28 July, 2011
Well I spent about an hour and a half packing for Melbourne last night. Trying all my outfits to make sure I was happy with them. Nothing worse than having no alternatives and hating what you have to wear! Especially when you’re there to represent yourself and your blog in an environment of your peers. So it was part catwalk fashion show and part organised chaos. I was trying to pack smart, making the most of the room I had but also packing things flat enough to hopefully not crush them. I think if anyone opened up my suitcase, they’d think I was OCD. I’m only a little bit.
I was planning on packing as light as possible given that it will be cold and I would have to pack bulky items like big warm jackets. I also plant to do A LOT of shopping while I’m down there so I’ll need room to bring everything back. I’m also very much hoping to get lucky and score some giveaways from the Hello Blogger Events Pre Drinks or at Blogopolis. If I’m REALLY lucky, I might just win something at both! Fingers crossed. Where was I? Oh yes, packing light. I tried. I really did. I don’t think I did too badly…although I did end up with 1 pair of flats, 1 pair of heels and 2 pairs of boots. Sounds like a lot…might be too much. But I just hate the idea of being stuck with no choice.
I hope I’ve packed warm enough – I’m not equipped to deal with the cold! I have 2 big jackets, 2 scarves, a pair of gloves, 3 pairs of stockings and warm things like jeans and cardigans. I think the key will be layering. I’m pretty happy with my outfits and I think they’ll look rather cute! So now, I feel ready to play Melbourne! More like play up ;) tee hee But I’m definitely of the ‘play hard or go home’ school so I feel this weekend will be rather action packed with LOTS of fun bit little sleep. Meh, sleep is overrated. What do they say, sleep when I’m dead.
I’m going to TRY and blog as I go. Whether this will actually happen will remain to be seen. I’m only down there for the weekend so I plan to cram in as much awesome stuff as I can. I haven’t scheduled any posts because I think, as a reader, it would be frustrating to read other crap knowing I’m down there having crazy fun. So it may end up a bit quiet around here for the next few days but one thing is for certain – there are going to be some AWESOME posts when I get back! If you want to keep up to date with all the shenanigans while I’m down there I will definitely be active on Twitter so follow me to see what’s happening. The hashtag for the actual conference is #nnb2011 but I’ll be tweeting all things Melbourne.
Woooo I’m excited! Look out Melbourne, I’m coming to play!