I Must Confess…My Melbourne Adventure

Well, I am fresh from the 2012 Digital Parents Conference in Melbourne.

It was a whole lot of fun and I am intending on filling you all in on what I learned and who I met when I have some time to get my thoughts together.

But today I thought I should confess some of things that happened to me while I was there…considering I was there for less than 48 hours I ended up having more adventures than I bargained for!

My first adventure was getting to the hotel. All was good on arrival into Melbourne and I managed to get into the city without any drama.

After being told that I could not get a shuttle transfer to my hotel I was advised to catch a tram so I caught one heading to St Kilda Beach. As it was going to St Kilda it was bound to head down St Kilda Rd past my hotel, right?

Wrong. I ended up in St Kilda itself, over a kilometre away from the hotel. I imagine I would have been quite the sight trudging along alone at 10pm at night with my bags… But I wasn’t trying public transport again and I confess I was too stubborn to ask anyone the way.

So I walked it. Luckily there were people about for most of it so I didn’t feel totally uneasy but I would not like to do it again. It was a relief to finally make it to the hotel at 10.30pm – late but safe! Probably not an adventure I would like to repeat but an adventure, nonetheless.

My second adventure involved the goodie bag that all conference attendees received upon registration. I had booked my flights not planning on checking in any luggage so I had a dilemma on my return.

After much deliberation (do I dump it all or do I try to get it home?) I decided to purchase a suitcase with wheels so I could take everything back and more easily get to the airport with all my stuff. It was a purchase I hadn’t banked on but I don’t own a medium size suitcase so I thought it wouldn’t be a wasted purchase.

Upon arriving at the airport and finding out how much it would cost to transport my “free” stuff home (Jetstar sure know how to make their money!), I wished I had dumped it back at the hotel. But, what’s done is done and I will know what to expect next time.

And, yes, there will be a next time. Despite getting lost and finding myself out of pocket, I had an absolute ball. It’s not often I get to have adventures anymore and I must say I haven’t felt quite so alive in years!

So, what’s your confession for this week? Link it up and cleanse your soul – you won’t be sorry, I promise!

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8 Responses

    • Kirsty says:

      I loved meeting you Caz. We were lucky to have such a lovely table of ladies, I really enjoyed sharing it with you all. Hoping to cement the friendship next time around!

  1. Aren’t adventures grand?
    Dorothy @ Singular Insanity recently posted..My Blog, My Story #DPCON12

    • Kirsty says:

      Adventures are indeed grand – even those that don’t appear to be that much fun. I haven’t felt that alive in quite some time!

  2. Gawee says:

    My confession this week – I’m sooo envious of your Melbourne adventure!

    • Kirsty says:

      As you should be – it was awesome, but I would have liked to have gone longer and been able to do shopping and drink in the Melbourne ambience. As it was, the closest I came was a quick visit into Strandbags in the city where I asked for the cheapest suitcase they had and then proceeded to pack everything I had into it, there and then in the shop. CLassy is clearly my middle name…

  3. Kate Sins says:

    Oooh, you poor thing – that’s some adventures! I’m glad you made it to the hotel safely but purchasing a suitcase would’ve made me annoyed!

    It was so great meeting you in person. I’m so looking forward to the next conference. x
    Kate Sins recently posted..I must confess…some things this week

    • Kirsty says:

      It was an adventure Kate, but although some of it wasn’t pleasant I at least had a story to tell when I came home! And I love meeting you, hoping we can definitely catch up again at the next one.

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