Being a blogger in Hampshire has some unique challenges. We're close enough to London that it's very possible to attend blogging events that usually take place there, although the train fare does add up, but there are very few events going on locally. Lana at Fashion Fake decided to solve this problem by hosting her own event in Winchester for us Hampshire bloggers.
Since we were just out of January, Lana decided to take inspiration from the traditional wassailing ceremony- an event where apple farmers in the south west would sing and drink to the health of their trees, encouraging a healthy crop of apples to make cider. In light of this, two local independent cider companies were invited- Tutts Clump and Fosseway- with speakers who taught us all we need to know about the production of cider today. As I was driving, I wasn't able to sample the drinks myself but did have a good sniff!