Saturday, March 19, 2011


I thought I was going to have to buy another bag to get my goodies home from the Aussie Bloggers Conference.

The sponsors were amazingly generous.

I was lucky enough to win a door prize.

Sadly, I  missed out on the best prizes in the stampede (it was first-in, first-served, and everyone wanted a Rubbermaid mop. (Yes I know, even housework-hating me. That's because the Rubbermaid mops are supposed to be freaking awesome! And anything that can help me clean faster is a winner on my list).

However, I did pick up a pack of these, so I was well pleased.

I seemed to have lost a crap-load of Tupperware in my marriage separation (including stuff I was given before my first marriage), so I'm really grateful for these lovely little containers which will hopefully help me restore order in my kitchen.

And then there were the goodie bags.

We had a few places to go on the Friday night, and at the last one, all of us lined our lovely GSK goodie bags against the wall. I didn't get to look inside, but they were apparently awesome. The GSK people also gave me a second one, so I could give it away to my followers who weren't lucky enough to attend the historic Aussie Bloggers Conference.

But when I left, I was thinking of how I was to get back to the hotel from there, and I forgot to pick up my bags.

I asked around, tweeted, and rang the bar, but my bags have not materialised. I'm SOOOO disappointed.

Luckily, there were goodie bags at the conference too.

They were filled with fabulous products from the Aus Blog Con's main sponsors, including Disney Australia, Kleenex, Dyson, and Rubbermaid. But there were also other cute goodies, like Lindt chocolate, B-Strings, Viva, and Guardsman. How fabulous!

Filled to the brim with useful stuff to use at home

My bulging goodie bag which did not get left behind

One of my favourites, a piggy bank from Springfree Trampolines

See how many things we were given? I'm so looking forward to enjoying them!

Best of all, I didn't have to buy another bag. I hadn't had a spare moment to shop, but the very nice man at Virgin check-in put my goodie bag and Rubbermaid prize into one of those stripey bags, so I could bring them home. I thought that was lovely!


Unknown said...

Didnt we get spoiled with goodies? I too was lucky enough to win a Rubbermaid prize and excitedly zoomed to the 3 piece esky set. Stupidly did not think about trawling it via public transport all over Sydney...! Thank goodness for the kindness of strangers who helped when the lift was broken at Central Station!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Glad to hear that you had a great time! Ooh what did you get from Dyson? I love my Dyson vacuum cleaner!

Unknown said...

I didn't win a Dyson unfortunately. Which sucked (tee hee), but how would I have gotten it home?
Donna was very jealous of your esky prize, but again, probably would have ended up paying excess baggage.
The Lindt chocolate didn't even make it all the way home!

Ms_MotorbikeNut said...

Glad to see you got lots of goodies.

(((( Hugs )))) XXXX Kisses XXXX

Natasha in Oz said...

Wish I could have gone...maybe next year! Looks like everyone had a brilliant time.

Have a great week.

Best wishes,

shae said...

The goodie bags!! Loved mine :)

Unknown said...

Wow - those are some generous sponsors!!!

Glad you had a good time. Can't wait to hear more details about the concert - did you pick up any good blogging tips? Make new blogging friends? I'm sorry we didn't get a chance to catch up this time!!


So Now What? said...

So Much fun going through those when I got home. B-String is of little use to me sadly. Great to meet you Bron x

Naomi said...

The B-string confused the hell out of me! Loved the goodie bags I must say.

Was great to meet you, fleetingly... at least next year we will hopefully not all feel so over awed at the who thing and be able to chat with more people.. perhaps SawHole could organsie a speed dating type session?

Unknown said...

Oh I'm loving that idea... speed-chatting would be more fun than people bingo.
I have no idea what to do with the B-String either. Either you're going to flaunt your cleavage or you not right?
And Honey ... next time. I totally wish I could have tagged on an extra couple of days.

Kelly said...

The goodie bag was amazing!! It was great to meet you in person after having read your posts online.

Jen Walpole said...

Ooh, I love goodie bags, reminds me of the easter show! Umm, what is a B-string, very intriguing...

Brenda said...

Yes it's 1.53. It's my normal commenting hour. Truth.

Anyway, it's all about the swag bags. So glad you liked them.xx