How happy I was as I travelled up the Pacific Highway, merrily dodging semi-trailers along the way.
Happy to be on a grown-up only weekend escape that involved staying in a hotel room all on my very own and sleeping in crisp clean sheets that someone else had to wash.
Happy to be meeting up with blogging and facebook buddies old and new.
Happy to be finally hearing one of my play gurus - Claire Warden - speak of things I am passionate about. And then happy to find out that she is not only inspiring but very funny too.
Happy that so many early childhood educators think that risky play, outdoor play and nature play are important enough to devote a weekend too.
And finally happy to discover that they are doing it all again next year.
You can read more (detailed) conference post mortems over at:
Irresistible Ideas for Play Based Learning
Males in Early Childhood
Is risk in early childhood a topic that interests you? Challenges you?