As part of my job involves blogging, which, really, is more of a side dish to the bigger picture of stuff I do and is really more to prevent me from going insane (er), I occasionally get invited to blog related things.
Which is all a very good reason to get out of the house, eat sandwiches made by others, not have to share them with my toddler and meet people whom I really only know as teensy little images on the side of a blog comment or Twitter feed. They are always so much bigger than what they look like in those teensy images.
Some aren’t even cartoons or logos either! They’re real, live poeple! How cool is that?
Anyhoo, today was another Bloggers Brunch put on by Christie of Kids Business, and which involved me trying to coordinate feeding and dressing toddler, with showering, doing hair and getting dressed, whilst keeping eveyrone calm, make school lunches and get out of house without Vegemite smeared on any part of my person. There is a fine line between all of this, as if you feed the toddler too early, he has time to embark on raving, screaming tanty or steal my breakky.
Ended up tossing him in shower with me, which is not ideal, on the one hand as its rather annoying and my danger money is not increased as I stand one one leg, attempting to exfolliate the other with an exfoliating glove and mango and pomegranite re-hydrating gel whilst he crawls around my legs, stands up and headbutts me in the vagina. On the other hand, at least I know where he is and that he’s not getting up to too much trouble.
We do well and manage to make it out the door in time, kids dropped off at childcare and school, notice Vegemite on top … *sigh* and don’t even bother contemplating how it got there. There is, and never will be, any logical explanation so don’t bother…
Arrive with plenty of time to spare, collect an overloaded goody bag full of fabulous stuff (including the aforementioned Christie’s new book, The Mum Who Roared), listened to some fabulous speakers, including ex-Olympian Melinda Gainsford-Taylor and my gorgeous friend, Heather, of Inspiring Mums.
Then it was off to check out some of the exhibitors, who included:
- Homedics (they sent me home with a neck massager)
- Million Dollar Woman
- Garnier (awesome stuff from these guys, too … will be writing more and probably giving away something. Just sayin’ ;))
- Protect-a-bed (who I’ve reviewed previously and will be reviewing again – there stuff is awesome!)
- Blackmores (did’t get to check these guys out)
- Aunty Rozzy (who sent me off with some books about vegetables … have more to say here, too :))
I did not win a massage chair and went home in disgust. Well, no I didn’t, but I really could have used the massage chair. As it stands, I have much to do, play with and look at and there will be more written about this event.
Now I have to go and make some pizzas to satisfy the children. They were most unimpressed with my haul after this event, as most of it revolved around ME and not much around them.
I LIKE it!