Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Our First Retreat.............

..............WAS GREAT!!!! Wooohoo, we had such a blast I cannot even tell you, I met some wonderful people (HELOOOO LADIES if you're reading this **waves madly**) and didn't want to come home, I could have easily spend a whole week with them. The classes were really well received and I was so relieved, because to tell you the truth I always worry when designing classes, I worry they won't be good enough, challenging enough, teach enough you get my drift, so to have positive feedback was great and of course very reassuring. Natalie and Zoe designed some fabulous classes themselves, in fact I so wish I could have sit down and make them myself, but as it happened we had plenty of running about when we were not teaching so I didn't get a chance. The venue was perfect, the rooms were gorgeous ( you even got a pillow menu to choose from- v. decadent), food was delicious and plentyfull all in all it was PERFECT> We had positive feedback from the delegates and I am pleased to tell you that we are doing it ALL OVER AGAIN. The next one will be in February (Guildford same venue, exact dates to be confirmed in a few days), and we also decided to do one a bit more central for those who expressed an interest but the travelling put them off, we are talking March in Stratford. YAY!!

I have put together a photo collage from the weekend, I have to say there were not many pictures taken on my camera, I have been so busy LOL. The main picture shows the table settings, top left sweet Cate who is pregnant with her first baby and wore a super cute t-shirt that said **Baby under construction**, bottom left a picture of the pillow gifts which consisted of a stamped tile topped with an aromatherapy candle, then various classes, packed kits, Christmas ornaments that were used to decorate the tables for the Christmas party on Saturday night ( I am sure there are photos of me and Nat dressed as father Christmas and Mrs. Christmas, I was the later and those suits were really hot). It was a wonderful weekend and best of all I left having made new friends and left with memories that I will treasure forever and I cannot wait for the next one. I will see you again very soon hugs Monica xxx
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5 comments :

Steph said...

YAY! I should be able to make the Stratford one, yippee! It looks like you and the ladies had such a fabulous weekend. I'm looking forward to hearing more about it soon. x

Blueangel Crafts said...

I'm famous!
Love your blog Monica. Thanks for the great classes over the last weekend

Jackie said...

Looks like you had a great time Monica...tfs!!!

Linzi said...

please keep me posted on the stratford one - it's much closer to home do i'll hopefully be able to come along!

AuroraDawn said...

Looks like you all had a fab time, I wish I could have joined you. Only one thing wrong with this post - Needs more/bigger photos LOL

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