what a great weekend! I flew down with Georgia on Friday night and we arrived late at night, staying with her family about 20-30 mins from the city. They were kind enough to drop us off in the morning at our motel where we were staying that night so we could leave our bags there before taking off for the Expo.
Well first things first though, a stop off at Starbucks for the first coffee variation I’ve ever really enjoyed. Most people who know me know I don’t drink coffee, and it’s not cuz I’m healthy, it’s cuz I don’t like it! However I had what I think, from memory, was a caramel macchiato or something……….YUMMMMMMM!
Then I wandered around the Expo for most of the morning, Georgia and I went our seperate ways because sometimes I just need some “me” time and prefer to be on my own, so this gave me a chance to wander aimlessly around the various stands and look at some stuff I’d be interested in buying for my Personal Training. One thing I was particularly interested in researching about while I was there was some computer software for helping me manage my clients and have a database of all the info. I think I’ve found the perfect software, but it’s incredibly expensive. I think I really need to consider a business plan before taking on this software.
Then later Sofie had a break from her Filex lectures and we briefly caught up and it was around this time I accidently ran into DavidH. I’m quite impressed he recognised me from my photos, apparently I actually look a little bit like some of them, haha!
Not long after Sofie ended up heading off to another lecture, so I spent quite a bit of the afternoon with David and during this time met up with Gumby (aka HappyPants) and Rinoa.
Saturday night then out to tea with Sofie, Georgia, Mike,Â sycho and nitecherub. Really fantastic to meet all you guys! Especially Mike……..after 4 years we finally meet! Mike is one of the few left from the days of the old proboards forum…..and even the ultra old LMI forums! Near the end of our meal I decided to try and give Jamie a call, seeing as he felt we weren’t good enough to have dinner with. 😉 I asked him where he was and he said “Darling Harbour” and I said “so I am, where abouts exactly?” He replied evasively “at a restaurant”, and I’m like “me too, I’m at the Water….house……or water something”. I started walking out of the restaurantÂ cuz Jamie wouldn’t tell me exactly where he was, I thought I’d go have a look. Then I stopped and said “um,Â JamieÂ turn to your left”. He was standing about 10m from me 😆 As it turns out he was eating out at the same restaurant as us! How’s that for coincedence.
Next day we got up early for the workshop. I’ve written aÂ full report of the workshop day on totallylesmills. Was great to meet up with Meg from the newÂ lesmills.com forums.
It was a great weekend and the only thing that marred the whole weekend is that we nearly didn’t get our flight on the way home. Quite stressful and mainly caused by a lady and her kids arguing with the check in lady, essentially holding up the priority line full of people urgently needing to check in for flights about to leave. We managed to check in with about 5 mins to spare which left me quite nervous about the fact that I hadn’t bought any air sickness tablets yet. With no time to buy any, I rudely interupted the line of people at the chemist thingy we went past, begged the lady to urgently sell me air sickness tablets, thanked herÂ and then took them hurriedly as we ran to the gate with just a few minutes to spare.
Good news: we made it
Bad news: I got terribly air sick anyway
Thankfully I didn’t throw up, but I wasn’t in particularly great shape when I landed………and continued to feel seedy in my pump/balance classes last night. Anyone reading this blog that might have been in my classes, now you know why if I seemed a bit quiet last night 😉
More Bad News: Georgia’s luggage didn’t make it………got left behind and so wasn’t going to arrive till later that afternoon.
More Good News: this is a last minute surprise, but I’m going to the Auckland filmings next week! Very last minute which means lots of organising to do. Clients to reschedule, classes to get filled in etc. Assuming I can get a flight aswell. My head is kinda reeling at the moment with everything that’s all happened at once.
Oh, and I’ll make SURE I remember my camera this time………….AND spare air sickness tablets….
Timing isn’t right!
If it’s up to me, I would stay in NZ for good.
But I’m happy (and slightly jealous) for you. Enjoy the filming classes! Take loads of pictures and write your experience here… 🙂
Will look forward to hear about it.
Seems like you had fun… and perhaps the pain everywhere was due to the air sickness pills. You will need a few for next week filmings. Enjoy!
yes, hoping my flights get booked in time! eeeek. Does anyone know if it’s a public holiday today like it is in Australia. It’s ANZAC day here, which is Australia and New Zealand (if you look at the acronym).
hi Mel yes its a public holiday in NZ today so booking flights and stuff could be a little hard
Enjoy! And make sure you take a lot of pictures!!
Hey sounds like it was a really good laugh,
enjoy the filmings and let us know how it goes!!