Hello again.

I thought I’d just share my spring cushion for a bit of cheerfulness first. I hope you like it. I’m loving my hyacinths they are just coming out and smell wonderful. You either love them or hate them but I think they are just glorious.


We had a really lovely relaxing Escape here a few days ago on our midweek retreat day so I want to give you a flavour of what we do.

I always enjoy meeting our mix of guests, usually some regulars and some new friends. Sometimes though you get that special feeling when everyone really gets on well and the group gels. Chat flows, hooky skills are shared, cake is eaten and the realities of everyday life float out of the window.

Do you ever feel like everyone wants a little piece of you and you have no space for yourself? I’m sure we all do. The phone demands, the washing needs doing, the string of little jobs niggle in your mind. That day job simply takes up too much of your time, even if it’s a job you love. Sounds familiar?

On Escape days our aim is to provide a relaxing space in time and place where you can indulge in some ‘me’ time surrounded by beautiful crochet and yarny colourfulness. Just bring your project and settle down.


Don’t worry if you’re a beginner as we’ll get you started. We have plenty of hooks to borrow and lots of colours of double knit available too.

What’s more important the crochet or the food? I sometimes wonder!

If you like homemade and delicious then so do we. Meals made for you what bliss!

Let me introduce our resident cook/butler David. He appears with the tea, coffee or hot chocolate and serves lunch in the conservatory. It’s homemade too, soft white rolls, cheesy bread, soup, then a main course and cake or pud. Mmmm!

Staying awake in the afternoon can be a struggle and I’ve seen guests eyeing up the B&B beds! But it’s back to work getting on with our crochet projects as the time flies by. Everyone says the days go too quickly as we break for the final cuppa.

A little piece of hooky heaven, that’s what we are all about.

I would love it if you leave me a comment on your idea of hooky heaven. Better still come and join in for a day, I’d love to meet you.

Bye for now, Gillian

Hooky Heaven

6 thoughts on “Hooky Heaven

  • February 14, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    I can thoroughly recommend a crochet day with Gillian and David. Whenever I’ve been I find that the outside world is left behind as you come through the door and for a few blissful hours you can relax and crochet to your heart’s content! The food really is exceptional and Gillian and David are the perfect hosts. You can be sure I’ll be back!……. (frequently!)

    • February 15, 2017 at 10:40 am

      Hi Shawn, thank you so much for that. We always love having you here.

  • February 15, 2017 at 9:41 am

    I love the look of Hyacinths , but sadly the smell does not agree with me.

    • February 15, 2017 at 10:41 am

      That’s a shame. It’s such a heady scent but I’ve met a few people who don’t care for it.

  • February 15, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    It sounds like heaven. I’m just trying to teach myself to crochet but have to admit it’s not going very well. I had a brain bleed and two strokes 18 months ago and struggle to multi task . Which means trying to watch a tutorial and crochet is a struggle. This leads me on to my question of do you cater for disabled people. Thank you x

    • February 15, 2017 at 3:11 pm

      Hi Michelle lovely to hear from you. Yes we do cater for less able guests. We have a ground floor room and a ramp to the house. You would be most welcome. One of my very best friends has had similar life changing times happen to her so we are very used to that. If you want to message with any specific needs I’ll see if I can answer them.


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