Sunday, 29 September 2013

The icing on the cake to a fab weekend

A couple of weeks ago I got a leave pass from my family.  Woo Hoo, doesn't happen very often!   Being the only girl in our family of 5 it was a little piece of heaven I have to say.

I went to my first ever Problogger Conference.  It was held at the groovy QT Hotel Gold Coast.  I can confidently say that Darren Rowse and his team really know how to host an amazing 2 Day event.  The speakers and sessions, cocktail party, morning teas and lunches were streamlined and so honestly interesting.

By the end of the 2 Days it felt like I had been away for maybe 5 days.  Few people along with myself felt like we had to go home and just process everything - in a good way.  Ok I put my hand up there were a few cocktails had and some Ice Ice Baby at the QT Stingray Bar dancefloor.   You know what i mean...

The whole weekend was so inspiring & informative.  Feel blessed to have heard so many amazing speakers and also to have met so many fabulous attendees.

Saturday evening Robyn from shared a cab with me back to the Gold Coast airport.  As we were waiting to board I noticed Therese Kerr from also waiting to board a flight.   

Said to Robyn I would love to meet her and let her know how fantastic I think her website is.  In the next breath said I was  too shy to go up and interrupt her at an airport.  Robyn said to me 'Go on, I'm sure she would love to hear that you love her writing'.... After sometime of digging deep for courage, I did.  Sounds corny but it was a life changing 5/10 minute conversation.  Therese Kerr is gorgeous inside and out.   If you are not already following her, have a look.  She
has a beautiful Instagram @theresekerr .  What an unbelievable 2 day conference and a chance meeting with Therese Kerr at the airport on the way home was simply the icing on the cake.

A pool shot - QT Goldcoast from my balcony

Darren Rowse - Problogger

One of Therese Kerr's Instagram images, so true... but sometimes we hold back.  Doing my best to throw caution to the wind.

Therese Kerr -
[A holistic approach to health & wellness]
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Monday, 22 April 2013

Just to whiz around the local area

I often joke around but half serious that I would love one - a red or mint green vespa that is. I would just whiz around on it in the local area - not too fast. I would use it to pick up some bread and milk, visit Mum, my girlfriends and find the perfect little parking space.

While on holidays recently at the Sunshine Coast without my other half (he was working) I said to the boys lets hire one. Saw the sign on them that you could rent one, as long as you had a driver licence. I was half way there; had the drivers licence just needed to find the gutsy carefree courage. Thought it would be a good dress rehearsal if I ever got one.

Talk about kids bursting their parents bubble... My eldest son, with all his 14 years of wisdom said 'No way Mum, I forbid you'. I got told, so to speak.

He was acting like the boss I guess without my husband around. When I told my husband about it, on the way home from the airport he laughed. He said I'm glad the boys didn't let you... I've seen you drive a car with the safety of multiple air bags and that's bad enough. So funny... yes we all laughed in the car.

Being the only responsible one over the break it would have been my one chance at freedom which is exactly why I flirted with the idea (albeit briefly). Maybe next time I just won't tell them!

Friday, 5 April 2013

Don't go every week - this is why

Yesterday I went to Aldi. I don't go there every week. Mix things up between Coles, Woolies, About Life (organic/free range), corner store & Aldi.

With Aldi, I find you walk in needing a few things and walk out with a few one off purchases on top of the necessities that you think are great bargains and can't resist.

Yesterday was no exception. See below a couple of the things I bought. My coffee machine broke a little while ago so this milk frother combined with a plunger has just produced a fine cappuccino. Also, made the boys a hot chocolate - woo hoo. It's almost paid for itself.

Aldi, appreciate the bargains and look forward to flicking through a few mags and having a snooze in the pop up beach tent. All good in our hood, bring on the holidays.

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