An interesting visit today

The table of gifts at Weleda
Derby, England
November 29, 2017 7:57am CST
Today is beautiful and sunny. I have stocked up on groceries and bought wrapping paper so tomorrow will be gift wrapping day. This afternoon I have been invited to a blogger's event at a great natural pharmaceutical and beauty product company where i will enjoy a warm natural drink, a hand massage and also get a free goodie bag. I am having to check if I can write company names as I don't want to break rules but I have been to a few events run by the company and in summer we get to enjoy a tour of the organic garden where a lot of the plants used in their products are grown. It is fascinating and I have learned so much on these visits. I am very excited to see what I get in my goodie bag and also to see what they have for their Christmas gift range. The company was founded by Rudolph Steiner early last century and he was certainly a man before his time as he had amazingly revolutionary ideas about medicine and education as well.
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@MALUSE (33046)
• Denmark
29 Nov
Hah! When I started reading this, I guessed that the name 'Steiner' would appear. The home of the company is 10 km away from where I live. Several years ago I took part in a guided tour, too. I don't remember if we got goody bags. I can't help you with company names or not as I've never posted a product review here. You can ask the member @owlwings
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• Derby, England
29 Nov
The factory near me is just a pharmaceutical one but they do have small shop. I got lots of samples in the goody bag!!
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@MALUSE (33046)
• Denmark
29 Nov
@owlwings Steiner is of no importance in this discussion! I mentioned you because you know the site well and can explain what is allowed and what is not better than many other members.
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• Derby, England
29 Nov
@owlwings Wow that is interesting . He was a really innovative person and the founder of the Weleda company which is where i went for my event. Thanks for the advice
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@m_audrey6788 (11509)
• Germany
29 Nov
Wow! It`s nice to be invited to a great event! Have a great time there!
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• Germany
30 Nov
@catsholiday That`s great! Glad to know that you enjoyed your day there!
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@paigea (21251)
• Canada
30 Nov
@catsholiday It sounds like a lovely relaxing event.
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@FayeHazel (11908)
• United States
29 Nov
Sounds lovely! Enjoy your day with that hand massage and all. Hope you have treasures in your bag as well. Also: Welcome to My Lot!
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@sishy7 (27410)
• Australia
29 Nov
Sounds like a wonderful visit... Did you get lots of product samples in the goodie back?
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• Derby, England
29 Nov
Yes indeed I got around 8 to 10 samples so very happy
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@valmnz (13198)
• New Zealand
29 Nov
The afternoon event sounds as if it will be fun. You may find something about company names in the guidelines.
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• Derby, England
29 Nov
Thanks it seems you can mention brand names providing you are not promoting anything
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@valmnz (13198)
• New Zealand
29 Nov
@catsholiday good that you found out. I've never worried about it as most brnds we use here in NZ are probably unknown elsewhere!
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• Derby, England
1 Dec
@valmnz The world is getting smaller so brand s are often world wide - it was just the official rule I was wondering about
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• United States
1 Dec
Oooh I giggled at the pairing of the words "natural pharmaceutical' . . .
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• Derby, England
2 Dec
@enlightenedpsych2 They make homeopathis and anthroposophical medicine which treats the body as opposed to the ailment
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• United States
5 Dec
@catsholiday now what is the term "anthroposophical medicine" actually used for ?
@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
2 Dec
A lovely way to spend a day. I hope you enjoyed it all and got some great goodies. :)
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• Derby, England
2 Dec
I was very nice thank you @bluesa and I did get a few samples to take home too.
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@Fleura (6230)
• United Kingdom
30 Nov
I used to have a couple of 'mad old friends' who were devotees of Steiner so I learned about his ideas from them. Then a friend had a child who was doing badly at school so they switched to a Steiner school and she thrived, so much so that my friend then re-trained as a Steiner teacher. Do you get invited to these events because of your blogs?
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• Derby, England
30 Nov
Yes I do as I blog about natural beauty products and that is something Weleda specialise in. Re Steiner schools ... they often work for children who cannot cope with conventional schools as the work on a very different discipline technique and work ethic.
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@maezee (27902)
• United States
29 Nov
That sounds like a cool event. Enjoy it
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• Derby, England
29 Nov
Thank you it was lovely - we were all spoiled.
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@LoriAMoore (10213)
• United States
2 Dec
I'm glad you reminded me that I bought two presents for my husband that need to be wrapped.