Hi Everyone 

So you may have heard me raving about the fantastic bloggers event I attended on Sunday. I am lucky enough to part of Into the west bloggers network. Or #ITWBN as its known in digital circles. So basically We are a group of bloggers who come together to network and to support each other. We also tend to have lots of fun whenever We meet up. 


With Elisha from Tomorrows Heirlooms

So on this occasion We decended upon the beautiful Glenlo Abbey just outside Galway. I had never been to Glenlo before it’s a very beautiful place. The perfect location for afternoon tea. I will definitely return to Glenlo again. I just loved the Vintage decor. I felt like I was in Downton Abbey. We were absolutely Spoilt with the delicious afternoon tea. It was amazing.


 Very hard to resist such mouthwatering treats. The diet had to be abandoned. There was also Solaris tea available which I admit I didn’t even try. Shame on me because I tried the samples we were given since and loved it. That will teach me to be more open minded.

With Jade dropsomesparkle

I ran into Foxford Blogger Jade o Hara who writes Dropsomesparkle. Jade used to work in my salon a few years ago it was great to catch up.  I  met Orla Sheridan stylist, although I feel like I know her from Facebook. I also got to meet Elaine Onechickinthehouse who drove all the way from Kerry for the event.

With Elaine & Orla

I was delighted to see Bríd from the blog “fit with Bríd ” there too. I have been following Bríd on snapchat and it was great to meet her in person. Bríd runs fitness classes and online courses in Portlaois. I also met two lovely girls from Roscommon who write Siren and Soul.


Fit with Brid

So the main speaker at the event was the fabulous Erika Fox who writes the Blog Retro Flame. Erika is a Kerry Girl who has become very successful in the blogging world. Erika currently works in New York and had loads of tips and advice for us Bloggers. Her story was inspiring I really enjoyed listening to her speak. 

Erika Fox Retro Flame

So We had a wonderful afternoon and loads of Blogger chat. I came away from the event full of ideas and inspiration. I also got loads of compliments on my own blog. I was delighted with this as Mrsdillonsdiary is only up and running since July.

my new obsession


I’m going to do a separate post on the contents of the goodybags. As there was so much inside. Thanks to Sinead and saibh for another brilliant event.  It was a fabulous day I really enjoyed it. Looking forward to the next one already.


Thanks for reading and don’t forget to share.

Love Maria 

Maria Dillon
Written by Maria Dillon