It was a busy week last week culminating in a whirlwind weekend down in Wellington presenting BlogCamp.
I am now exhausted.com
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!