On Saturday there was a meetup held in Reading to celebrate International Lolita Day, winter edition!
We checked out a craft fair and it turned out to be pretty naff, and anything even vaguely cute was seriously overpriced, unfortunately. We had our pictures taken by people, before carrying on with the meet.
I was also delighted to see that my gift recipient really enjoyed her present! I handmade her a felt badge with her name embroidered on it, a hair bow, and a pair of felt earrings.
After taking group photos in Forbury Gardens, we headed to a restaurant called Tampopo, which serves various Asian style cuisine. I decided to go for a Singapore noodle dish. It was super yummy! I was also given freshly squeezed orange juice-- so fresh that I think it was the best glass of orange juice I've ever had!
Things began to wind down as people had to get back home. I stayed in town with a few lolis for just a little while longer, to buy gifts for the Oxfordshire lolita meet secret Santa coming up on Sunday, and just to have a look around Primark. I ended up getting myself a couple new pairs of tights, in white and a soft beige-y pink, and also some cute black glitter ankle socks with a lace trim.
I had a really amazing day and it was so great to meet some new people, and catch up with old ones. Plus it made a nice change being somewhere close to home, and not having to faff around thinking about catching trains.
I hope the meetup on Sunday will be just as lovely and festive!