Four GED team members from South Africa came together in the beautiful gardens of Babylonstoren just outside of Paarl.
Although we all love the advantages of working at home (flexibility, productivity, close to home, no commute), it was a wonderful break to speak to colleagues face-to-face and enjoy a delicious lunch together.
The set-up was very special too. Dating back to 1692, Babylonstoren is a historic Cape Dutch farm that boasts one of the best preserved farmyards in the Cape. Beloved for its magnificent garden that is divided into 15 sections that comprise fruit, vegetables, bees for pollinating, indigenous plants, fragrant lawns, a prickly pear maze, ducks and chickens, and more. We enjoyed our lunch in a 26 metre vintage conservatory in dark green steel, appropriately called the Greenhouse Restaurant.
We spoke about many personal and professional issues, like how to work together even more efficiently, offering te best services to both intended parents and donors, marketing our company. But always the conversation comes back to how special it is to do this work and be a part of creating new families. Now how many people can say that about their job?
-Nicolette van der Meer
Left to right: Nicolette (Project Management), Karen (Lead Donor Coordinator), Corné (Financial Administration and Donor support), and Anne (Intended Parent Support).