I kinda don't know where to begin today, so I'm just gonna start with what you all know already and see where it leads me. So, last weekend I travelled to Melbourne to attend the Kidspot Gala awards evening. It's not something I was even sure I was going to make, as Melbourne isn't exactly just down the road from Perth. But with Si home that weekend (to look after the kids) and two fellow mums to travel with, things all worked out just as they were supposed to. I've had knots in my stomach for what feels like this whole year, waiting to find out my fate at these awards. As the winners were read out, I swear my heart was in my ears. The announcement of the two main awards that I was a finalist in came and went, my name wasn't called. I was bummed I'm not gonna lie (a $30,000 kitchen would have changed my life, lets be honest here), but there was a sudden sense of release. All the months of angst and excitement just evaporated. Gone. Vamoose. The next thing I know my name is being called out, My Darling Lemon Thyme in big words on the wall! What?! Without even knowing the prize existed, it turns out I'd won the People's Choice award! Thank you so much people! The night was filled with many long-time-in-the-making conversations as I finally got to meet many of my online blogging friends for the first time. And still being on Perth time having only arrived that afternoon, meant we weren't even that tired at the end of the night... a bonus when you're a tad out of practice with this whole 'going out' thang.
Peggy, Sash and I still had a day and a bit after the awards to explore a little of Melbourne and without going on about it too much, I think I'm in love. Melbourne, I heart you. Here's just a handful of the hundreds of pictures I took over the weekend... (if you wanna see a few more right now, click here) It would probably be best to expect more to come at a later date. You've been warned 🙂
Photo credit for the pic with me in it (back to the camera, down the lane) | The lovely Peggy Saas.