Blogcademy Melbourne: Magnificent Times Two!

Blogcademy Melbourne: Magnificent Times Two!

I always knew Melbourne would be an incredible class, but I could never have anticipated just how incredible. Let me tell you: two sold-out classes worth of incredible!

A whole lot of magical stuff happened in the lead-up. For example, ABC News showed up to interview us for a segment on blogging! (You can watch it right here.)

Since we were making our Australian television debut, we decided a little time spent with a make-up artist would pay dividends… And we were right!

Blogcademy Melbourne: Magnificent Times Two!We got to Lightdrop Studios super-early so that Bernice Mansfield could make us beautiful. And did she ever! (We adore and recommend her!)

Blogcademy Melbourne: Magnificent Times Two!Chit-chattin’ with Jacqui of ABC News. (She has been reading my site for years, isn’t that nice?!)

Blogcademy Melbourne: Magnificent Times Two!Look, if you’re going to be on the telly, you might as well do it in ears.

Blogcademy Melbourne: Magnificent Times Two!ABC not-so-discreetly perched in the back row!

Blogcademy Melbourne: Magnificent Times Two!Kat and a very giggly bunch.

Blogcademy Melbourne: Magnificent Times Two!Shauna laying the branding SMACKDOWN!

Blogcademy Melbourne: Magnificent Times Two!It’s always a treat to be given gifts. Arienne Gorlach made us personalised Filfofaxes, filled with customised inserts. So in love!

Blogcademy Melbourne: Magnificent Times Two!I love this notebook. How true!

Blogcademy Melbourne: Magnificent Times Two!Soon, it was time for lunch. 99designs hooked everyone up with a delicious lunchbox from Goldilocks!

Blogcademy Melbourne: Magnificent Times Two!Rachel, mid-story…

Blogcademy Melbourne: Magnificent Times Two!Caught in the (selfie) act!

Blogcademy Melbourne: Magnificent Times Two!After lunch, it was time for a surprise: Deanne Love showed up with a hula hoop for everyone! We shimmied and shook to Deanne’s block-rocking beats.

Blogcademy Melbourne: Magnificent Times Two!You simply cannot fake that kind of enthusiasm!

Blogcademy Melbourne: Magnificent Times Two!Even us headmistresses had a go….

Blogcademy Melbourne: Magnificent Times Two!Some of our blogcadettes turned out to be secret hooping goddesses!

Blogcademy Melbourne: Magnificent Times Two!It was so cool to finally meet Deanne. We have been talking online since I started my blog way, way back in 2006!

Blogcademy Melbourne: Magnificent Times Two!Seren is such a joy.

Blogcademy Melbourne: Magnificent Times Two!Takin’ notes and kicking ass.

Blogcademy Melbourne: Magnificent Times Two!One of the most valuable parts of the day is when our babes sit with us one-on-one as we give them feedback on their blogs. Here I am, clearly taking it very seriously!

Blogcademy Melbourne: Magnificent Times Two!Kat and Jade, who helped us out and saved our asses!

Blogcademy Melbourne: Magnificent Times Two!All our girls got a pair of gorgeous earrings from NAJO.

Blogcademy Melbourne: Magnificent Times Two!…And a Headfull of Feathers necklace.

Blogcademy Melbourne: Magnificent Times Two!We were all sweetly-scented after using our Sacred Self essential oils!

Blogcademy Melbourne: Magnificent Times Two!And well-organised after being spoiled with a selection of Mi Goals notebooks!

Blogcademy Melbourne: Magnificent Times Two!What’s a Blogcademy class without Crown And Glory ears?!

Blogcademy Melbourne: Magnificent Times Two!Boothalicious provided us with a photobooth — aka, blogger catnip — for both classes. Look at these cuties!

Blogcademy Melbourne: Magnificent Times Two!Spontaneous hugs!

Blogcademy Melbourne: Magnificent Times Two!Party horns from Hello Happy Day gave us a thrill!

Blogcademy Melbourne: Magnificent Times Two!Now that’s a class!

Blogcademy Melbourne: Magnificent Times Two!What fun is a class without prizes? This was our prize selection in Melbourne. (Very colour coordinated.)

Blogcademy Melbourne: Magnificent Times Two!Class one!

Look at them, getting all silly!

Blogcademy Melbourne: Magnificent Times Two!Class two!

They were just as silly as the first class!

Melbourne was absolutely a highlight of the year. Both classes were teeming with enthusiasm and excitement: what a stupendous babe cluster! We can’t wait to come back in December.

What’s it like to be in a Blogcademy class? This video will give you some idea…

We go back on the road in May… Wanna join us?!

Hula-hooping in my mind,

Photos by Lakshal Perera and Corey Sleap. Video by Delyse and Kris of Jasper and Ruby Visions.

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