery companies; Links of London and Pandora. There were many different prizes on offer, including make-up, premium skincare, accessories and even underwear! I was extremely lucky to come away with something I’ve had my eye on for a long time: a MisfitWearables Shine Fitness Tracker! InstagramCapture_1fc6d1e9-7925-4997-90ae-01b3ef414ee4I have been wearing the device daily since I won it, and a review will soon follow. Spoiler: I am extremely impressed so far!

At the end of the raffle Alex presented some spot prizes, which ranged from ‘The Best Pre-meet Selfie’ to ‘The Most Excited Blogger’. To my astonishment I was given a spot-prize as ‘The Loveliest Blogger’, and I have to admit I was completely shocked and didn’t see that coming at all! It was a very thoughtful thing and my prize consisted of some very interesting-looking chocolate goodies courtesy of IQ Choc; I can’t WAIT to try them out!


All-in-all I’d say the event was a complete success, and to top it off we went home with an impressive number of goodies to try out! Here’s a little sneak preview of some of the brands that were generous enough to get involved in our fantastic event.

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This is just a tiny selection of products that we were fortunate enough to get to try; stay tuned for reviews in the near future…it’s going to take a while but believe me, I’m so excited to try such a plethora of gorgeous things!

I’m also going to include the blog links of the lovely #HullBloggers who attended the meet, so don’t forget to check them out!

Alex: Champagne and Lemonade

Kat: The Kats Paws

Charley: Rambling of a Beauty Blogger

Sarah: SarahXSarah

Mars: Curling Stones for Lego People

Rachel: The Inelegant Wench

Carl: A Blokes Eye View

Chelsea: Hair Guru Chels

Jennie: JennieEmma

Hannah: Ha-Pea-Days

Megan: StudentStyleXO

Kate: Pieces of Kate

Kelly: Adventures in Tea and Cake

Emily: Em Paws

Lewis: LDWBlondeAtHeart

Courtney: Retro and Thrift

Becky: Just Becky

Danni: Danni Serendipity

Ashton: Beauty, Books and Babble

Maisie: Thoroughly Modern Maisie

Lucy: Lucy Jane Webb

Anna: AnnaLueFook

Stephanie: Running Life

I’m so incredibly sad that the event has been and gone but so unbelievably grateful to have been a part of it. Many, many thanks to Alex, Jenny and Kat for organising what is sure to be an unforgettable event.

I hope you’re having a great Wednesday, whatever you may be up to!

Heather x