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Monday, April 07, 2008

I'm back

I'm back from holiday and should be feeling refreshed and rearing to go. Instead I'm tired and spaced out. LOL. But I had a great time on holiday. We went to Butlins Skegness for Spring Harvest, which is, for those who don't know, a Christian holiday week. There are worship services, bible teachings, seminars and lots of other stuff going on. Including kids clubs for 3 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the evening. The programme starts at 9am and there is stuff going on until 11.30pm. You obvoiusly don't have to go to everything. in the morning there is a short family worship service at 9am, then the kids go off to their clubs at 10 amfor 3 hours, while we had bible teaching for an hour, which I watched on the telly in the chalet. Then we went off to a question and answer session with the person who did the bible teaching. Then back to chalet for lunch with the kids. in the afternoon the kids had no activities but could use the Butlins Fun Fair and swimming pool and other facilities. For adults there were lots of workshops, seminars and lectures to choose from. There were lots I'd like to have done but I had to restrict it to just a few otherwise I'd been exhausted. At 7pm the kids go off to their evening club, and we went to a Worship Celebration in the Big Top marquee. This is a fantastic session with wonderful worhsip music and excellent preaching. I left the Big Top jsut before the sermon as it was better for my neck and back to watch it on the telly in the chalet than sitting on the chairs in the big top.

After that there was more seminars and lectures and late evening entertainment in the form of bands, comedy stuff etc from 10.30 to 11.30pm. Yazz (remember she had a hit with 'The only way is up' in the early 90s) was there. She's a fantastic singer and did a concert the first evening. I'd have loved to see her but I was too exhausted. She sang a song in the Big Top that evneing and she was fantastic. I did go to see Beverly Trotman (from X Factor) who is another talented singer. The problem was the band was so loud we couldn't actually hear her sing so we left halfway through. Also went to see a Christian comedian called Joe Fisher. He's hilarious. Saw his show last year too and he was just as good this year.

So alhtough I tried to pace myself and be careful I still overdid it and came home in a lot of pain. The girls went back to school today, s and most of the unpacking is done and I finished the washing today. The rest of the day I treated myself to lots of spinning and a bit of knitting.

I dug out this BFL Humbug (on the right in the pic) and have spun up a bobbin already. Searchign for an empty bobbin now so I can carry on. It's a dream to spin.

Have you seen the Sockamania socks for April yet? if not, here they are

That's also the April yarn for Sockamania PLUS. If you'd like to join in time for May hurry up over to Etsy now. May is a special month for Sockamania as we're a year old.

I'm also taking sign ups for the Lace Variety Club. I've reduced the price considerably. The clublats for 3 months and you'll receive 100gr of Merino Lace and Cashmer Lace and 110gr of Luscious Lace (Cashmere/Silk) , but not necessarily in that order. So it's a good deal especially as the Luscious Lace is not a cheap yarn but pure luxury.

1 comment:

Kerry said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic time.

I'm seriously considering the Lace Variety Club but funds are not allowing at the moment. Maybe next month.