Last Saturday I joined the kids at the Doctor Who Club of Victoria for their games meeting. Don’t get me wrong I didn’t go for the games as I’m just not into that kind of thing but I do like the vibes when others are playing, what I went for was to put some books on a table with the hope of selling some. The meeting was great fun and I may go again, the next meeting is on the 20th October. While they had a Doctor Who computer game running and a Doctor Who board game with a miniature TARDIS in the centre of the board they also had other games. The people in front of me were playing a Garfield game with hamburgers, pizzas and other food printed on bits of cardboard. They all seemed to be having a great time and the vibes were lovely.
Yesterday I went to the Small Business Big Marketing conference as part of Victoria’s Small Business Festival run by Small Business Victoria. If you’re running a business or just in the process of starting out or even just thinking about it then this website is the place to be and this is the festival you should be following for next year. There were only three seminars run by Peter Williams the CEO of Deloitte Digital, Dominic Thurbon, MD of ChangeLabs and Paul McCarthy, Australia’s RockStar Marketer, and while they were useful the real business was held in the room next door where there were about 20 stalls and you could spend time talking to someone at each and every one of them. They included the Small Business Mentoring Service who were giving away free mentoring sessions and I managed to snaffle a few minutes with a very nice man. I was excited to meet Suzi Dafnis of the Australian Businesswomen’s Network, I’ve seen her around the twittersphere and blogosphere and we shared a moment with our names before moving onto other things. It was a very worthwhile morning, I walked away energised with freebies and a stack of information. If you get the chance to see Paul McCarthy in action I strongly recommend taking it as he was a wonderful speaker.
Last night was date night with the OH, we went to an amateur theatre production called Chaim’s Love Song presented by JYM theatre. It was lovely, I laughed, I cried and overall had a good time. It officially starts tomorrow, I was very lucky to get tickets to the preview, there were lots of friends to catch up with. We saw how Chaim and Sara come together and finally admit to each other how they love each other, we see all of this through a new friendship between Chaim and Kelly. Intertwined with this we see the effect the Holocaust had on so many Jews. They showed us how some people choose nicknames to show their state of mind. It was both happy and sad and there were so many highlights.