I genuinely love to have a table full of people learning something new in my home; the teaching, the questions, the chattering and the silence all create a wonderfully positive energy which I thrive on. Hosting workshops also gives me the perfect excuse to experiment with new recipes, take pleasure in baking and enjoy creating a beautiful environment at the barn and in the garden to ensure it offers everyone a warm welcome.
I’m delighted to be hosting the following events at Oak Tree Barn in the months to come. Do click through to read a little more about each workshop. I hope to welcome you here soon!
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Artist Justine Cook works as an Interiors Consultant and Stylist alongside managing lettings for her two beautiful properties, Harp Cottage in Wales and Les Coteaux in France. Her taste and style of interiors is one that I particularly love, and I'm in good company with her thousands of Instagram followers. So, it is with great pleasure that I am hosting Justine at Oak Tree Barn to share her styling and photographic tips and tricks. She will talk about creating a calm…Find out more »
- SOLD OUT - Do you find yourself caught in certain loops in life? The situations that keep happening which you can’t help but think“Really, not again!” or “Why me”? We all have established and recurring patterns of behaviour that it is easy to attribute to some external force like “bad luck” but actually somewhere deep down we have an inkling that there might be something we are doing to attract these situations. We try to exert force to prevent…Find out more »
What makes us feel heiter (cheerful)? Autumn, creating and community! In celebration of all of that we've decided to organise the very first UK heiter event. You will get the chance to meet likeminded people from the heiter community, think about your personal "Heiterkeit" and create. In the morning, Laura, the woman behind Smallest Light, will hold an Autumn Aroma Workshop (you will learn how to make your own room atomiser). Katharina, founder & editor-in-chief of heiter magazine, will then talk you through…Find out more »
OR How to ruin a perfectly good arrangement by using the wrong vase. This workshop looks at what shapes work best for what flowers and gives you a few ideas for ways to ring the changes with your tried and tested favourite vase. And you will get to have a go yourself with what Louise calls her perfect vase – a jug!Find out more »
By knowing what goes well together, you can buy every day supermarket flowers and turn them into a truly special arrangement. This floral workshop is a combination of demonstration and hands on practice. You will see how to make four perfect arrangements: Classic White and green, vintage English Meadow for a loose mixed colour arrangement, timeless purple and white and the single colour knockout. You get to have a go at making your own hand tied posy and come away…Find out more »