Last night a rather fabulous group of South West Bloggers descended on Bristol. And what a night it was.
We braved the rain and the wind to meet at the lovely Pitcher and Piano on Bristol’s picturesque Harbourside for a bite to eat and a lot to drink. First to arrive were myself and the wonderful Cat from Yellow Days. We were extremely early but they were fantastically organised and our table upstairs was ready and waiting for us. The upstairs bar can be booked for post-work parties with separate table or sofa areas cordoned off and it proved extremely popular with a variety of groups. It seemed incredibly well thought out as it provided both a sense of atmosphere with the general hubbub from other groups, while affording a certain sense of privacy and intimacy within each area. I would highly recommend this for small social groups such as ourselves.
Next to arrive were the wonderful Bishopston Mum, Slummy Single Mummy, Knitty Mummy, Babberblog, Purple Mum and Mother Venting. Not long afterwards His Majesty SAHDandproud appeared and, having survived a pretty terrible journey and unfortunately missing out on dinner, the very lovely Circus Queen also joined us.
Despite being an extremely busy Saturday night the staff at The Pitcher and Piano could not have been more helpful. They were both friendly and efficient throughout the evening. The menu offered a wide variety of meals and snacks at extremely affordable prices and there would be something to suit most tastes. To take a look click here.
This was my first opportunity to meet both Bishopston Mum and Slummy Single Mummy and I can confirm that they are both as friendly and lovely in person as they are online…and both looked really quite glam. As did Purple Mum, wearing a super-stylish purple dress that is sadly no longer available to buy, and Circus Queen despite her ordeal in getting to us. Knitty Mummy also looked fabulous in the cutest skirt I have seen in ages and am sure will be a real hit in her up and coming fifties photo-shoot! Am thinking next time I might be brave and not wear jeans.
We chatted a lot, gossiped a lot, drank so much that at one point we figured traipsing through the rain in the search of Karaoke was a good plan, and all in all had a bloody good giggle. At least I did. Though I still don’t really get how Karaoke in a bowling alley works?
Motherventing and SAHDandproud were as hilarious as ever, though I think Spencer maybe kept a closer eye on his coat this time having fallen foul to Bristolian robbers on a previous venture. Everyones favourite new Dad Babberblog was happily lurgy-free and able to join us, though had a rather terrifying ride home at the hands of a super-speedy cab-driver and my darling Yellow days, as on many a previous occasion, bundled my somewhat tipsy self into a cab sometime this morning and managed to get me home in one piece.
It was fun.
I have a sore head today.
It was worth it.
If you are a blogger and fancy joining us on our next adventure come and join our facebook group here, and if you are a brand or venue that would like to be involved in a future event please contact me.
Disclosure: The Pitcher and Piano were kind enough to offer us a discounted meal rate for the evening, however this has not influenced the content of this post and all opinions are my own.