This is the end of my 3 months’ journey throughout Europe which started with cleaning up and refurbishing my parents’ farm to make a cosy nest for the attendants to my “France with the Flo Show” workshop.
Then it was the effervescence of the workshop itself: meeting new people, learning a lot about organising a retreat and of course about photography and videography. After that I spent a week with fabulous women having fun in Paris at the Megan Morton Paris Excursion 2017 and finally I travelled to Warsaw, Krakow, Florence, Venice, Paris, where I filmed artists in their environment.
Bibi the horse poo stack makes the best pumpkins :)
I loved every minute of it. But I’m so glad to be home now. Even if, a tad bit overwhelmed by the millions of photos and films I have to edit. So instead of panicking at night thinking, oh my god… where am I gonna start!!? I decided to create this first post on the blog. A modest one. And then step by step, petit à petit as we say, publish photos and videos I shot during all that time. There will be key recipes gathered along the way for you to have a little taste of these beautiful and rich days away from home.
There is a guilt in me for not being pro enough to publish a post a week during all that time… but my thinking brain knows it was not possible. It’s mad the work I did in the last few months: still managing my textile business every day, refurbishing a derelict farm which was much more work than I thought it would be, sleeping in 16 different bedrooms, taking tons of planes, trains, metros and buses, catching up with my family and friends, meeting new incredible people and soaking up every second of it.
So now, that I’m cosy in my Flo Shack, watching the trees of the Royal National Park from my window, I’ve made the decision to make this blog more lively, more of a base for my work, maybe less of a food blog, more of a mix, a lifestyle blog where I can talk about my food experiences of course, give my recipes, but also talk about my photographic journey, the friends I’ve made, the artists I’ve worked with.
Behind this window above, 30 days of full time work to transform a farm, uninhabited for more than 30 years, into a lovely warm space with a small budget.
So now, all I need is to be less worried about producing a perfect content, and more about simply publishing what I’ve got. Stop being paralysed by my gigantic Lightroom photo grid with way too many shots, and just plunge and choose a few random ones. I want this blog to reflect more the work I do and on a more regular basis.
For some reason I do this really well on my Instagram stories but they disappear!! It’s such a shame… All this work for nothing…
That’s me :)
I can’t wait to tell you all about my adventures, my travels, my mishaps (such as breaking my brand new Leica camera…) and sharing some French, Polish and Italian recipes I gathered along the way.
And while I’m here, I want to thank a million times, the generous souls who have faithfully followed me on Instagram all this time. The many people who have sent me very kind messages about my trips, the workshop, my projects and my photography/videography. It made the journey all the more enjoyable.
Now I’m off to edit more photos I want to share with you here. I’ve really decided to put less pressure on myself and for example, not care about chronology, to have more freedom in what I publish which means publishing more often. You might see old stuff I didn’t dare to publish because it happened a while ago. I don’t think “when” is important anymore. Let’s talk about “what” and “how” for now :)
Have a fantastic day!