#FBC5 Liveblog

It's finally here! After months of anticipation, #FBC5 is upon us and we couldn't be more excited. The social media team at #FBC5 will be keeping you updated along the way, with sneak peeks, conference information, and, of course, plenty of things to eat!

05/07/13 Reverse order Timestamp format


  1. Good morning! #FBC5 is finally here and boy have we got a lot going on these next three days!

    We'll be kicking off the event at 12pm but some early birds are up already for the Penny de los Santos workshop!

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  2. Goooodmorning! Waking up in B&B and about to head out for the first day of #FBC5 Excited about Penny de los Santos workshop!
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  3. There's so much going on this weekend, you'd be forgiven for forgetting something! Check out the full programme of events here.

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  4. Phew! What a crazy first day at #FBC5 - brilliant talks from all our speakers, sunshine, and a lot of good food! We can't wait to do it all again today.


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  5. Tipsy tweet but completely heartfelt: truly fab time at #FBC5 today. Met great folk, reconnected, ate fab food, got tipsy. Who needs more x
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  6. Beautiful day for eating outside yesterday and looks set to be even hotter today - don't forget your sunscreen!

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  7. We've got lots (and lots!) of yoghurts courtesy of Chobani for #FBC5, perfect for something cooling after all that sunshine.

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  8. Kind words from Madeleine - and we're thrilled to meet such a talented bunch.

    #fbc5 was the best place to be in London today and tomorrow and Sunday! Great to meet so many inspiring food bloggers.
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  9. One of life's unavoidable facts: if you put food in front of food bloggers, we're guaranteed to take several photos before we eat...

    Mauritian food from @yumchooeats at #FBC5 StrEAT Party.

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  10. A big theme coming out of #FBC5 is that it takes commitment
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  11. Today brings an extra special exciting event - FBC founder Bethany Kehdy is launching her debut cookbook, The Jewelled Kitchen, at the conference this evening. Bethany and her siblings have been cooking up a storm to showcase the best of Lebanese, Moroccan and Persian cuisine. Click here for more info and keep an eye out for sneak peeks throughout the day...

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  12. Andree-Ann from 'la voie a la bouche' has been quick off the mark and has already written about her first day at #FBC5! Check it out here.

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  13. We've already seen some beautiful shots from yesterday's Penny de los Santos photography workshop, and she's back this morning at 9am, talking about capturing culture via cuisine.

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  15. In addition to The Jewelled Kitchen book launch today, we've got talks from Penny de los Santos and Emily Jonzen, sessions on recipe writing, self publishing, and monetising your blog, and much, much more! Find the full programme here.

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  16. So what did you do on Friday at #fbc5? We met a lot of lovely folks and finally put faces to names @bloggerconnect pic.twitter.com/3SQTavP5Ks
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  18. Perfect snack for hungry bloggers!

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  19. Great food styling tips @bloggerconnect #FBC5 can't wait to put into practice!!
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  20. Between now and lunchtime we've got talks on the Cooklet app, the future of online cooking, self publishing and recipe writing. Plenty to get your teeth into!

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  21. Like this idea: adding a button to the bottom of a post to say you cooked a recipe - demo from @CookletApp at  http://cookd.it/  #FBC5
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  22. Get excited! These goodie bags are chocca with brilliant foodie treats.

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  24. Well, this is excellent news - excited to eat some more Moose Butter

    @Made_with_pink #FBC5 Thank you!! There's plenty more so come by later!
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  25. Got some great tips from Emily Jonzen's food styling talk this morning, as well as a hankering for something to eat! Good job StrEAT party starts at 12!

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  26. How to create and sell your own cook book through print on demand with @blurbbooks #FBC5
  27. Great to hear from user of @blurbbooks who has produced beautiful Ebooks about curry #FBC5
  28. Writing memorable recipes that work @alisonbolus very good practical advice #FBC5
  29. Time for lunch in the sun at #fbc5!

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  32. Someone clearly brought their weather with them - no umbrellas needed for once in London!

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  33. Oh, yes! I am really impressed by the quality of the talks at #FBC5! RT @BrianCoffeeSpot: Was it any good?
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  34. Hot topic. Free-from recipe writing with @puretastepopup and Gluten free 4 kids #FBC5
  35. Hey, there are still free t - shirts waiting for you!! Come by and take one! :) @bloggerconnect #FBC5
  36. #FBC5 thank you for having me and @lidgates hope to do it again next year 👍
  37. Big loaves of bread don't work in #glutenfree bread baking. Smaller is better. #sizematters #FBC5 #gentlementweet ;)
  38. If you haven't met @fath_eight yet you are in for a treat. Life coach, nutritionalist and food blogger #FBC5
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  40. Sounds like our kind of pastry!

    Apparently vodka is fail safe replacement for water when making pastry. Must try that #FBC5.
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  41. Bethany Thorn tells a fab story about publishing 3 books @schooldinners #FBC5
  42. We love this can-do attitude!

    "If you have an idea, run with it. What's the worst that can happen?" #FBC5  http://instagram.com/p/bbUE8UBdpH/ 
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  43. Guilia takes the stage @julskiitchem with her beautiful Tuscan book #FBC5
  44. Time to get prepped for the cookbook launch of @bethanykd - yoghurt sponsored by us of course! #FBC5 pic.twitter.com/QXY9DmlOT4
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  45. So proud of one of my first "blog friends" @JulsKitchen -wonderful to hear about her book I love Toscana at #FBC5  http://amzn.to/14xFrgb 
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  47. Great feedback from our bloggers' cookbook talk - what a talented community!

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  48. Such lovely bloggers who successfully published their books. So inspiring #FBC5
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  49. Loved the mimi presentation about an egg cook book by @hedgecbers #FBC5
  50. Good advice RT @cultcontent: Careful guys: if you're being paid to publish content DO MAKE SURE to use 'no follow' links. #fbc5
  51. Video content seem to be the next big thing & the #bloggers at #fbc5 @bloggerconnect are proving it! Where do you stand with your own blog?
  52. 'Blogging is a visual art too. We all start eating with our eyes' - So true @MsMarmitelover @bloggerconnect #fbc5
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  53. There's a good chance you'll see this guy weaving between the sofas in the registration (currently nap!) room!

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  54. Plenty more to come guys!

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  55. A common side effect of coming to FBC!

    @bloggerconnect itchy to blog -surrounded by fab ambitious bloggers who could make a diff to ppl's & the planets #health #sustainable #FBC5
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  56. Sorry a break in tweets. 1. 3G playing up. 2. Captivated by @MsMarmitelover presentation #FBC5
  57. Very useful practical advice about setting up a street food business @tomamexicano #FBC5
  58. Very informative session on blog monetization by @SousChefTweet Nick Carter. Lots of great insight. #fbc5
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  59. One of the sources of inspiration to start my blog was @MsMarmitelover Her talk at #FBC5 inspires me to continue, be true & go for it
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  60. Hope all #FBC5 ers are having a good day. Sensory overload! Still more great content to come and a Lebanese feast
  61. Street food is a lot like blogging in the end, it's about the experience you offer & the quality of the products #FBC5 @bloggerconnect
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  62. Useful, thanks Louise!

    People at #fbc5 considering a pop-up might like to know about We Are Popup, who connect businesses with sites to rent  http://www.wearepopup.com/ 
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  63. Hope you've all left room for the feast cooked by @Bethanykd & her family for Jewelled Kitchen cook book launch #FBC5
  64. Great snapshot of this afternoon's food!

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  65. Cheeky!

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  66. Fantastic talk by @TomaMexicano on setting up a street food business. #inspired #FBC5
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  67. The first supper club hostess in Wales. On a mountain! @moelfabanssc #FBC5
  68. Another fascinating back story about how a blog and food passion changed someone's life @moelfabanssc #FBC5
  69. 1000 feet above sea level and half way up a mountain. Great location for @moelfabanssc supper club #FBC5
  70. And we're off! Long queues for food from The Jewelled Kitchen but absolutely worth the wait.

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  73. Wonderful gathering of talented food bloggers enjoying a Lebanese feast on a balmy summer's evening in London #FBC5
  74. @bloggerconnect #FBC5 thanks for a great peppery afternoon. Overwhelmed with support for our little venture. Long is the new black !
  75. Yes. MT @food_writer: Just spent 1/2 hour telling my OH all about #fbc5. Important to take time out + rethink what you do from time to time
  76. Wowzer! Thank you @bloggerconnect for the ridiculously heavy goody bag - I can't wait to get stuck in! #FBC5 pic.twitter.com/CVAnrpPzfc
  77. Concur!!! “@MissFoodwise: Lovely hearing @JulsKitchen and @sarahfioroni talk about their brilliant Tuscan and Italian cookery books. #FBC5
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  79. Phew, what a day! The last two days have flown by, but we're packing plenty more into tomorrow - check out what's on here.

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  80. Love this photo of David and Penny from yesterday's Jewelled Kitchen launch party!

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  81. So engrossed in my beautiful new cookbook, almost missed my tube stop last night... #FBC5  http://instagram.com/p/bdDvPpJlwi/ 
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  82. We know that feeling - up bright and early for our final day together!

    If I wasn't on my way to #FBC5 I'd call this crazy o'clock for a Sunday morning.
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  83. Another lovely day in London. Can't wait to see you all again at #FBC5 action packed final day
  84. Are you?!! We are :) RT @BangerMashChat: All ready for another stimulating day at #FBC5 and of course more fabulous food!
  85. All about how Dana found her golden idea and set up @Arganic_UK & how you can launch your own food product line #FBC5
  86. Theme of community happening in reality RT @manjirichitnis: @bakingelements @alifeunhurried @Dotshots1 such fun to find foodie friends #FBC5
  87. Good morning from last day of #fbc5 Starting the day with a lil @chobani_UK blood orange on the bottom!  http://instagram.com/p/bdQoNHqZFf/ 
  88. Some good life lessons & time management from @Arganic_UK in this presentation #FBC5
  89. Everyone wants to spend their life making money from their passions; sometimes you need to compromise or make sacrifices to get there #FBC5
  90. RT @NoisetteBakes: @MyPolishKitchen Beautiful food, generously shared - this is true Polish heritage. The Bigos was perfection! :) #FBC5
  91. Hear hear 'People in the food industry are nice - I make a point of not working with anyone who is not nice' @Arganic_UK #FBC5
  92. Get in the habit of doing something that scares you, regularly. Don't make excuses. @Arganic_UK #FBC5
  93. Last day of #FBC5 :( shame... So many great ppl here! let's enjoy this sunny day as much as possible!
  94. All the presentations from #FBC5 will be online - so don't get writer's cramp. Relax and enjoy them. Loved that one from @Arganic_UK
  95. Do atleast one thing everyday that SCARES you! Dana on starting a food business @Arganic_UK @bloggerconnect #FBC5
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  96. Excellent talk from Dana at Arganic, incredibly inspiring!

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  98. Love @Arganic_UK Dana's energy and passion! Top tip - be nice - think karma :-) #FBC5
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  99. Feeling that this is going to be another inspiring talk - Reaching for the stars - @katebradshaw1 @KORasoi #FBC5
  100. Amazing weekend @bloggerconnect pages of notes, new foodie friends, fab food, bumper goody bag and oodles of inspiration #FBC5
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  101. That cheese from La Fromagerie was amazing!

    [new post] Food Blogger Connect Event #FBC5  http://bit.ly/1aMOnDr  ft. @bloggerconnect, fab speakers, fab food stalls pic.twitter.com/I7H4BsJDvu
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  102. We're definitely guilty of causing those stats....

    60% of traffic on @FoodNetwork_UK is for sweet baking recipes #FBC5
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  103. Listening to @katebradshaw1 and @korasoi talking about reaching for the stars on @FoodNetwork_UK #FBC5
  104. Don't forget to follow the #FBC5 hashtag for the latest at Food Blogger Connect - the last day of our 5th anniversary
  105. Wow! Food Network are looking for bloggers to take part in a Food Network blog.

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  106. Please use the #FBC5 hashtag on your tweets and instagrams - we'd love to share
  107. Enjoying the @FoodNetwork_UK talk at #FBC5 working for them would be my dream job!
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  108. Food writing with a pinch of wit - delivered in a beautiful Irish accent by @dailyspud #FBC5
  109. Liked the look of The Jewelled Kitchen Cookbook? A new recipe every day for the next 2 weeks on different blogs  http://ow.ly/mIUOT  #FBC5
  110. Interesting article!

    RT @food_writer: What makes food bloggers tick? Not necessarily what you'd think.  http://bit.ly/16X92A9  #FBC5
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  111. Wish we had some of this right now!

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  112. Want to write & blog with wit, find inspiration at the source. Read funny/witty people:@DailySpud is definitely a must #fbc5 @bloggerconnect
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  113. Little fish in a big sea. Significance of considering your blog as a brand @essencedesignUK #FBC5
  114. Trying to find new friends on Twitter? Check out this Twitter list of attendees.

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  115. This session about blog branding is so relevant - how many of us have recognised fellow bloggers' through logo & business cards at #fbc5?
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  116. It was a launch party and a half! Can't thank you enough for buying the book and for kind words! Xxx #fbc5
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  117. We'd love to share any blog posts about #FBC5 - please let us know if you write about your experience
  118. Get a move on 11.25am for the @Chobani_UK brunch #CHObrunch The food smells really good #FBC5
  119. Ready for the #CHObrunch ? RT @katebradshaw1: @korasoi thanks for inviting us #FBC5! Great bunch of people. #fbc5
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  121. Just overheard at #FBC5 "Everyone wants to hear @MissFoodwise " On next :)
  122. Move over cookbooks. The Jewelled Kitchen is joining the shelf. #fbc5 @Bethanykd
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  123. And talking of branding… @MissFoodwise is a walking example of her brand which permeates everything she does #FBC5
  124. Really helpful talk from Regine on brands - very good at demystifying it all  http://ukbrandstrategy.com/  #fbc5
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  126. #FBC5 attendees don't forget to pick up your @overheardatmoo cards at the registration desk
  127. Huge range of brunch dishes being made with Chobani.

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  128. It's the much anticipated @chobani brunch this morning. Not to miss. #fbc5  http://instagram.com/p/bdfkecjxpO/ 
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  129. While we're setting up the Chobani brunch, upstairs Regula is giving a great talk on blog branding

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  130. "Bloggers: you are your brand" @MissFoodwise is walking testament to this! @bloggerconnect #FBC5
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  132. Suggests asking a creative friend for logo help - like I did with @maddenfc #fbc5
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  134. We get to eat and listen next. The importance of social media by @emilyschildt at the #CHObrunch @chobani_UK #FBC5
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  136. It's all about community at #fbc5 @Chobani_UK means Shepard in Turkish symbolic for someone who gives without expecting anything in return!
  137. @Chobani_UK @Chobani what a #delicious spread! Thanks for brunch @ #FBC5 sad this day is half over-its been an amazing w/e @bloggerconnect
  138. Chobani brunch was a success! Lots of happy faces and full tummies.

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  139. Enjoying brunch and speech by our new friends @Chobani_UK :) such a nice atmosphere... We will miss this place and all of attendees #FBC5
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  140. @Chobani_UK @Chobani what a #delicious spread! Thanks for brunch @ #FBC5 sad this day is half over-its been an amazing w/e @bloggerconnect
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  142. "Find your voice" is a vital tip for all writers and bloggers. @Chobani_UK #FBC5
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  143. Everyone eager for the scrambled egg recipe. Made with @Chobani_UK at the CHObrunch #fbc5
  144. Talking about blogger expectations. Good niche can be equal to good reach @coolhunterin @NinaMohimi #FBC5
  145. This is what content looks like. Aftermath of feeding #fbc5 bloggers with #chobrunch @chobani_uk http://instagram.com/p/bdp_6DwuW6/ 
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  146. How to maximise your social presence in 1 hour a day @nixdminx #fbc5
  147. The Coolinary Society ladies have the right idea!

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  148. Wordpress Seo for food content delivered in a lovely Italian accent @eatwholegrain #FBC5
  149. The little bag of white powder in #fbc5 goodie bag is kishk :) it comes with recipe insert. Let me know what you think when you make it.
  150. SEO fundamentals from Tom Greenwood of @eatwholegrain #FBC5 Quality content first, keywords second
  151. Looks super easy to make a food app with @appetico. As easy as blogging #FBC5
  152. Restaurant Story is in a converted toilet block. Takes you back to childhood with 3 bears porridge #FBC5 @visitbritain
  153. Rounding off #FBC5 with a glorious afternoon in the sunshine.

    Slightly sad that this wkd with @bloggerconnect is coming to an end but it was so inspiring to meet you all! #fbc5 pic.twitter.com/doe7n8dV6d
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  154. All gone already!

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  156. Thanks to all the wonderful bloggers, speakers and food traders who made #FBC5 so brilliant. And hooray for sunshine :)
  157. For those at #fbc5 who missed it earlier what makes food bloggers tick - in my view at least  http://bit.ly/16X92A9 
  158. @Bethanykd @SarkaBabicka so good to finally attend #FBC5 Hope to catch up in Dubai next!
  159. Already having @Chobani_UK withdrawals now #FBC5 has come to an end :[
  160. Very tired but happy after #FBC5 - it was an honour to speak beside @davidlebovitz and @eatlikeagirl and lovely to meet so many new people.
  161. Already missing my #FBC5 blogger buddies already! Safe home all of you and here's to #FBC6 :-)
  162. Good to hear RT @thirstyscotsman: Just home from @bloggerconnect. Learned a lot about what direction I know I must take #fbc5
  163. How is everyone today? Appreciate ALL feedback about #FBC5 - the good and the 'could be improved' via the feedback form
  164. After Sunday's @Chobani_UK brunch, eating breakfast at my desk just doesn't feel right. Can I have more #FBC5 please? pic.twitter.com/QfyXHmHddn
  165. @pennydelosantos thanks for your inspiration at #FBC5 . I vote you 'best talk' at #FBC5 I hope you found your high tea, m'lady.
  166. Lots of new bloggers inspired, come next year RT @TISJOU: #FBC5 seems I missed a treat! But I'm taking my first steps on the blog path...
  167. So so many thanks to @Bethanykd for founding @bloggerconnect. Wonderful weekend.
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  168. And another reminder: if you trying to hunt down new friends, there's a Twitter list of attendees here. Tweet @bloggerconnect if you're not on the list but would like to be!

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  169. Thanks to all the wonderful bloggers, speakers and food traders who made #FBC5 so brilliant. And hooray for sunshine :)
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  170. Missing new friends from #FBC5 but surrounded by goodie bag yummies so that is some consolation. Can't wait to try out #thejewelledkitchen.
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