The Christmas Meet Up
On Saturday, 30 November 2019, I attended the Suffolk UK Planner Meet up.
What sort of planner girl am I?
I felt like a fraud going because I am the worst planner girl. I aspire to be organised and I love stationery, so the planner girl world really appeals to me but I am so disorganised that I can’t plan. Ironic – I know!
But, I went to the first Planner Meet (April 2019) for Suffolk UKPA. We had afternoon tea and I hoped to get some tips from experienced planner girls to help me get started. The women I met were so lovely that when the invitation for the next meet came up I thought… Why not?
What happened at the meet?
I confessed that I am failing as a planner girl but the ladies didn’t shun me. They welcomed me and we chatted about life, drank tea and enjoyed the nibbles provided.
The hosts, Ellen and Laura had prepared a craft activity for fun. Laura (Instagram: @the_do_it_all_mum_uk) had bought wooden discs, some twine and Christmas napkins from Poundland. This was an incredibly simple activity with impressive results. I love my new Christmas Decoration and can say “I made it!”
Ellen (Instagram: @ellenbeemakes) brought her Etsy store to us. It was great to have a browse through her stock and be able to ask her questions. Ellen has a great YouTube channel to support creatives with using her products or other crafts. She is a crafty mastermind.
Ellen and Laura also put together a goodie bag for attendees. The video below shows what was inside and will help you discover her YouTube channel.
If that wasn’t awesome enough, the event also included a swap table. People brought with them stickers and other stationery that they didn’t need to give away for others to use. I helped myself to a pad of paper for Noah, some stickers and washi tape.
Here are a few pictures of what I came home with.
Some of the women brought their planners and generously shared how they use them. I fell in with a planner by Becca (Instagram @simplyhobonichi). Her planner looked like something out of a magazine. It had a beautiful personal feeling like a scrapbook. This is the sort of planner I aspire to create. She kindly told me about her favourite pens and let me take pictures to send to my husband to form part of my Christmas wishlist.
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I’m so happy that I attended. It was a lovely break from my kids (and if you’ve read my NaNo diary you will know why that was needed). Being with these women made me feel rejuvenated. I would definitively be interested in going again.
If you want to find out more about meets, join their Facebook group, Suffolk UKPA.
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