If you were wondering why I haven't been posting over the whole summer... well, I've been travelling a bit. First P. and I went to Lebanon for the Taste Lebanon tour, followed by a short trip to Istanbul.
Before I had chance to download and start editing photos from our trips I was invited back to Lebanon on a press trip for the Lebanese Ministry of Tourism as part of British Week (a celebration of all things British in Lebanon).
Then we decided to escape the craziness of all the Olympics so we hopped on a flight to Prague to spend time with our friends and family.
Next stop - Moscow.
I've never realised how big Russia is until I crossed the whole country by train, the Tran-Siberian, to be precise. To finish off our travelling frenzy we spent 4 days in Seoul, South Korea, before heading back home.
Now back in London, I'm finally catching up on two months worth of work, emails and blog posts all the while editing thousands of photos.
I'm also working on a few other projects. One of the projects is FBC12. The fourth edition of the leading international food blogging conference in Europe will take place September 28th-30th in Vauxhall, London. Little did I know how much this conference would give me when I first attended the innaugural Food Blogger Connect conference in London three years ago. Not only had I learnt a lot with respect to food blogging but I also met other bloggers who have become some of my best friends.
Every year the conference brings new information, speakers, bloggers, friends and experiences. This year will be different again with the event promising to be bigger and better, with three days jam packed with high-profile speakers - Ellen Silverman, Dianne Jacob, Felicity Cloak to name a few- leading inspiring talks and workshops, London's best food traders dishing up all kinds of delicious grub, lots of fun and laughter and as always incredible networking opportunities!
It's also going to be different for me on a personal level, aside from being one of the organisers, this year I have the honour of speaking at the event with two whole sessions; one covering the basics of food photography and the second on editing photos in Lightroom. As you can imagine, I'm very excited and nervous at the same time.
As I write this, there are only 9 full weekend passes left, so if you wanna meet Beaconsfield mascot (a nameless cat) and see what will happen behind door 22, you should better hurry and book your ticket!
The conference will take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday 28th - 30th September in London. You can register here.
Oh, and as I'm now going to be Ellen Silverman's right hand woman throughout the photography workshop, I've decided to forfeit my seat to allow the opportunity for one more very lucky person to purchase their seat as the workshop is totally sold out. If you've already registered for FBC and didn't manage to book your seat for the photography workshop in time then now's your golden chance. Otherwise go ahead and register for the weekend and then the photography workshop. I assure you it's not a weekend you want to miss. Did I mention there will be plenty of booze? I got a sneak peak of the goodie bags and that is enough reason to attend the conference alone.
If you are going to be there, please say hi! I hope to see you next week in London!