Saturday, 17 April 2010

The Retreat

No, I didn't surrender, there was no white flag or running away. It was my creative retreat.

Before I go any further I would like to give a huge thank you to everyone that contributed to my previous post. I was, quite frankly, overwhelmed by the response. You were all there in the room with me when I ran my "How blogging changed my life" session and I hope I opened some minds to the possibilities and wonderful people out there. Blogging has shrunk the world for me and welcomed me as a member into creative and inspirational tribes.

I spent a wonderful afternoon in the presence of some fab ladies - some I knew already and others new friends to be made. We learnt hand massage, networked, explored our dreams, checked out this season's fashion styles and trends as well as the aforementioned blogging session.

This week, as I rushed from 'day job' to preparation for this event I began to question my sanity in taking on such an adventure. Why couldn't I be content pottering around the garden on a sunny Saturday or doing the supermarket shop?

Well, of course the answer was always there in my face... Because that's not me. I am happiest when pushing myself, when exploring and stretching out into the universe. I perform best with a bit of pressure. In the end it was all worth it. I enjoyed myself, my fellow organiser Tina enjoyed herself and I'm pretty certain our guests did too.

So Tina... when shall we organise the next one?
(Will I be taking it easy over the coming weeks? Not a chance... Coming up next I'm joining the Experimental Art e-Course; the Inspirational Avenue blog party (see badge in sidebar) and I'm travelling to London to meet the chicklit author Lisa Jewell when she launches her new book and spend the evening with a bunch of Mummy bloggers... Can't wait!
PS: Well, although this picture wasn't exactly the location of today's retreat - I believe in thinking big and this can be an extension of the dreamboard I created today. One day... Watch this space!


  1. Sounds like a divine time was had by all! Have a great time in london, and I am inspired to take on one or two more things...Whew! You are one busy gal!


  2. Wow!! Have fun in London! I want to go to that space in your pic!! Love it!!

  3. I am so glad your retreat turned out, it sounds fabulous. Have fun in your next venture.

  4. sounds like you had a real nice time my fren :)) way d go!!! the retreat is a really good idea you know!

  5. Sounds like a wonderful day--how could it not be. All these ladies getting together for this reason--I would have loved it!! And have a great time in London!! I'm so envious!

  6. Your retreat sounds like it was a great success!

    I enjoyed reading the previous post and seeing what blogging means to so many talented people. I was hung up on Saturday attending an event at my son's future school, so it was a lost blogging day for me. But you have got me thinking about why I love to blog!

    I envy you your trip to London! Have fun!

  7. I have to hand it to you, you have got a great wit! I probably won't be trying any of Heston's foods though..even though I consider myself a gourmet cook..LOL

  8. Sounds like you had a wonderful time at the retreat, great post.


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