- The conference was huge and it was impossible to meet everyone you hoped to. Oddly though, I kept bumping into the same few people all day.
- People will either look exactly the same as their Twitter avatar or completely different. There’s no middle ground.
- Sarah Brown came across as really lovely and down to earth. I didn’t get to meet her after her talk though which I was a little disappointed about.
- Fellow tweeters and bloggers find it perfectly acceptable for you to be playing on your phone when you’re out for a meal with them. This is probably the only company in which you can do it!
- The travelodge was not as expensive as I anticipated. The bar down the road, however, will charge you £4.30 for a pint of Peroni.
- There were more cupcakes in one room than I have ever seen in my life.
- Despite all the talk on Twitter of what everyone was going to be wearing, nobody cares. I am pleased I went with a maxi dress & flat sandals though as they were very comfy and it was a long day.
- At the beginning of the day I felt quite rude having to ask everybody who they were. After a couple of hours I got over this and ‘who are you?’ became the most asked question of the day.
- If you mix bloggers, a bar, dildos and a dwarf you get a very odd experience.
- Despite having a fantastic weekend, finding your toddler waiting for you when you arrive back at the station is just lovely.
I had a brilliant time and met some lovely people. Big thanks to Kerry for being brave and meeting me in the bar on the Friday afternoon, Sandy for organising the Meet, Greet and Eat, Joanna for meeting me on Saturday morning and keeping me company all day and finally Dawn & Sonia for letting me jump in their taxi on Sunday morning.
A huge thank you to my sponsors, Lego Duplo, for giving me the chance to attend the conference.