Monday, May 19, 2008

Relaxation at it's best

We've just spent the weekend at Scargill House up in the Yorkshire Dales in a place called Kettlewell. Have you seen the film Calendar Girls? If you have, then you will be familiar with the village of Kettlewell.
Scargill House is a mile and a quarter out of Kettlewell, and is a Christian retreat. We went as a group of friends, 6 adults and associated childre from 2 to 7 years old. No Christian affiliation but most of us are church goers in some shape or form. Scargill is in the middle of nowhere really, no mobile phones can get a signal, and all you can hear outside is sounds of nature. Perfect for a nice quiet weekend.
As soon as we arrived, I could feel the stress draining away. I have been feeling very stressed out again lately, so it was exactly what we needed. The girls had plenty of playmates, and as we were the only residents over the weekend, we had free run of the place. The food is out of this world, really delicious, and all included in the price too, so no worrying about cooking for a whole weekend!
I read a whole book while we were there, Snakehead by Anthony Horowitz. Shows how relaxed I was really. No crafting done, but there's time for that this week. I'm on a mission to get my craft room tidy again, it has got very out of control. Time to purge some stuff I think, so wish me luck!
Some pictures of the weekend to share, lots of smiling faces which is great.


anita said...

w wonderful that you have a 'calm' place to go and enjoy.


maryroberts said...

What a wonderful sounding retreat! We all need to take time out of the rat race sometimes and sounds like you had a very relaxing and peaceful recharge of your batteries!

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