Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Plate to Page Somerset, and the Little Red House in the Big Forest

So much has happened in the past few weeks that I really don't know where to start.

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!




26 comments:

  1. That's so exciting about the move. I wish you all the luck in the world. And if your photos get any better I may have to eat my computer!!

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  2. We follow each other on Foodbuzz and I've just had the chance to read your blog. How fun! Your workshop sounds great and can't wait to follow you to Sweden!

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  3. Sweden! That's great!! Lovely pictures by the way :)

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  4. Huge adventures happening in your life! Can't wait to follow along here and see what happens next.

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  5. Your photos are absolutely gorgeous...sounds like you had such a wonderful time at P2P. And good luck with the move, how absolutely incredibly exciting!

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  6. what lovely pics! well done! and all the best for your big move!

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  7. Lovely Pics Ruth! I would love to have a slice of this chocolate cake with berries now... :)

    All the best for your move to Sweden, hope the House-Interview was successful :)

    xoxo, Juliane

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    1. Thanks Juliane! Yes! We got the house! We're so happy about it. And thanks for remembering! xx

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  8. I am so so happy that we got to snag a weekend out of your very busy and adventurous life! It was such a pleasure to get to know you and I will indeed be following your adventures! We did have such a fabulous group at P2P Somerset - great fun and all of you did such amazing work! This post proves that with the lovely writing and beautiful photos! How I wish P2P could have lasted a week! Good luck with the move! HUG!

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    1. Thanks Jamie! I really enjoyed it and wouldn't have missed it for the world!

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  9. Gorgeous photos, I can't wait to hear more about the weekend! So looking forward too to following all your adventures.

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  10. Wishing all the best on you new home. Nice pictures!

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  11. What a beautiful blog and I love the name!

    Just followed you, looking forward to more yummy posts :)

    Can you please tell me how you added the "read more" function on your posts? Been wondering for ages!!

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    1. Hi Rosie, you just need to add a 'jump break' at the point you want to cut the post short. There are tutorials online, take a look here - it might help! http://www.bloggerbuster.com/2009/09/how-to-add-bloggers-read-more-function.html

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    2. Thanks SO much :)

      Thanks for following me back too! Foodies fest was fab, very very lucky in Brighton, there are a few throughout the year x

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  12. Vilka fina bilder Ruth! Vi längtar till ni kommer till Sverige! Kram

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  13. Your photos are beautiful Ruth :)!

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  14. The workshop sounds fantastic! Good luck on the move, and I look forward to reading about your new adventures in Sweden!! :)

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  15. wow you're moving to sweden? that's exciting! I look forward to hearing more from you then!

    p.s. workshop sounds fab, I wish I had such a brilliant opportunity! the photos are looking especially gorgeous.

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  16. Dear Ruth, Congratulations on your move. I wish you all the best. Beautiful cake!
    Blessings dear. Catherine

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  17. Wonderful photos and pleased to have found your blog too. Good luck with your move, so exciting!

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  18. That is quite exciting! I'm sure your move will provide you with plenty of material for the site, to say the least. I've always wanted to take a class or course like the one you've described, not only to improve my skills, but also to meet other bloggers in my area. Best of luck to you, your husband, and your adorable pup!

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  19. I nominated you for the :Awesome Blogger" Award!
    http://gcsauciertastethefood.blogspot.com/2012/07/southern-peach-cobbler-and-award.html?

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  20. Oh, how I wish I could attend a blogger's photo seminar ... it looks as if you have soaked up a lot in those few days! Love the cake and berries shots and the spargel on the wooden board shots!

    Best of luck making your Swedish move ... how exciting! The best times are the busy times, right?

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  21. I hope you are having a great time! Must be exciting starting in a new country, good luck!

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