North East Blogger Awards 2014: Best Lifestyle Blog

October 23, 2014

Hello Freckles North East Blogger Awards
Last night I rushed home from work to get ready for the first ever, North East Blogger Awards. I've got some incredibly exciting news (note: if you've seen my twitter feed or instagram, you've probably already noticed)

After rummaging through my wardrobe I finally settled on an outfit; the white dress I wore for graduation - which let's face it, needed an excuse to be worn again, my go-to grey blazer and my new Ash Boots. They'll feature again on Hello Freckles very soon!
Hello Freckles North East Blogger Awards Lane 7
Hello Freckles North East Blogger Awards Lane 7 Bowling
We arrived at Lane 7 just after 7pm and were directed downstairs to where the awards would be taking place. I was handed a finalist badge and we headed in to see what entertainment was on offer.

Drinks were provided by The Lakes Distillery and Fentimans. Given the option of whisky or gin, I decided to opt for the latter, especially when I was given it with rose lemonade! Sadly, I don't have a photo of my drink - bad blogger, I know!

Guys from Lane 7 walked around with a variety of nibbles, from pulled pork, to mini sausage burgers, wedges, wraps and Andrew's favourite, grilled cheese. I have a feeling we're going back soon, just so he can have another! We were offered the chance to bowl during the first hour of networking, but wearing a short dress, I thought better of it and instead I'm sure we'll go again when I'm in my usual skinny jeans.

Before I knew it, the band had finished their set, the dancers had left and it was time for the awards. I don't think I've ever felt so nervous! Dan Black from Metro Radio hosted the awards, taking us through the categories and before I knew it, it was time for Best Lifestyle Blog!

I won! I can't believe it! When I was announced as the winner I was completely shocked and now, writing this a day later, I'm still amazed. Walking up to collect my award and pose for photos went so quickly and I'm pretty certain I was still shaking at that point. The whole night went so quickly but it was an amazing experience that I'll never forget.
Hello Freckles North East Blogger Awards Best Lifestyle Blog
Credit: OPR
Hello Freckles North East Blogger Awards Best Lifestyle Blog

I want to say a massive thank you to everyone who nominated me. I was astounded to find out I was one of the three that made the shortlist for Best Lifestyle Blog. Winning is incredible and it's given me such a confidence boost - I got into work this morning and told a few colleagues and before I knew it, everyone in the wider team had been emailed!

A massive thank you to OPR for organising the first ever North East Blogger Awards, all the great sponsors and huge congratulations to everyone who was shortlisted and those lucky ones who won. We should all celebrate another great event putting the North East firmly on the map and showcasing our bloggers! 
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43 comments

  1. That's amazing, congratulations!! You look great too, love the dress!

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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  2. I don't think I saw you after to say Congratulations .... it all went by in a bit of a flash! Anyway, congratulations!!!! :D

    Chloe x
    newgirlintoon.co.uk

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    1. It went so quickly didn't it! Thanks so much Chloe! x

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  3. Congratulations, well deserved! Sorry I didn't get chance to chat but I did admire your outfit from afar, you looked lovely!

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    1. Aww thank you Rachel, hope to see you again soon! x

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  4. Congratulations :) I didn't attend but it looked like a fun evening :)

    www.northeastnerd.co.uk

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  5. Congratulations!

    Stephanie
    http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3436251
    xxxx

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  6. Congratulations on winning best lifestyle blog - well deserved.

    Sam - northeastfamilyfun.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Sam! Congratulations on blog of the year! x

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  7. Congratulations! Totally deserved! :)

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  8. Congratulations on winning! You looked lovely too! Xx
    http://oliviacherylx.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Congratulations!!! Well deserved award :)

    Yasmina
    thejulyjournal.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

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  10. Congrats Tasha! Well-deserved, I really enjoy reading your blog! Love your outfit too!

    Kay x
    Idreamofcoco.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Kayleigh, I really appreciate it x

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  11. Congratulations on the win! Only discovered your blog recently but really like it! x

    http://stylishimoto.blogspot.jp

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    1. Thanks so much Anna. I'm so pleased you're enjoying my content x

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  12. Congratulations on this award.
    It sounds like such a fab event

    Leah @ Peaches and Smoke

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    1. Thanks Leah, it was a great night! x

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  13. Congratulations Tasha! What a fantastic achievement and it looks like a wonderful event. I love your dress too, beautiful.

    Scottish Outlander

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  14. congratulations doll!!! Dreams really do come true
    www.populairelife.co.uk x

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  15. Congrats! Well deserved! :)

    Caroline.x
    notesfromcaroline.com

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  16. Looks like a great event! which I could go to more events, congrats hun you look great!

    Sophie
    xx
    www.pocockins.co.uk

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  17. Ahh congratulations that's amazing! :)
    I love your dress too! I need to wear my graduation dress again!
    x

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  18. Congrats Tasha that's a great achievement!! :) the dress is gorgeous!!
    xo
    Alice|Alice's Beauty Madness

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  19. Congratulations - that's amazing! x

    Telina | Love, Telina

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  20. Awwww well done lovely! You deserve it :)

    http://creepersandcupcakes.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. aww congrats! you looked stunning :)

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  22. Congrats, this is awesome. I wish there was something local like this near me.

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  23. Congratulations lovely, so well deserved! I love your dress, you look amazing :)

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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