Bloggers are alright

It was a busy week last week culminating in a whirlwind weekend down in Wellington presenting BlogCamp.


You cannot beat Wellington on a beautiful calm day!

I am now

So instead of wittering on, as I typically do when I’m overtired, I thought I’d let you into a few things I’ve learnt over the week.

1/ Timing is everything – If the car’s warrant of fitness is overdue by about 3 weeks, it is most likely that it will be pointed out just as my Englishman burns off at the lights after a grumpy morning drive to deliver me to the airport at 0515. The policeman will issue a ticket for $200 and wish my Englishman a good day. Well, it hadn’t started so well, had it?

2/ Plane schedules are flexi – If you were to arrive so late that the flight had actually closed and you had to put your pitiful face on and plead with the nearest Air New Zealand ground staff and then had to take off your shoes and run to the gate with ultrabook in one hand, suitcase in the other and bag, hair and boobs flying through the Wellington airport to the gate and smile sweetly at the security guy who waves you through and then at the aircraft attendant who waves you on board and finally manage to get buckled in for take-off, despite having an asthma attack so bad you can’t actually speak…….. the plane is likely to sit on the tarmac for another 15 minutes. Begging the question; ‘Why did you panic and almost stop breathing?’

3 / Personal Chefs – Not all the men who are celebrated chefs flounce around naked in the kitchen (Jaime Oliver) some are actually nice Kiwi blokes with amazing cooking skills who make NZ Ecochick very happy.  Better flatbreads I’ve not seen. Kudos Mr Ecochick, cooking doesn’t come better than that!

4/ My Food Bag isn’t one full bag – is actually three bags, crammed full of green delicious things and fish and shellfish and meat. Though I won my voucher for this week’s My Food Bag experiment I’m thinking it might be a great idea for those weeks when I’m away on business and the family send me sad little messages that say – ‘we have nothing to eat.’  Because there’s nothing in the pantry or fridge that says ‘I am your dinner’.

5/ Bloggers are alright – I met with Anna and Michelle from Kiwi Mummy Blogs on Friday and with Blog Campers – Annaliese A Fresh Approach, Pip – Wellington Chic, Rochelle Kiwi Families, Thalia Sacraparental, Sarah Little Fig and of course my hostess for the weekend Madeleine NZ Ecochick – and I have made some astounding conclusions about bloggers. I’ve decided that unlike the general population where the nice person ratio sits at about 50%, the nice person ratio runs extremely high in the blogger population. I reckon at about 90%!

Went to Wellington on Friday and came home Sunday with 9 new friends. Brilliant!

Do you agree that bloggers are great people?

Is it because bloggers are typically generous people, given they give so much of themselves to actually put their lives out there?

NB/ Oh, and one other thing…. Wellington is AMAZING on a still clear early summer’s day!


'Bloggers are alright' has 10 comments

  1. November 18, 2013 @ 7:16 pm Madeleine @ NZ Ecochick

    Ha ha you’re so funny. Thank you for an amazing weekend I so love having you here. Flat bread recipe will come I promise. Also you’re wrong bloggers are freaking awesome people!!! Mx


    • November 18, 2013 @ 9:32 pm vegemitevix

      Loved spending the weekend with you! Was just what the doctor ordered for me. ;-p Vx


  2. November 18, 2013 @ 7:50 pm Sarah Teng.

    Agreed! This was the first time I’d hung out with other bloggers and it’s really neat to share part of yourself that others just don’t get. Thanks Vicky for all you gave and thanks Madeleine for being such a wonderful host!


    • November 18, 2013 @ 9:01 pm vegemitevix

      That’s what people said at the other BlogCamps – it was wonderful to meet other people who are just as crazy as they are! 🙂


  3. November 19, 2013 @ 10:19 am not a wild hera

    Thanks, VV! Thanks M for the feasting, and all you BlogCampers for the good conversation 🙂 Thalia


    • November 20, 2013 @ 9:24 am vegemitevix

      Thanks so much for being a part of Nov Wellington BlogCamp.


  4. November 19, 2013 @ 10:05 pm Wellington Chic

    So glad you had a fabulous time in Wellington Vegemitevix! Your welcome back anytime 🙂
    It was a fantastic weekend and I learnt so much (and then some) from #BlogCampWlgn .
    Agreed with NZEcochick, bloggers are ‘freaking awesome people’ and I’m so glad I got to meet each and every one of you!
    Flat Bread sounds yummy too.


    • November 20, 2013 @ 9:24 am vegemitevix

      Was great fun hey. Thanks so much for coming and thrilled you got so much out of it. Vx


  5. November 20, 2013 @ 2:34 pm Rochelle Gribble

    Thanks heaps for the input, VV and loved hearing everyone’s thoughts about their bogs! Such a great opportunity to think about the web business! Brilliant to meet you all!


    • November 25, 2013 @ 10:03 am vegemitevix

      Glad you were able to join us Rochelle and thank you for coming along.


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