This post is rather long overdue but over the past few years I have been hanging on hoping to sell the Indaba to someone interested who might run with it and take it on to higher places.
Unfortunately what started out as something manageable for Jeanne and I fast became unmanageable as our personal lives changed direction drastically over the years.
It has been a wonderful experience for us, a journey we are so happy to have started on, which led to many other opportunities for us both and we are so very grateful to all those who believed in my dream and helped me to achieve it. Jeanne, you were an amazing partner and inspiration on this trip of a lifetime and I could not have asked for better. Thank you!
To ALL our wonderfully accommodating and generous product and goodie bag sponsors over the years, starting with Yuppiechef who were our first sponsors of product and became headline cash sponsors of the last two Indabas, what would we have done without you? Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! You have been fantastic and the huge success of South African Food and Wine Bloggers Indaba is in great part thanks to you. Guests to our conferences and workshops still talk about those amazingly heavy, overladen goodie bags and the fantastic information and practical lessons learned during our plenary and workshop sessions.
To ALL those MC’s speakers and workshop leaders who freely gave of their time and expertise to teach food styling, photography, editing, writing skills, decorating skills, food and drinks pairing, SEO and other interesting workshops, we are eternally grateful. Great fun was had by all and we are so happy to have met and made beautiful friends in the social media and blogging fraternity. To watch how many of the bloggers have grown and improved over the years in their personal blogs and business lives have been such a blessing and delight. Keep up the amazing work. South Africa has huge talent.
Our traditional end of conference auction sales donated a lot of money over the years to worthy charities that we chose each year and we are so grateful to all our wonderful sponsors and delegates, auctioneers and helpers who assisted us to achieve this.
Now it is time to say goodbye. We wish you all the very best that life has to offer, much success and happiness, adventure, travel and of course cooking, decorating, styling, photography, writing and catching up on social media.
We will catch you on the flip side………….. xxx