Pizza Pizza!

A couple of weekends ago I was invited to PizzaExpress for a mini blogger meet and great.  I packed Squidge up in the car, programed my TomTom and hit the road.  The meet up was in Preston and we arrived with time to spare.  I struggled to find parking but finally found something, searched for money for the meter and realized I didn’t have any change.  I asked someone if they had change for a £5, she didn’t but she gave me 50p.  Great! I thanked her and headed to meet the other bloggers thinking I had an hour on the meter.  I didn’t, I had 30 minutes and when I came out to feed the meter a £50 was waiting for me- joy!

Ok so back to the reason I went to Preston- FREE PIZZA!!! I had only ever been to PizzaExpress once before, dinner for a friend who was moving to Wales.  When I arrived Sandy of Baby Baby was already there.  We decided to wait a bit until the others arrived. Good think too as we didn’t see the waitress again for a good 30 minutes.  Once everyone arrived we caught the waitresses attention and ordered our meal.  PizzaExpress has a nice kids menu but I was surprised when the meal arrived- very kid unfriendly.  My main gripe was that the drinks were adult sized and in very trendy glass cups.  I was thinking greasy pizza and tall skinny glass of juice.  I spent a lot of time watching out to make sure she didn’t have an accident.  So now that I have my gripes out of the way I can concentrate on the good bits.  The food was YUMMY!!  I love a good thin crust pizza a PizzaExpress delivered on that front.  I didn’t try the new Leggera just because I don’t eat salad at restaurants unless its a chicken ceasar salad- I know I’m weird!! I’m usually disappointed w/ restaurant food but I am happy to report that I left very satisfied.

I had a fantastic time meeting the other bloggers.  Sally from Who’s the Mummy and her daughter Flea and Sandy from Baby Baby and her son Presley are really nice and friendly.  I also met Yummy Mammy who was excited to share her good news- ex-husband had agreed to let her daughter move to England.  So it was a bit of a celebration too.

Overall I enjoyed PizzaExpress, all they need to do is sort the kids drinks and have more staff on for lunch!  Thanks Sandy for organizing it and PizzaExpress for the fab pizza!

3 Comments

  1. October 17, 2009 /

    Oh what a shame I was too pregnant to come! Preston is fairly close to me, yes, parking is a nightmare, poor you x

    • Lindy
      October 20, 2009 /

      next time! We’re planning a BMB meet up in Manchester next month so hopefully you can make that one.

  2. October 21, 2009 /

    It was a pleasure to organise and a pleasure to meet you and Squidge. Shame about the service and the parking!!