Half the World Away

You know I have a policy of saying yes to the fun opportunities which come my way. It took me longer than it should have (oh but what if I’m too busy in April?) to say yes to a day of fun, food, photography and friends.

It turns out a day away from my desk is exactly what I needed.

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Ten of us headed down to a shoot house in Sussex called Walnuts Farm with the aim of capturing images for our blogs. I took four projects to photograph which is just as well because I spent all of the rest of my time chatting rather than capturing the beautiful surroundings.

I haven’t tackled my blog photos in this way before but I really found getting a group of shots nailed incredibly satisfying. It also means I have a couple of recipes and a big secret sewing reveal to post over the next couple of weeks as well as the wreath and chair (24 hours left on the giveaway!) I posted last week.

It does feel good knowing I have posts queued up for what is set to be my busiest month ever. I could be tempted to do this regularly!

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Being in such beautiful surroundings really made me think about my home. I’ve mentioned a few times that we have only done what really needed doing in our house and the rest is on a vague one day list.

I’m looking at our home with new eyes and thinking about what I can do now instead. I have a few projects in mind for this summer not to mention the culmination of Project Garden so stay tuned for some interior developments!

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As you can imagine having a group of friends with blogs makes for lots of fun. Igor made this cute collection of pink using some of my props (and props to The Hambledon for hooking me up, more on that soon) alongside the gorgeous drinks Heather brought for lunch.

I was really interested to see the different way people approached their photographs. There was lots of Instagramming and if you search for the #farmbloggers hashta you can find everyone’s photos. I could swear I didn’t spot Lottie with the camera once but boy did she capture some beauties.

Farm Bloggers Housewife Confidential Yvestown Little Star Blog Oyster & Pearl Colour Living Little Big Bell The Start Up Wife Happy Interiors Blog Growing Spaces Lily and Frank

Such a perfect day; working away at my favourite hobby, relaxing over a bring & share lunch and chatting like there was no end in sight. We even got silly for the last photo of the day – a fully propped and chickened up group shot.

Oh yes, this is the kind of day we should say yes to. A day of friends and creativity which leaves you filled up.

You will find lots more photos over at YvonneIgorLottieEmilyHeatherBridgeeGeraldineCatherine and Tina’s blogs!

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  • Reply Hollie@MiaFleur April 16, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Looks like such a fun day! I saw some of the pics last week through Twitter. Definitely looks like the sort of day we should all have more often!

  • Reply City Coastal Lifestyle April 20, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    What a brilliant day out, the kind of day out I would wallow in! I live in Sussex too !
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  • Reply Heather April 30, 2014 at 9:05 am

    I finally got over here to comment. Better late than never, eh? I agree that I really enjoyed getting a load of projects photographed so that I can queue them up on the blog, and it’s something I’m really keen to do again. Once Blogtacular is over we’ll need a new focus, so we can start planning the next meet up! x
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