Sunday 10 February 2013

Miss Sue Flay Presents... Blogfest 2013




9:30am - 5:15pm

Venue: A Secret Cambridgeshire Location Approx 
6 Miles from Cambridge City Centre
(Emailed to you closer to the event to keep it exciting ; ) 

For the next few days 
- You can book and bring a friend along for FREE - so just £35 per person, just email for more info! 
or simply  Click here 

Following the success of the very first Blogfest, hosted by myself, Miss Sue Flay... We return with a jam packed, full day event which brings together bloggers, creatives, writers and a panel of inspiring and motivating guest speakers from all areas of the blogging, writing & social media world. It's a networking event with inspiration punching at you with every minute of the day... of course, cake is involved too!
As well as learning new skills, hearing amazing and smile-inducing experiences & stories in a very relaxed & informal venue, you will be able to network with your fellow guests and speakers throughout a busy day in a secret Cambridgeshire location!

There will be some very exciting catering to keep you fueled throughout, including a cooked breakfast of bacon sandwiches and good old tea & coffee to kick start your day, followed by various treats & food-based shenanigans during your stay with us! - Trust us, this is a day not to be missed!



09:30 - 10:00 - Registration & Bacon Butties on Arrival
( (V) on request, please mention when booking)

10:00 - 10:15 - Welcome from Miss Sue Flay...

Of "The Secluded Tea Party" & an Intro into her Blogging world, of which she is stupidly addicted to, including an unhealthy obsession with Twitter & Pinterest... But it helps to get her name out there, inspires her magazine columns (of which she writes for The "Cambridgeshire Journal Magazine") & helps to gain her TV appearances, such as the "BBC One Show" & "Escape to the Country" of which she is very proud of!

10:15 - 11:15 - Guest Speaker: ReeRee Rockette of "Rockalily"...
Creating your social media strategy - from basics to upping your game

ReeRee Rockette returns to The Secluded Tea Party's Blogfest for her second time as a guest speaker, Motivating the room with her passion for doing business in her own way, and her more recent opening of her own hair salon (despite not being a hairdresser). She'll share her love and mild addiction to social media and marketing, and hopefully inspire you with her knowledge, thoughts & advice on all aspects of pimping your own business as she talks about her journey from blog to brand.

ReeRee Rockette believes that we live the life we choose, so when she got bored with her teaching career, she decided to change it. From being a blogger, to starting a lipstick brand, to running a business group and now opening a hair salon, she's ambitious and driven to succeed.

11:15 - 11:30 - Q & A 

11:30 - 11:40 - Tea & Coffee Top Up
& cake with Chris Holmes aka "MR CAKE"
A Cambridge-based cake maker who has recently hit the headlines with his cakes... 

Not only is the very talented Chris Holmes (Better known as Mr Cake) a cake maker and supplier to venues such as South Farm in Wendy, The Gog Magog Farmshop and now The Secluded Blogfest.. He has trained in kitchens with Gordon Ramsay, Marcus Wareing and as a pastry chef for Cambridge's own Michelin Starred Midsummer House. Chris will be providing cake for elevenses to keep guests fueled until lunchtime!  

He recently handed his notice in with his day job in sensational style... 

11:40 - 12:40 - Guest Speaker: Deepa Mistry of "Lazy Giraffe Jewellery"...
My blogging journey & finding your blogging niche

Friend of "The Secluded Tea Party" from the very first event, Deepa has supported my events and workshops and has been a constant source of inspiration for new themes and ideas and shes my go to girl for the best food recipes, reviews and her gorgeous homemade jewellery, she is a lady of many talents and is the perfect motivator for talking about how to find your blogging niche to set you apart from others. She will talk about how she started blogging, what she blogs about she plans to inspire the room by opening up into a group discussion to help the ideas flow. 

12:40 - 12:55 - Q & A

12:55 - 13:55 - Lunch with Andy & Alexa: "The Clandestine Gourmet"...
... A Cambridge-based Supperclub in the heart of our City!

These superb underground supperclub hosts in Cambridge are ones to watch! Their worldly food is at a very high restaurant standard and their friendly service is impeccable. We are thrilled to announce that this years' Secluded Blogfest will be serving lunch with The Clandestine Gourmet team whilst you get the chance to grab a leg stretch and a chance to get networking whilst you nibble. 

You can read more about their Norwegian Supperclub, of which Miss Sue Flay has been to this year, it was fantastic! 

13:55 - 14:55 - Guest Speakers: Tom & Lina: "Liquid Photo"...
Photography and Imagery - The good, the bad & the not so ugly

Following lunch, we will be talking with Lina & Tom of Liquid Photo. They will be on hand to discuss how to bring your personality out to your audience through the photos on your blog and what you need to consider when using other people's images. Not only do Lina & Tom own debatably Cambridge's most beautiful feline friend, they are a local duo who take fun & vibrant photos for events, weddings & corporate needs, including previous "Secluded Tea Party" events. Look out for their special Blogfest offer to create a great headshot for your blog on the day!

14:55 - 15:10 - Q & A

15:10 - 15:15 - A quick walk back to the main Theatre ; ) 

15:20 - 16:00 - Guest Speaker: Lynn Hill: "The Clandestine Cake Club"...
From Blogging to Book Publishing

A tale of cakey proportions and one woman's dream to conquer the world with cake. Not cupcakes, brownies, doughnuts, flapjacks or pies... 

Just the good ol' fashioned CAKE. As well as creating this international franchise from one blogging idea, with over 150 clubs worldwide, Lynn has also created "National Cake Week" and is a fellow Pop-up Tea Hostess. Her new book, of the same theme hits the book shelves on Valentines Day and features Miss Sue Flay's very first published recipe, amongst hundred of other recipes created by the Cake Club Members themselves, it's a book to own and bring along for a signature ; )

16:00 - 16:15 - Q & A & Introduction to our very own "CCC" 
for Blogfest 2013...

16:15 - 17:15 - A very special "(C)landestine (C)ake (C)lub" event
with Tea & Coffee to re-fill 
And a chance to network whilst you nibble on cakes galore! 

17:15 - 17:20 - A thank you and goodbye from Miss Sue Flay
& her fabulous Guest Speakers...

There will be more information on our guest speakers, schedule & plans 
over the coming weeks... 

Book our EARLY BIRD TICKETS until the end 
of February for just 
£70 per person 
(£85 per person thereafter) 

To include all food, drink, workshops and a few goodies too!... Available to 
anybody, male, female, professional or just-for-fun bloggers & writers! 

With regret, no refunds once booked, so be sure to come along
 and enjoy our superb event .

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Any questions please do email Miss Flay directly 

As well as giving you the chance to bring your laptops along and make use of the WIFI access at my top secret country hide out to write a blog posttweet and facebook your friends & followers live from the event... OR if you are new to blogging even get started with your first blog using the expertise & knowledge surrounding you. 
Why not even get snap happy with your cameras in this inspiring countryside location? ....

Not only using my special guests as inspiration, but using your fellow guests to chat to and help get you excited about blogging, whatever point you are at in the blogging world : )  

(Should you also wish to offer/use a car/taxi share, 
please contact Miss Sue Flay to help you find this with your fellow guests) 

We hope to see you at this fantastic bloggers' event 
-  grab a ticket fast!

Miss Sue Flay 

For more info on Deepa at Lazy Giraffe and her talk for this event, click here.

For more info on Tom & Lina at Liquid Photo and their talk for this event, click here.
For more info on ReeRee Rockette and her talk for this event, coming soon!

For more info on Lynn Hill and her talk for this event, click here.


  1. Sounds great! Well, it's always the same ... two things at the same time ... impossible.

  2. This sounds very exciting - shall have to see if I can get 'time off' for good hehaviour :)

  3. I bet the first thing to be said on the day is you must be able to spell (LOL)

    1. Haha we knew what you meant my lovely ; )
      Hope you can join us... it's one NOT to miss, believe us!... Lots of surprises planned for this event!

  4. I've cleared my calendar and am very excited about this. :) A couple of questions: does the price include lunch or will we need to buy it from Steak and Honour separately? And are tickets transferrable to another name if one can't make it?

    I'm going to a blogging conference in April and will be very interested to see what each event is like!

  5. Hi Rachel, Yes the price includes food, cake, hot drinks and you won't need to spend a penny of your hard earned cash with the lovely Leo, it's all settled ; )
    Tickets can be transferred to a different name on discussion with myself, should the situation arise, no problem at all.
    Can't wait to meet you there my lovely : ) Miss Sue Flay!