A couple of weeks ago, Paisley and I did the unthinkable and deliberately woke up at 5.30 am to head to London. Five blimmin’ thirty? – Yes, apparently I am that mental! But we weren’t just off on our jollies, we had been invited to a ‘BestMumsBrunch’ hosted by I just love it and Historic Newspapers.
We headed into London on a very packed commuter train. I don’t think Paisley had ever seen so many pairs of legs in smart black trousers, however that was her view for the hour we were on the train. Being the placid child that she is, she just accepted it as though it were normal.
We met up with Jade from Raising the Rings in Kings Cross while we waited for Hannah to arrive. Hannah had intended to get on the same train as us but arrived at the station to see Me and Paisley waving at Dexter and Liam as the train pulled away from the platform.
Once Hannah and Martha had arrived on the next train, we jumped on some even more packed tubes and headed for Percy and Founders, a gorgeous casual bar and restaurant in Fitzrovia.
We were welcomed straight away by the polite staff and led downstairs to the den – A private area that had been laid out especially for us. I think there were around 10 to 15 of us there in total. I knew Hannah already but had never met any of the others. That’s one thing I like about these kind of events. They really do introduce you to some lovely likeminded people and we instantly had 2 big things in common – We are all mums and
we are all sleep deprived we all write blogs.
Every seat around the table was personalised for each guest. We were to find the plate that had our initials on to start with, then when seated and were able to look closer at our place settings. The silver cutlery was beautiful and we all received an actual newspaper from the day we were born. Not a reproduction piece either – the real deal!!
Once everyone was seated and had a little chat, the food was served and oh my word.. It was delicious! There was so much to choose from – all sorts of fruit, yoghurt, granola, avocado on toast, cheese and ham muffins, sooo many pastries and some things I can’t even remember. I was thinking as Paisley was asking me for more “who knew granola could taste so amazing!?” Honestly, hands down the best granola I have EVER tasted. Like, everrrr!!
We were constantly being topped up with teas and coffees and there were fresh juices and water on the table too.
We enjoyed some fabulous conversation and I learnt a lot from some of the other bloggers. We were introduced to the brands and each received some wonderful gifts to showcase some of the products available from them.
Historic Newspapers has been trading for over 30 years and boasts the world’s largest collection of privately owned original newspapers, spanning four centuries. But they don’t just sell newspapers of the day you were born… They sell collections of papers from historic events such as the Sinking of the Titanic, various wars, sporting events. Even house history portfolios and unique greetings cards
I Just Love It:
IJustLoveIt.co.uk has over 12.5 million visits and hosts over 4,500 customisable products which can be personalised with any name and with any special message to create a one-of-a-kind gift. Product ranges include birthday, children, wedding, anniversary, for him, for her and more. I can’t wait to shop on here closer to Christmas, here are so many ideas!
As an introduction to both I Just Love It and Historic Newspapers, we were given a goody bag of wonderful personalised gifts, ideal for Mothers Day.
I absolutely LOVE this personalised silver bracelet worth £29.99. I think it would be a lovely piece for bridesmaids or to mark any special occasion.
As well as the gifts I’ve already mentioned, I received
Personalised Silver Plated Vintage Dessert Spoon – £21.99 – I Just Love It (seen above)
Personalised Statement Egg Cup – £5.99 – I Just Love It
Engraved Mum Hi Ball Glass – £9.99 – I Just Love It
Spread Love Butter Knife – £14.99 – I Just Love It (seen above)
Personalised Haynes Explains Babies Manual – £12.99 – Historic Newspapers
After such a lovely morning getting to know each other, a few of us decided to do a spot of shopping. We ended up in Primark for some coffee and lunch before dispersing and heading off home in various directions. Paisley and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We would like to say a massive thank you to the event organisers and everyone involved with the day. Even the kind people that helped us up and down stairs in the tube stations – whoever you were!
Also, it was very nice to meet you Jade, Jade, Lucie and Amy