As if a weekend of workshops on food styling, photography and writing in Somerset wasn't exciting enough, I had to top it with moving out of our home the following weekend. We've moved to an interim home, a kind of holding bay, in preparation to move to Sweden in 6 weeks.
Yes. You heard right!
The photos you see here were taken at Plate to Page 2012.
I can't possibly corral all my thoughts about it into one post, so this will be the first of a few, each concentrating on a different aspect of the weekend.
Plate to Page is a weekend of workshops with a focus on food, and is a brilliant collaboration between four experts in their fields. Meeta and Ilva shared their substantial technical and creative knowledge during our sessions on photography and styling, while Jeanne and Jamie made all of us - even the doubters - fall in love with writing. I was inspired by each one of our four hosts.
I have to admit that I also fell in love with my Plate to Page comrades in the class of 2012. Having arrived as strangers from many different lands (Switzerland, Egypt, Spain, the USA, Germany, Austria and the UK to be precise), we left as a group of friends. Alexandra, Barbara, Djanira, Francoise, Jo, Juliane, Nitin, Rim, Spandana and Wendy - a massive thank you goes out to all of you for making it a really fantastic experience!
I have so much more to say, but I'll have to share it another day.
And finally, about the move. My husband and I (plus our fur baby) will be moving from Hebden Bridge, UK, to A Little Red House in the Big Forest, Sweden, sometime in July.
So if you are following this blog, or following @breadmilkblog on twitter, you can come along with us to the Little Red House in the Big Forest, and share our adventure! I promise there'll be plenty of cake and berries!