Walnuts Farm and the farm bloggers

Meeting bloggers you’ve long admired from afar is a strange thing. Overwhelming and inspiring in equal measure, it can take you some time to find your groove and fit into a group full of big characters and existing friendships. This was definitely the case when I met up with a group of nine other interiors and lifestyle bloggers – Emily, Catherine, Kat, Lottie, Igor, Bridgee, Geraldine, Yvonne and Tina – for a day on Walnuts Farm, a stunning Sussex location house, for some styling, photography and fun. Our nominated hashtag for the day? #farmbloggers!

Kat's spring wreath | Growing Spaces

It was great to see everyone’s different approach to the day – some had ideas of things they wanted to shoot (I’d spent the week crafting so that I had projects to photograph), others just let themselves be inspired by the location itself, which wasn’t hard as you can see.

After the initial adjustment of being in the group, the calm of the countryside location took over, and I really enjoyed escaping from the hustle and bustle of reality for the day. Thanks to Emily for organising the trip, and to all of the farm bloggers for making it such a pleasure to be part of.

Group photographs by Kat. Back row, left to right: Kat, Yvonne, Bridgee, Lottie, Tina. Front row, left to right: Geraldine, Emily, Igor, Me, Catherine

For a different perspective on our day, there’s a sneak peek from Bridgee, Catherine’s post has some gloriously romantic shots, Kat’s written about the beautiful spring wreath she made, Emily photographed Yvonne and her new book Yvestown in the Kitchen, and Yvonne has captures the essence of the location. I can’t wait to read everyone else’s posts, too, and to see most of the group again soon at Blogtacular (Igor, we’ll miss you!). If you haven’t snapped up your ticket yet, you really should – it’s going to be awesome.



  1. April 10, 2014 / 3:18 pm

    What a lovely write up of the day! I’m so looking forward to seeing all the craft projects you photographed.

  2. Heather Young April 10, 2014 / 5:57 pm

    Thanks Catherine. The craft projects will be spaced out over the next few weeks! x

  3. April 10, 2014 / 6:45 pm

    It was such a pleasure to meet you. So curious to see all the photos you took of your styling products.

    It was a really fun day. I loved it. Look forward to seeing you at Blogtacular? x

    • Heather Young April 10, 2014 / 7:40 pm

      Definitely! Or maybe sooner as I’m hoping to go to Will’s launch next week x

  4. April 10, 2014 / 8:34 pm

    What a fun and lovely round-up, Heather! Such cool memories of a fun loaded day!! Hope to see you very soon again. Until then I will see you in our Urban Jungle Bloggers series!

    • Heather Young May 8, 2014 / 5:15 pm

      Thanks Igor! See you soon I hope. You’ll be missed at Blogtacular x

  5. August 26, 2014 / 4:53 am

    This forum needed shknaig up and you’ve just done that. Great post!

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