April 5, 2012

Digital Parents Conference 2012 - A Debrief

I'm home from the Big Smoke that is Melbourne and I had a fantastic time at DPCON12.

I was really looking forward to seeing some old friends, and making new ones, but of course the time goes so fast, one can never get around to meeting all of the bloggers in attendance.

I learnt some new things and I'm looking forward to making some changes on my blog in the coming weeks.

My trip began early on Thursday morning before we had even left, when The Hubbster drove the car over the top of my luggage.

While I flapped my arms around and screamed OMG OMG OMG OMG, he roared with laughter and suggested I take a photo, because, after all, I was going to a blogging conference.

He said "where's your bag?" to which I replied "Under the front wheels of the car"...

I can't believe I took this bag all the way to America and now I can't even get it past the front gate without destroying it!

When I finally arrived in Melbourne, I was so happy to see Naomi from Seven Cherubs who is my wonderfully patient roommate, and I must thank her for coping with my messiness and my lateness.

We did dinner and pre conference drinks and I even found this "special" on the menu at a restaurant!

I caught up with Carly from Tune into Radio Carly and I was so happy to see her!

Kristy from The Imperfect Mum from  is my new girl crush!  She is gorgeous, funny and intelligent.  She's even been on the cover of a magazine !  I knew I should have asked her for her autograph!

And the lovely Bernie from The Bernie Brand. Seriously my new BFF. Seriously!

I was so thrilled to be chosen to read this blog post on Motherhood, during dinner...

And for my quote and photo to appear on the big screen.

Of course I totally fell in love with the photo booth at the dinner dance.

Just look!


jac@CommonChaosChronicle said...

I just laughed so hard at the luggage thing because it is totally something that would happen at our place. Sounds like you had a great time. :-)

Lianna said...

That's too funny about your luggage. Sorry it happened, though. Hopefully, you didn't lose anything too valuable...besides your luggage, of course.

Glad you had fun at the conference!

Farmers Wifey said...

Thanks guys..nothing was permanently squashed! Luggage was just okay lol

Norlin said...

LOL! At least you only have ONE victim from this trip - your luggage! That's hilarious though. Loved the photobooth. I thought that was a hit!!

Farmers Wifey said...

I loved the photobooth as well! So so much fun lol

ClaireyHewitt said...

Wow, look at that spunky lady in the photo booth, she looks very Abba ish!

Loved seeing you. Loved the head piece.


E. said...

Looks like everyone had a great time at the conference. I hope the luggage made it there and back without any more damage.

TheThingsIdTellYou said...

Laughed out loud at the luggage! Or the image of you going postal while your hubby laughs his ass off! :D

My question. Did you Eat the Michelle special???? Chicken Livers?

That photo booth does look fun! Looks like lots of people had fun with that.

Farmers Wifey said...

@ Clairey oh yes, the Abba poses are so great..we rock the Abba pose!

@ E the luggage is fine, unlike my nerves!

@ Melissa I didn't eat the special as I'd already had Tapas xo

Anonymous said...

Oh it looks and sounds as though you had a fab time. So wish I could have gone now.....next year I guess.

Oh my goodness I had to laugh out loud about your luggage that is hilarious.

Farmers Wifey said...

I wasn't laughing at the time, but I had the insane reaction of giggling whenever I thought of it..especially while on the plane!