Wednesday, May 23, 2012
I’m coming down after a fantastic time in the UK. The third edition of From Plate to Page Somerset happened and blew by so fast I still need time to gather my thoughts and go through the images I took over the weekend. Over on Twitter and Facebook we were fairly active sharing a lot of the weekend. I loved being able to capture the weekend in snapshots via Instagram and thought you might enjoy a snapshot trip with me too. Once I have sorted through my thoughts and photos I will share a more detailed report with proper images. In the meantime here is what I got up to with my gorgeous partners, Ilva, Jeanne, and Jamie.
Braved it through the London tube from Heathrow to where Jeanne lives. The next day we took a wrong turn on our way to Somerset and landed slap bang in the middle of London city traffic! But I was not complaining as I got to see a few of my favorite sights again, including the impressive Big Ben.
We did make it to Somerset after driving around in circles a few times, but in the end we found Meare Court, our own little 18th century Manor House for the weekend.
Fortified after a quiet breakfast for four, Ilva, Jeanne and Jamie got ready to welcome our participants.
Spoiled by our sponsors we always had a glass of cider, a flute of prosecco or a glass of red wine not far from our reach.
It was not all drinking though, we put our participants through a lot of hard work to get them to come out of their comfort zone and think out of the box.
Being a Food Photography, Styling and Writing Workshop there is always plenty of food and our Plate to Page Somerset sponsors were uber generous. There was plenty of divine products and incredible food throughout the weekend thanks to our sponsors, some of the meals were cooked on an old AGA.
Our Plate to Page Tuscany alumni, Hayley of Delectable Diary created some stunning dishes using the AGA on Sunday. Her most adorable partner, Sebastian joined her and together they were a winning and most dashing team ever. Thank you Hayley and Sebastian.
Our Class of Somerset, who came from as far as Egypt and as close Durley, UK, were funny, talkative, talented and full of power. Once again this has got to be the best part of it all - meeting so many fantastic people and coming away with new friends.
Then there is also the incredible loot I always come back with from our workshops. I am sure no other workshop or conference can boast of so many quality and fantastic goodies making the Plate to Page goodie bags bulge to the brim.
See you all next week. We have a long bank holiday weekend here and I look forward to spending time with the family. Hope you all have a great relaxing weekend.
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