We are excited to announce that Tielka has been selected to take part in GrowCoastal 2019! GrowCoastal is a food accelerator program run by the Innovation Centre at SCU Sippy Downs for food businesses that show high potential for growth, product innovation and entrepreneurial tenacity.
Indulge in Life
It has been hailed as the most competitive year yet with more than three hundred entries for Golden Leaf Awards, and Tielka has walked away with an astonishing eight trophies.
Today is World Down Syndrome day. Today is also exactly five weeks since our son, Andrew Solomon Domorev, was born. Life took a detour that day when our beautiful little boy surprised us with one extra chromosome. Evidence of a related serious medical issue saw a sudden and dramatic transfer from regional Bundaberg Base hospital by the Royal Flying Doctor Service to the Mater Mother's hospital. Here Andrew would spend at best weeks, if not months, in NICU recovering from life-saving surgery to take place at the Lady Cilento Children's hopsital just two days after he was born.
It was pouring rain when I woke up on that Thursday morning. It hadn't rained all summer, then the week leading up to the photoshoot, it was forecast to rain every single day. Should we reschedule to the following week? Or have faith that things will work out in spite of the ominous cloud readings? I took a breath and made the decision and sent a message to Vicky and Jen that we would go ahead.
10 hours a week. 40 weeks a year. Dedicated to the blessed carpark that was Melbourne traffic. And that was just on school pick ups and drop offs alone. Then there were the daily trips to the post office (5 hours a week), shops, work, friends places, other errands (at least 30 minutes a piece) and the time spent navigating through each space. I struggle to comprehend the amount of life that were whisked away by the "convenience" of living in a big city.