So this past weekend was an event that I have been looking forward to going to since I booked my place back in October.... Pamper and Plan down in Newcastle.
Susie, Alyson and I packed up our stuff, A little too much, packed the car and set off on Friday afternoon for a road trip to Newcastle, little did we know it would he one of the best weekends of my life! Just over 3ish hours later and a hotel much up we arrived at our destination for the night. We decided last month to travel down and stay in Newcastle the night before the event so we didn't need to leave at 6 am Saturday morning.
The Friday night was the funniest nights stay in a hotel I have ever had. Alyson and Susie had a few mugs of wine while I attempted to dye Susie's hair, turns out it was a toner, not actual dye. I will insert my Vlog that I took from the weekend cause honestly even editing it I was laughing.
Saturday morning we got up at 7.45 so I could get my hair and makeup done before I did Susie and Alyson. Before we packed up, packed up the car and headed to the hotel for the planning/ meet up part of pampering and plan. The first people we meet were Anna AKA Mrs Brimbles, her husband Jon and their daughter Miss B. has a lovely chat with them while we waited to get into the rooms and set up. Alyson Volunteered us to help set up so we were at the venue from 9 am setting up stalls and getting breakfast in the in-house Starbucks and just "chilling" before the madness started. Alyson, Susie and I changed into our SPG - Scotlands Planner Girls T-shirts that we got made for going down along with Chloe, Lara, Jessica, and Lindsay.
I actually have no words for how the rest od the day. Meeting everyone was amazing, putting names to faces I have spoken to and admired since I started planning over 18 months ago. Finally meeting Leanne AKA The Geeky Planner and Michelle AKA Ugly Bug Plans, Anna, and Suzy from Suzy Stick Its. Of course, the more that I meet, talked to and then realized who they were haha bit I will be here all day listing everyone. I loved being able to put faces to names and meet people I have been talking to for ages and of course meet new people.
The full event was very relaxed, we would come and go, plan, craft and do arts, mingle, chat and of course shop at the stalls.
Theses where all the stalls at Pamper and plan and I think if am right I got something from everyone. Leanne also had a tombola to help raise money for her surgery that the NHS won't fund, there was a raffle and a swap shop where you can put things in you want to swap and take what you wanted.
I have been on a spending ban since October so that I could not only save money for Pamper and Plan but also use up a lot of stickers so that I can buy more. When I say I have enough stickers to last me until the Summer I am not kidding, between what bought, the goodie bag, swap shop, and raffle I am sorted for a while.
I had a brilliant time and it was exactly what I needed, I now can't wait until Scotcon in May!!!! Below is my vlog from the weekend and below that shall be a video with all the stuff I came home with aka goodie bag, raffle, tombola and swap shops.
If you went did you have a brilliant time?