Sunday, May 20, 2012

Fantastic night away hosted by Big4 Bellarine

In the world of Twitter, it is perfectly fine to be eavesdropping and barging into conversations. This was how I stumbled upon the Big4 Bellarine's event held last Saturday called the Mothers' Only Sleepover. An invite was sent via snail mail!! Followed by a sleep blindfold... and lastly a map!
We all knew that we were suppose to participate in teams for a race. What exactly were we doing in this race - we did not know. But hints were dropped along the way for some. I was not the only one who was relieved that the race was only to last an hour and we had a few hours of lounging and relaxing before pre-dinner drinks. LOL


So on Saturday morning off I went! Of course trust me to fail to get coordinated in team colours. Head to toe in hot pink.. what was I thinking? DUH. It was cold... cold cold.. I was glad that I decided to take a jacket. I was taking a train and had to travel to Southern Cross so I did not want to be carrying a whole lotta stuff... Well I regret not taking that big puffy winter jacket. Dude.. I cannot express how much I regretted it. I wanted to rip the jacket off Norlin when I saw hers.


When I got to Southern Cross, I saw a Hungry Jacks' poster that said "Today is your lucky day, there is a Hungry Jacks' here". Hell yes this is my lucky day! Hungry Jacks in the building y'all. LOL Off I went after I bought my Vline train tickets to get my sausage muffin meal. This is breakfast for winners I am telling you.

The fun thing about being in the city on your own is that there is always some random thing happening. There were a few cameras and from what I could tell sports people standing there at Southern Cross filming. Had a bit of a perv at muscles but they were not that muscly.. None of the NIB promo ladies bothered to approach me to see if I knew much about League. I obviously do not have an iota of sports knowledge on me and anyone can see that all over my appearance... It is the Balenciaga bag I am sure of it. Balenciaga bag owners = not sports people.

So people in the know - who is that???? Was he famous? Should I have done a Lara Bingle (even with my lack of boobs) at him?
This train was so quick - reached Geelong in 49minutes. I am serious - $7.20 fare from Melbourne to Geelong. A cab ride within 3 CBD blocks would set you back more! I get to Geelong and Tim had spied me at the entrance, he had that look of .. is she? Is she not? We both looked at each other and went phew.. ... It was another 20-25minutes drive (he kindly took the scenic route along the Waterfront). 



I arrived and basically ran excitedly like a crazy woman to my little cabin. ISN'T THIS THE CUTEST THING LIKE EVER? Check that out! It even has a red main door. The room was amazing! A King Sized bed! I excitedly took a picture and sent it to Mick. But I was sad because I really wanted him with me. Ok you can start playing the violins now.



We all gathered at the front for our Race around the park. When I met Mez and Mandy, I told them.. Alright let's get this straight up... We are not going to be bothered if we do not win right? Major sigh of relief when all of us got it out there that we did not care. Phewwww... Now seriously Mick would be very upset that there was no video proof of me kicking a football. And by football I mean AFL footy. Seriously, I was even wearing my jogging shoes. Even D when he saw me again today he asked Mummy.. what are those shoes Mummy? Why you wear them? Those not your shoes. I had been warned about the giant jumping pillows before I went. I thought that my head was still jumping up on those pillows when I slid off. Seriously, this is how unglam I was. I got on all fours and crawled my way up the pillow. I don't want to fall on my face right at the start of the race. The BEST part of the race for me was the Flying Fox. I mean seriously how cool is this? 



This was what I woke up to in the morning. The Sunday Age, sunlight plus wind chill. I sat outside for a bit and really wanted my husband to be there. Ok more violins.. seriously crank it up.


Just to show you how much thought and care was put into this event. In not just the stationery, the printed invites, the amazing dinner we had, the lovely staff lead by Tim and Sophie Bones the owners of the Park. This little noodle box filled with a little packet of Twisties and a cute little Maltesers was waiting for me in my lovely room with this note. The next morning lovely @coaxwithcandy dropped me off at South Geelong train station after my morning massage and egg & bacon roll. I made my way to meet another Twitter friend who flew in from Sydney. The boys met us for lunch as well and D had the face of ... it was horrible without you. Mick told me that it was the most awful night that they both had in a long while. Both of them must have missed me and slept really badly. The guilt set in.. so while telling Mick about the giant jumping pillows and how D and L would realllyyyyy love to have a go on those. He gave me the strangest look like .. huh? What? I said it's like a giant huge trampoline but it's a pillow. Still huh? What? I had to show him a picture. And he said oh right.... I thought you had gone crazy and had no idea what you were talking about.

I had an amazing fun time at Bellarine Peninsula. Did you ever think that you would see me on a Vline train heading to Geelong? No right?

16 comments:

  1. Great post Ling! Was so great to meet you...you were awesome on the flying fox!! Was very relieved to find a team member with a "relaxed" attitude like me!! : )

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    1. That jumping pillow... I think it did my back. LOL That and old age! Glad we were all chilled!

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  2. Haha Your posts make me laugh. I can just hear the excitement in your writing!

    And how funny is D?! Those are not your shoes! Kids are so cute :)

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    1. My son is a fashionista. It was exciting yet I felt bad leaving them behind as well. I don't think D took it too well :(

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  3. Sounds like an incredible weekend, I love all the little touches they put effort into.

    Your shoe comment was hilarious!

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    1. It was! He did not allow me to go to Mulberry either when we were in Singapore. Can you believe it.

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  4. Cute and observant child! I don't even know where I've packed my runners. And yes Balenciaga bag owners (Fuschia ones especially) aren't Footy followers. Not typically anyways.

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    1. I hear you about the fuchsia owners.. I bet this too!

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  5. i dont understand.. you eavesdropped on something and decided to go to geelong for the weekend!!! i'm CONFUSED I TELLS YA!! i like this though... if i have kids i'm abandoning them too for weekends of fun.. i hope you got a good quota of vino into you and did some drunk texting to your husband haha. fuuuuuuuuuuun!!! i love this bouncing piillow whatnot machine, it sounds like my sort of activity!! i'm glad there was a king bed in your little shed. cute!! MOAR INFORMATION i dont understand. xox

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    1. LOL Explained via Twitter.. MOARRR info is always required. :)

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  6. Love it ling, we are the team of participation, not champions. lol. and who knows if you keep kicking that footy you might be able to join the afl. Glad you had a good time, the break was awesome.

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    1. So glad we were in the same team! And when I put that wig on for footy kicking, I really thought that we would be stuck there for ages!

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    1. It was and more funny that there were other women who were 20-something weeks pregnant on that giant jumping pillow! They were yelling out hold on tight to your hoo-ha!

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  8. What an awesome weekend! Love the pic of you on the Flying Fox, haven't dared to go on one since I had kids...lol

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  9. Ah, you crack me up!
    I live right near there in Geelong (I know- judge away) and Tim and Sophie win a bunch of business awards around here.
    Looks like you had a great time!

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