Dress Boohoo at ASOS | Boots TK Maxx | Watch Larsson & Jennings | Photo by Foxxtails

I am one hundred million percent, over the moon to tell you all that little old me won the “Best Use of Photography” award at the #BloggersBlogAwards, hosted by Hayley of Tea Party Beauty at the Blueberry Hill Studios on Saturday. I’d have written this post sooner but I’ve just been so overwhelmed by the kind messages, tweets and comments that have come in their droves over the last 72 hours.

This post is a big, humongous thank you to everyone and anyone who voted for me in any of the rounds of voting. It is possibly the most humbling thing to know that some part of what I put on the internet makes you smile or happy when you see it. Especially when I do doubt myself far more than necessary.

When Hayley announced my name as the winner of the category I was in utter, sheer shock. And for the first time in a long time tears came rather than actual words. I mustered a few meek “thank you’s” when I collected the award. I was just incredibly confused that I had won.

The support from everyone at the event was so lovely. I met so many amazingly kind people who took the time out to come up to me and say “well done” – because my little legs struggled to walk round the room myself. So, thank you for making things a little bit easier for me.

I’d also like to say a massive thank you to Hayley again, who gives it her all when it comes to organising this amazing event. So much time and hard work goes in to creating this for our community and she deserves so much praise for doing so.  No amount of words can accumulate to just how thankful we are for her putting it all together.

In the interest of celebrating myself as an “award winning blogger” (can I please get a massive LOL at that?!) I wanted to share some of my favourite posts over the last year where I’ve loved the photography that comes with the post…


The Other Side of Ibiza

24 Hours in Oxford

Taking it slow in the Lake District

The Firelake Restaurant Review

Issho Brunch Review

Ain’t No Party like a Northern Bloc Party

There’s also some wonderful photographers that I worked with over the last year or so which have also helped me get my personal style posts to where I want them to be, and I have to also say a massive thank you to both my wonderful Husband who over the years has slowly understood the need for him to be more “Instagram” (I joke, of course!) and my sister who often helps with shoots, so here are some others who have helped along the way.

What Being a Feminist Means to me as a Married Woman – Photography by Alex Ivory

Embrace your Inner Child – Photography by Matt McCormick

From Day to Night with Monks Cross – Photos by my sister

and finally, my amazing husband is always there and understands how much my blog means to me…


The Art of Slow Living – by my husband

There are so many people that are patient with me when it comes to my blog and I’m 100% excited to see where the next year takes me, I do hope you’ll be along for the ride! Thank you for all your support since I started blogging back in 2010.

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17 comments so far.
  • HOOOORAYYYYYY! I’m so chuffed you won, definitely made my day! Just sad I didn’t attend this year as i’d have loved to meet you in person! Alice xxx


  • Laura Emilia

    Wooooo – congratulations! Definitely so well deserved – your photography is beautiful! xx

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

  • Congratulations Bee! So well deserved!

    Georgia – http://www.georgiaanne.co.uk

  • Congratulations on your win! It’s very well deserved 🙂 xxx

  • Amy Eade

    I know I’ve already said it but congratulations lovely, so so well deserved and it was so lovely to meet you finally!
    Amy xxx

  • Congratulationsssssss (know I’ve said it quite a few times now but still – you deserve it so so much!). It was wonderful to meet your lovely self. You looked gorge too! xxx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

  • NatalieLeanne

    Your award was so so well deserved Bee! And I can’t wait for your post on how you edit your Instagram because I’m drooling over it at the mo! xx


  • Girl you should be so so proud! Definitely deserved

    Abi | abistreetx

  • Big congrats lovely! Xxx

  • Your award is so well deserved! I am always in awe of your photographs and how they all have such a warming and cosy feel to them. Wish I could have been there to congratulate you in person! xox

    maria (whatismaria.com)

  • Congratulations, Bee! And you got 10k too! Proud of you! x

  • BIG YAY TO YOU BEE! This is a proper cute roundup too, and good on your support network for getting involved in getting you some seamless photography style!
    Big love – well done again!
    Holly xxx /// mrshollycrocker.com

  • Yay, congratulations! You so deserved it. It was a no brainer in my eyes as to who to vote for, and I’m so glad others thought so to! Your photography is amazing, and I always enjoy seeing it on the blog, on Instagram etc. x http://www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

  • Congratulations well deserved xoxo

  • I can’t congratulate you enough lovely. I’m so so so happy for you! But sad I wasn’t there to hug you!
    You totally deserved to win and if I’m being honest, maybe in another category too, but lets not be greedy eh.lol Please see this for what it is, that your utterly fantastic and your humbleness is cute, but YOU WON! YOU ARE GOOD ENOUGH! Now go forth and be even more amazing!


  • Awww, congratulations! Your blog photos are as always incredible.

    T x

  • I’m so very proud of you Bee. I’m not shocked or surprised at all that you won. You’ve put so much effort and hard work into your blog and Insta feed and it really shows!! Congratulations xx

    Golly Miss Holly



I'm Bee. 27 year old who is finally starting to understand herself. A Scorpio that's too nice to use that sting in her tail, regularly found searching for holidays or online shopping. Happiest when being fed, travelling & spending time with Mr C.






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