It’s a wrap! #EdCMBE

Posted on July 18, 2010


Well folks, what can I say, what a hoot!!!

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Edinburgh Coffee Morning Beer Evening, the food & drink sponsors Stewarts Brewing, Illegal Jacks & Vino Wines, the cash sponsors Eden Scott and Attacat, all the incredibly generous raffle prize donors, the cake bakers and each and every single person who attended the event and helped with retweets along the way and basically allowed us to get the event off the ground!

The buzz of folk from Scotland’s Social Media and Digital scene enjoying themselves was fantastic and it was great to see a number of people who hadn’t seen each other for a very long time reconnecting. I think Stills as a venue really came into it’s own on Thursday night and from the enquiries since, I don’t think it’ll be the last!

The bake-off was a resounding success & boy did they look good! Juliet’s Club Tropicana cakes taking the prize of the evening!

The raffle raised over £600 for The Ambeciles / Edinburgh Sick Kids which was a brilliant effort. (And Baxter was so delighted with his Attacat mug that he didn’t let it out of his sight all night!)

We also tried, perhaps a little belatedly, to unlock the foursquare ‘swarm’ badge but were sadly somewhat short of the 50 log-ins required, lesson to self for the next one, prepare folks in advance!

I understand the Chilli was a spicy ‘belter’ although I seemed to spend the whole night chatting and  never actually got to try and of the food or cakes, possibly contributing to a somewhat sore head on Friday!

The ‘after show party’ went on until the wee hours (as my head the next day could attest to!) and I feel finished the proceedings off with much aplomb!

It really was a superb evening and despite the head I was still buzzing from it myself on Friday! It was also great to meet so many folk in person who I had only ever previously met online!

Just leaves one question, when shall we do it again??

Andy from Queens Hall took some fantastic photos of the evening

& a few of mine can be found below and here

I’d love to hear your comments on the event as well………….

2 of The Ambeciles

Some of the Bake-off entries

We did it!