Below are comments from over 50 people who have written in to us by email, Twitter and Facebook following The Summer House 2013. We won't be associating any names with the feedback but if you wrote any of the comments and want it removed, just say the word and we'll delete. Also if you have constructive criticism please do contact us as we are keen to improve for future events.

 

"The Summer House was indeed a truly magical, uplifting, playful and safe gathering. the best atmosphere we could have wished for."

 

"Still trying to process just how wonderful this weekend was... I feel blissful and happy and knackered in the best way possible. Here's to the next one...please say it will be soon!"

 

"Like the best family reunion ever"

 

"What a wonderful weekend. I would like to thank everybody involved in putting this together and all the beautiful people i had the fortune to chat to....This weekend will be forever in my heart"

 

"One of the most blissful experiences of my life"

 

"We had a lovely time and met some really great people. Fun, fun, fun... Thanks to all involved"

 

"Exhausted and about the happiest I've been for several years"

 

"Sitting in my hammock back home, watching the sun go down, remembering the bliss of The Summer House Weekend. Love you people."

 

"Still at the venue, not in a rush to end one of the most enjoyable weekends of my life. Thanks to the 250 people who all made it feel so right"

 

"It was a stupendously beautiful weekend. I am looking forward forward to next year already, and I know I am far, far from the only one."

 

"Thanks for an amazing party, it was really special. I didn't think it could get better than last year but damn I was wrong!"

 

"Lots to reflect on. Wonderful, intimate, affirming, exciting weekend. Thank you"

 

"Thanks - great job. Can we possibly have an extra day [and night!] next time...? x"

 

"Thank you to everyone for making me feel so welcome at my first event like this, for being so gracious and warm and open, for all the selfless and patient help with my wheels - getting me up and down stairs and all around. I was deeply moved and thought-provoked by so many conversations and connections. I have much to reflect on and absorb: the weekend has shifted how I feel about my injury, how I perceive my changed body. A beyond words experience: thank you"

 

"Had a blissful weekend at The Summer House and made lots of beautiful connections. Now I need to get my head into "real world" mode and get ready for work tomorrow!"

 

"Thank you so much for an amazing weekend in the company of friendly, creative people! Still feeling blissed out!"

 

"It was a fabulous venue, some really unique events and workshops to enjoy as well as wonderful people and special moments that will definitely be lasting memories."

 

"Thank you for an amazing weekend! We met some lovely camp buddies and already made plans for reunions"

 

"I just want to tell you that I had a really special time. This weekend was something unique for me. It's the first time I have really really felt at home, free, welcome and most important of all, for an insecure chap, wanted."  

 

"A wonderful way to celebrate birthdays AND community!! Xx"

 

"Thanks for one of the most wonderful and fun filled loving weekends ever. Love to you all. "

 

"Thank you for the most amazing weekend! Absolutely tremendous *barely able to speak*"

 

"Thank you so much for this, had a fantastic weekend, everyone was so open and friendly. I think my abiding memory will be turning up there after the most hellish drive on friday and feeling the tension melt away as we rounded the corner and saw the lake, closely followed by losing all our clothes and partaking in aforementioned lake in the evening sunshine  Thank you one and all for making it such a great space and community experience!"

 

"Wow. A weekend beyond belief with an incredible group of beautiful people. So much gratitude to the team who made it all happen. xxx"

 

"What a fantastic weekend. Perfect setting, great atmosphere and lovely people- thanks to everyone who made it happen."

 

"That. Was. Amazing. Just got home and feeling more calm, warm, and relaxed than I have for a very very long time. So many smiles, so many new friends, so much fun."

 

"Great weekend, or the greatest weekend? #TooGoodCantCope"

 

"Had the very greatest time at @SummerHouseWKND. Now a bit dazed and smiley. Where’s the sauna gone? Why is everyone glum?"

 

"Amazing event: inspirational, creative, playful & warm. Can't wait for next event x"

 

"Pretty dreamy. Magical weekend."

 

"Verdict from @SummerHouseWKND: surreal. Beautiful. Inclusive. Daunting. Exciting."

 

"Just ran into a couple that met during one of our speed dating events. Catherine Crawley, our work is done... for now"

 

"Such a wonderful and open minded gathering of people in a beautiful country home with luscious green rolling hills, a refreshingly cold lake for oodles of skinny dipping, the nicest hot tubs (even scented with jasmine crystals!), and fire dancers, aerialists & fireworks to top it all off. I feel very privileged to have taken part, and yes the atmosphere finally worked its magic and found even me (almost) naked rolling around having some frisky summer fun."

 

"I don't know what to say about The Summer House Weekend that would do it justice. Easily one of thej best weekends of my life. I left feeling both exhausted but also strangely energised."

 

"The most amazing intense exciting lascivious colourful UNPRETENTIOUS and inclusive weekend filled with truly beautiful people"

 

"Such a wonderful, beautiful amazing weekend"

 

"An event like no other"

 

"It was special beyond belief"

 

"A very deep weekend"

 

"What a wonderful party. I'm still smiling, despite the achey muscles! I hope to carry some of the bounciness that infected me all weekend into my everyday life"

 

"It blew my mind out of my brains"

 

"What a blinding weekend. Thank you to everyone who made it so incredible."

 

"We had a fantastic time and met some awesomely lovely people. Lots of fun and brilliant atmosphere"

 

"Thanks for the weekend. It was a fabulous venue, some really unique events and workshops to enjoy as well as wonderful people and special moments that will definitely be lasting memories."

 

"An utterly extraordinary experience"

 

"I met some wonderful people and had an interesting and fun-filled time."

 

"Such a wonderful weekend, I had a wonderful time and met lots of lovely new people"

 

"Well that was amazing! Thank you to the wonderful organisers for a fab party last night!"

 

"Back home, grinning like a Cheshire cat, smelling ripe in the best possible way. Thank you all. Beautiful people "

 

"Hello lovelies! I had a glorious time with all you beautiful creatures, it felt like the best of everything all in one place thanks to all involved, lots of love and happy landing"

 

"Thanks for a wonderful weekend - OMG - wow. Well done to the organisers. Thanks to lots of amazing people for just people simply beautiful in lots of different ways. Hopefully see some of you again sometime."

 

"Thank you so much everyone for the relaxed & gorgeous weekend - the grounds & cedarwood hot tubs were spectacular. Not to mention the people!"

 

"A weekend to roundly cherish, at the Summer House, thanks to Tobias and friends. Am floating on clouds of cotton candy and bliss, and to top it all off, have fallen in even deeper love with my Liebling. Lalalalalala *skipping through the foliage hand in hand with ridiculously happy smiles on our face*"

 

"Thank you for creating a weekend so brimming with love. I think you nudged a fair few lives in an even more positive direction this weekend, I know you did for me and for that I'll always be grateful. Thank you Tobias for bringing together the most wonderful team to create one of the best weekends of my life."

 

"Thank you for an astoundingly relaxed and fun-filled weekend. It was everything we could have hoped for and more. You are an organiser extraordinaire and I take my flowery hat off to you and your crew(s) and to every single guest who made this event so cherishably special, contributing to the creation of an enormously safe space and heightened state of absolute light-filled wonderment & chillaxed bliss. Ahhhhh! Sending a blast of love your way in gratitude and appreciation! "

 

"Being in such a welcoming safe space was a privilege and really helped me find pieces of myself I thought had gone missing years ago. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, my fiance and I had a magical, relaxing experience"

 

"Thanks for a truly amazing weekend, stacked with moments of utter perfection and profound communication. Very special indeed!  Thanks to all the crew for extraordinary dedication and making it happen.  Hope you're bathing in the afterglow"

 

"Still at the venue, not in a rush to end one of the most enjoyable weekends of my life. Thanks to the 250 people who all made it feel so right"