A few weeks ago I headed to central France with team Sisterhood Camp, Cathy Jolliff and Gemma of The Quiet Heart, to do a little recce ahead of our retreat in September. In my head we were going to check out the facilities (which we did), source some great day trips for the guests and come away with a clear plan. We did all that. But what I hadn’t expected was to fall in love with this enchanting place. Lou
I often get asked why I started Sisterhood Camp. Where did my inspiration come from? Well to be honest it was started with an innocent need to connect with like minded women. To bring together all those creative women I had ‘met’ over the internet. A camp in North Devon – a chance for us to switch off from work. The majority of women I knew were in the blogging / artistic community who I had met through blogging and
Firstly, Hi! How are you? Apologies for lack of posts over here on Littlegreenshed – I seemed to have neglected this space for a few weeks. But you know, I normally write here at least 4 times a week – so what’s up? What is going on with me? Well, I’ve been busy working on my other project, SISTERHOOD. Dan and I busy building a new website, and community. There are four upcoming events, including a 4 day retreat in
Sisterhood is back for 2018, kicking off with a winter floral & food event in London. We are delighted to be teaming up with the fantastic Houzz as they open their week long pop up house. Beat those January blues by spending a day in central London, learning about flower arranging and eating delicious food in a beautiful building. Tickets went on sale last night, and already we are delighted by the response. Lou ArchellLou Archell, a writer, photographer, stylist
This coming summer it will be Sisterhood’s 3rd birthday. Sisterhood started out as a dream to bring like-minded women together, to create, support and nourish each other…. my personal dream of connection has now grown. In these past three years, Sisterhood has held four retreats and one supper, with countless creative workshops, mindful talks and experiences and a bringing together of over 200 women. Sisterhood has grown beyond that seedling of a dream in late 2014… into a beautiful tree.
Last weekend was the fourth Sisterhood retreat. Fourth! I am always blown away that this is happening, that I organise, run and host retreats for women. Badass, awesome, creative women, who travel half way round the world to come. Yes, they did, and I am in awe. Our retreat was set on solstice weekend, the height of mid summer, with hedgerows full of leafy ferns and the kitchen garden bursting with produce. A sumptuous, voluptuous time of year, with a
Spring has sprung! And all the hedgerows, parks and gardens are full of blooms. I love this time of year, the earth is laughing in flowers. Flowers and Sisterhood go hand in hand. We have a huge love of flowers, and use them not only in workshops but in the styling and decoration of events. After all a supper table without flowers would feel naked wouldn’t it? Lou ArchellLou Archell, a writer, photographer, stylist and founder of Littlegreenshed. A UK
So we are officially in SPRING! It may be still blooming cold, and chucking it down with rain – but hey, at least Winter is behind us. Time to look forward to the warmer months. And so, as Tolstoys quote says, now is the time to plan for things to do in the upcoming months – so if you fancy celebrating Spring and all it’s floral bounty, then I have something you might be interested in… Lou ArchellLou Archell, a writer,