wow … what a weekend!! I attended the very first retreat put on by Scrapbook Getaways which was held at Morning Glory, Wedderburn, NSW, Australia. It did help that the two ladies running this new venture are very good friends of mine and they also asked me to demonstrate some of my Stampin Up products – how could I say no?? and why would i want to say no??
There were about 25 of us all there just to sit, chat and crop all weekend. Here we are sitting on the steps of the Homestead (old dormitory) and as you can see the sun is brightly shining on our faces – if you really need to know I’m the one in the middle in the turquoise jumper. Rose-Anne took along her ‘shop’ and as usual had lovely new goodies to tempt us all there but I was a good girl and only spent $20 at the shop.
I had been to this camp site before and have fond memories there from attending Youth Camps with the Reformed Churches of Australia many many moons ago and remembered how it was all set up and the shower block everyone showered in and the dormitory that everyone slept in – well I must say that in the short 25 or so years its been since i was there they have done wonders on the site. The kitchen even has a dishwasher now so no more KP!! The cabins all have ensuites AND heating (now heating is a good thing and very important for old bods like me). Where the old dormitory is being converted to rooms with a kitchen and a hall in the middle. They moved the emu’s to the other side of the main hall and have paved areas for walking and such. I really do think that the girls couldnt have picked a better spot for their first retreat – the food was great and the service was excellent.
Well we all got on with our cropping and I even managed to do 3 layouts in 2 days which is more than I’ve done in a month! Here is one of them – featuring Miss Emily at last years Education Day display doing line dancing – the things they teach in schools these days!! LOL
As you can see I was a little productive! I still have to make some finishing touches to one layout and then take a pic of them so I can share them with you all.
The next venture by Scrapbook Getaways is a bus trip on June 30 from Penrith to Sydney and back again so if you would like some information on that just email me and I’ll pass it onto the girls to give you all the details or you can join their Yahoogroup to keep updated with all the goss and whats coming up … their group is listed in my links over on the right.