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