Ooooh we do love the sun, don't we?
But we don't love the sun when we are indoors teaching! Gah, I caught about an hour of it this weekend but the bit I did catch was vitamin D fuelled and delish. Saying that, the indoory teachingy bit was such a good experience with Scrap-a-Mia's maiden voyage into scrapbook retreats. I thoroughly enjoyed it and the 68 students, 5 teachers and 3 organisers were such a happy and delightful group. It was such a pleasure to meet Shimelle, Cleo and Jane again even though we all spent barely 10 minutes with each other (although I did spend longer with Cleo as she helped me with my class this morning - thank you chick a loo). The food was lovely (I totally scored a free creme brulee on top!), the hotel was beautiful but most of all the girls taking the classes were such a joy to get along with.
I took hunnereds of photies, taught a class that made me break down in tears twice (more on that tomorrow) and sat and chatted to almost everyone I could manage with the short breaks between lessons.
In sum its one of the most happiest retreats I have been to in a loooooooooong time and would thoroughly recommend you try and seek out their next retreat when its announced on UKScrappers.
Im currently sat in a 400 year old hotel in Colchester that's charming if not quaint but lacking in air con. Im dripping away with barely a stitch on (dont picture that, not nice) and Im still roasting at half past midnight! This is the last of my whistle stop mini tour of the UK after Create and Craft on Friday, then Kettering, then Southampton and now Colchester. Trust me to be in the south when its the hottest day of the year. It is, by far, 3 or 4 degrees more hotter down here than up north and my pale skin is not used to it whatsoever! Still, the freckles get an outing and I get to see lots of stunning, springful countryside.
Ill catch up proper tomorrow with some lubbly pics xx