On Sunday I returned from my first ever annual ProBlogger conference and it was amazing! The atmosphere was happy, inspiring, and motivational. The people were friendly and welcoming – Problogger staff, RACV Royal Pines Resort staff, speakers, bloggers and everyone else there! The food was plentiful and yummy. The venue was RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast and it was very impressive. I was treated like royalty on arrival. The staff were extremely friendly, welcoming and helpful. The room was comfortable and had a really lovely view. The facilities for the conference were outstanding – the conference rooms, the restaurants, the fall out areas, the grounds! Wow!
I have a lot of notes and information to process. My head is swirling with thoughts and ideas. The first thing I need to do is go through all my notes (and there are a lot of them) and compile an action list from them. Then I will need to prioritise that action list.
There is so much I want to share about my first #PBevent so there will be more than one blog post needed. To start with, while I’m still processing all the information and fabulous tips I learned over my 3.5 days, I thought I’d share some of my dorky moments. Strangely enough, my top 3 all relate to my lack of hotel room experience!
If you’re a regular visitor at Write of the Middle, you’d know that I haven’t travelled much (hence My Top 5 Travel Lessons Learned post when we recently travelled around Tasmania). Many, many years of my life has been spent working the corporate life to pay school fees and the mortgage with an annual beach holiday thrown in to help keep me sane. So, I’m not often in hotel rooms which you will soon see!
DORKY MOMENT #1
This happened on arrival in my room. I needed to go to the bathroom – urgently! I flicked the light switches on for the bathroom and nada, zilch, nothing happened. OMG – trust me to get the room where the light bulbs need changing! So I fumbled my way through the darkness to the toilet and tinkled in the dark. Whilst there it suddenly dawned on me. Ohhhh – maybe this is one of those rooms where you have to put your card (instead of a key) into a slot to make everything work? Doh! Yep – bingo! No light bulbs needed changing after all!!
DORKY MOMENT #2
First time using the shower. The shower was over a bath. I climbed into the bath and then proceeded to spend about 15 minutes trying to work out how to get water to come out of the shower head! I could not work it out! In frustration, I gave up and squatted down and began washing myself from the bath tap. Not the best scenario!! It was pure fluke that I finally worked out how to get water out of that shower head. Whilst the bath water was running, I stood up and pulled the little silver knob up higher and bang – got a face full of shower water! I had pulled that knob before but apparently you had to pull it whilst bath water was running and it then transferred that water to the shower head. Um … is this a normal shower/bath set up or would you struggle to work this out too?
DORKY MOMENT #3
Saturday morning and I decided to wash my hair. I’d been to the hairdresser on Tuesday to have my hair done and it was starting to feel a little limp! I decided that as I’d had Thursday and Friday with straight hair, I’d spend Saturday and Sunday with curly hair. So with my new shower mastery skills I showered and washed my hair. I dried it off with the hair dryer and then went off to make myself a cup of coffee. I then returned to the bathroom to do my last minute finessing with my much loved GHD (hair straightener). I turned it on and nothing happened. OMG of all times for my GHD to die! Hmmm … on the good side it meant I had a valid excuse to get a new, updated version. On the bad side it meant I was in a pickle and would not be able to finish my look how I wanted. In my mind I was already sending an SOS #PBevent tweet seeking the assistance of fellow female bloggers for the loan of a GHD ….. when I realised I hadn’t plugged it in. It was in fact the hair dryer that belonged to the black cord that WAS plugged in. Ooops!
How about you? Care to share any dorky moments from ProBlogger 2015 or from other years? Got any similar dorky hotel room moments to share?
Ciao for now,
Linking up with Essentially Jess for #IBOT