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.
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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