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Fed Up & Drunk bagged Food & Drink UK Blog Award

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Our sister foodie blog fell down the rabbit hole only to return with a trophy...  

Lovers of fine food and tempting tipples would do well to pay our sister blog a little visit. Fed Up & Drunk reports on all the latest foodie goings on and is jam-packed with reviews, restaurant openings, recipes and competitions galore. Not to mention it’s been confirmed that it is the UK Food & Drink Blog of the Year as voted by industry experts at the UK Blog Awards. We’re all rosy with pride here at Food Festival Finder, so we thought we share the good news with all you foodie nomads out there.

Not only that, but our designer, Holly Bradford (who is responsible for all the glorious images we have on here) designed the winning image that would be used on the award certificates and throughout the evening.

The UK Blog Awards this year was hosted to an Alice in Wonderland theme, and Wonderland was actually the prestigious Montcalm Hotel. The grand entrance was flanked by the familiar sight of our designer’s winning ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ banners, we guests were stopped in their tracks by this gentleman.

I say, stopped, as they weren’t so much greeted with the opening line: “Not wanted here. Get out please.” The Mad Hatter, of course, would pepper the evening with backwards phrases, giggles and a whole lot of madness. The event itself was beautifully decked out with faux trees and a glowing, grinning Cheshire cat and bloggers swished about tense and eager to hear the winners.

Suffice to say that there was suitable preoccupation with the food on offer. Tiny glasses of cauliflower and truffle soup wafted their through the crowds on shining silver platters. Artichoke risotto, ballotine of spiced chicken and the most adorable sliders, smaller than the size of your palm, all went down a storm.  

The evening was full of little twists and turns and if you glimpsed the Mad Hatter going up and down the staircase backwards, it took a few seconds to realise that it wasn’t you or the wine – maybe a few glasses more and he’d start to make sense.

The awards ceremony was eagerly awaited. Both Fed Up & Drunk and Food Festival Finder Blog had been short listed and we all held our breath as the awards were announced. The vibe was electric as each winner danced, cheered or (quite literally) bounced up to the sound of their names. When it came to our category we were tense; we were on edge; we were hopeful and some of us were still scoffing the food! So it was with mild shock we headed on stage to the sound applause and cameras flashing at the news that Fed Up & Drunk had won.

We met so many great bloggers at the event, many of whom sang the praises of Food Festival Finder and we want to give a shout out to Adam from LDN Life  whose blog has been Highly Commended two years running, and who kept us entertained throughout the evening with his antics. The most beautiful ‘dress to impress’ had to go to Faya, author of Fitness on Toast and winner of Best Lifestyle Blog – though Catherine Summers’ Klimt-esque floor-length gown was mesmerising. Most confused bloggers were certainly Wedding Sparrow blog, who (rather aptly) found out they had won from a little bird – namely Twitter – and were most confused for a few hours, replying “have we won something!”. Most hipster name has to be awarded to Media Beard and we loved the blog Saddle Drunk “intoxicated with the freedom of cycling.” In fact, it was a total pleasure to be in the company of so many great writers and the ‘power of the blog’ was sung from the treetops.

The words of one blogger rang true: “We’re all winners.” Too true, too true. 

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