Once upon a time, a beautiful yet bashful blogger called Brownie Girl had a dream. She wished to attend a food bloggers conference in her own country. But alas, no such thing had occurred in all the land and no such event had ever been planned.
She spoke of her wish to her dear friend, Cook Sister (who had recently addressed the UK Food Bloggers Conference). ‘I wonder why we haven’t had one here?!’ said Brownie Girl.
‘Ah, but it COULD happen!’ declared Cook Sister.
‘How so?’ said Brownie Girl.
‘If YOU organise it, it most certainly will!’ her friend replied.
And so it was that Brownie Girl took to the challenge and set to work. Jeanne Horak-Druiff (aka Cook Sister) agreed to speak. So did other prominent foodies like Nina Timm, Jane-Anne Hobbs and Jenny Morris who recruited their armies of supporters in turn. A date was set. Sponsors jumped on board and the food bloggers of South Africa started sizzling with excitement.
Brownie Girl’s dream came true last Sunday when food bloggers gathered from near and far. This story is a reminder of Goethe’s words: whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it!
For an excellent summary of the day’s events and a list of our wonderful sponsors, please read Nina Timm’s post at http://www.my-easy-cooking.com/2010/03/south-african-food-bloggers-conference.html .