I haven’t been to a meet up thingo in yonks and thought it would be a good warm up to the Australian Bloggers Conference that I’m going to next month. I’m also not that good at the socialising thing…. but this was fun :)
I had some great chats with Carly, the other Dani, Corinne, Victoria and Hannah. Unfortunately, I didn’t do so well with getting to the other end of the table and missing a sleuth of other bloggers including
We got free noms! I had the Lindt cookie and cream icecream – the bestest version of that flavour I have tasted (and I order that flavour A LOT)
Lindt also supplied us with tasting platters; I was glad the macaroon platter landed in front of us cause I’ve never tried macaroons (GASP!) and these were v noice, though to be honest, I still don’t understand the hype behind them (though, people say that about my beloved cupcakes). I rated the passionfruit macaroon as my favourite, closely followed by rosewater/Turkish delight.
There were lots of cameras and I really really wished I’d brought more than just my mobile…
See the guy holding the giant DSLR? That’s Tony, the manager and the guy who went above and beyond to look after our bubbly group for 4+ hours. He apologised for not wearing the bunny ears that staff wear, “I’m very busy”, he explained.
THEN WE ALL GOT FREE EARS! I was totally going to go into the shop afterwards and buy a set for myself…. saved myself $10, right there! WOO!
Turns out that the fireworks noises I hear from my place on Saturday nights is the Darling Harbour fireworks show, a regular during peak seasons. And I L.O.V.E fireworks, and I almost always cry during the big finale when you can feel the fireworks popping in your gut. No idea why (and can be v embarrassing).
So even though I’ve spent the 24 hours following the meetup itself in a sugar-induced hangover (and most of the meetup on a sugar-induced high), it was great to break out of my comfort zone and have a chatfest with fellow nerdy girlies :)
(Dani’s photo shamelessly pinched from the FB event page!)
(Don’t I look tall? Stepping on my tippy toes, ftw!)