The bloggers breakfast at Emoyeni Estate, hosted by Kids Emporium was a lovely extension of my birthday the day before. The thoughtful, meticulous attention to every detail by Lauren and her team reflected an organization based on the right foundation.
The 3 speakers inspired respect and admiration. Lauren spoke of her vision and fulfilment in founding and leading Kids Emporium. Melanie from Imbali Foundation and Georgia by LKD, shared the story of her daughter Georgia who has cerebral palsy and how this challenge has enriched their lives. Melanie’s vision is to build an inclusive school ‘The Imbali School of Excellence’ where disabled children will be accommodated and nurtured to reach their full potential alongside able bodied peers. I loved listening to Pamela Powers (author of MS Conception), so much resonated with me. She exuded warmth and humour. I look forward to reading her book very soon.
The children were bleak when I left early in the morning to attend the breakfast, moaning that I’m never home (DA branch meeting Tues, Pottery Class Wed, anti e-tolls bridge banner protest on Fri), despite the exaggeration some Mummy guilt crept in. All was forgiven when I returned home with the most awesome goodie bag, packed with surprises for them. It seemed that very thoughtful research went into selecting our gifts, perfectly tailored for my children.
The children couldn’t wait to make the E Z Spray, Tie Dye bandana. This was so perfect because I had wanted to do a tie dye trial run as this is the craft activity which I have planned for the Children’s upcoming combined birthday party. There was sufficient dye in the kit for us to also tie dye a T shirt.
Fjord (8) was funny when I showed him the Yellow Plate and explained that it was reserved for special occasions, he said “Well I don’t really see the point of that.” 2 Hours later after some thinking he said “I can’t wait for it to be my turn to use The Yellow Plate.” I love the idea of starting a new family tradition.
Thank you again to Lauren and her team from Kids Emporium, you made us feel so special and restored faith that some businesses are still rooted in the ethos and values which put quality first.