Monday, 12 August 2013

This is Your Kingdom, Somerset





What happens when you invite a load of bloggers to a farm, and ply them with yoghurt and handsome chefs? This ^^^^^

This is Your Kingdom, one of my regular writing haunts, invited its south west contributors for a day out at Yeo Valley. I confess I'd been thinking it'd be all wellies and cow pats, but Yeo Valley is one of the loveliest places I've seen in a very long time; more boutique hotel than barn.

After a demo from head chef, Jaime (we saw butter churned from cream, and a fragrant, basil ice cream being made), we took a tour of their beautiful building before returning to the cafe area for lunch and silly amounts of chat. Then, we headed down to the tea room and garden, both of which are open to the public (go!). As you can imagine from a bloggy meet-up, the sound of camera shutters was loud in the air.

That was on Friday, since when I've eaten a LOT of yoghurt (we were given a very generous goodie bag and recipe book). Yeo've convinced me, Yeo Valley (sorry). When can I come back?

My fellow This is Your Kingdom contributors:
Littlegreenshed // Bristol Parenting Cafe // Circle of Pine Trees // Abigail and the Future // Decorator's Notebook // Rachel Drewer // Katherine Davies Photography // Little Miss Married // Donna Amey
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