The Three Witches. Your choice of title.

Yesterday we had a stall at the Dickensian Fayre in Polegate. Quite a lively affair as it turns out. I didn't know there were that many people in Polegate. The queue for Santa reached along from the Council Offices (where we had our stall) to the Railway Crossing. There was a choir, mini train rides for the kids, Roasted Chestnuts and Morris Dancers. We were asked to dress in Dickensian Costume but not many of us did, sadly. We looked a right load of twits I have to say, but the Bonnet and Cape suited Angie. Liz was not too impressed with her lace cap. It was bitterky cold and Angie gave up after a while and went back to open up the shop again. Liz and I braved it, along with her grandchildren Chloe and Emily, but after they went I was so cold my fingers turned white so I must admit I didn;t see it through to the end.

here are some of the pictures:

Angie in her bonnet
me looking like Mrs Squeers
lesley from the Newsagents in my wee Willie Winkie nightie
Obviously the Morris Dancers.
As I walked down the garden path yesterday this little toadstool (or mushroom) caught my eye. It had sucjh a pretty pattern on it and I have never seen one like it before. It stood all alone, ahhhhh, by the side of the path so I rushed in to get my camera before it disappeared.

Certainly is. They are like buses. None then 2 come along at once.

This one is in September - 15th and 16th 2012 to be exact. It will be at The High Beech Hotel in St Leonards, East Sussex. This is a nice hotel and is being redecorated at present. They have a new manageress and chef and they seem to be trying to upgrade the hotel. There is plenty of parking at the front of the hotel and the cropping room is a large room with a tea/coffee station so that you can get hot drinks (and squash) all day.

It will run from 10am to 10pm on Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sunday. If the ladies who teach are willing we will have some optional classes for you too.

The hotel will provide a light lunch on Saturday, something like Lasagne and salad and a dessert and Roast Beef or Pork on Sunday with dessert and a 3 course meal on Saturday Evening.

The cost for this weeknd will be £75.00 per person, but you don't have to pay until the end of July next year, so plenty of time to save up.
Cardinal Colours Weekend Crop

As we will not be having a Retreat next year we have been asked if we would hold a weekend crop, so here are the details

When: 31March 2012-1 April 2012

Where: Stone Cross Memorial Hall, Stone Cross, Nr Eastbourne, East Sussex

Time: Saturday 31 March 2012 - 10.00am – 10.00pm

Sunday 1 April 2012 – 10.00 am – 5.00 pm

What do I get for my money?
Share a 6' table with 1 other person
Unlimited tea/coffee and biscuits
Saturday lunch – Jacket Potato with a filling, Quiche, salad and a dessert.
Saturday Evening – Fish and Chip Supper (or Pizza) and dessert.
Sunday Lunch – as Saturday
Sunday afternoon before you leave -Scone, Jam and Cream and a cuppa to see you on your way.

How much will it cost? - The price is £50 per person

When do I have to pay? - Booking is essential as soon as possible but you do not need to pay until the end of January and regrettably this will not be refundable.

Can I park? -There is some parking outside the Hall but just across the road there is a free car park.

Is there accommodation? - There is no accommodation but there are Premier Inns and Travel Lodges within a few miles if you would like to stay overnight. Look out for the special £29 a night after Christmas.

Will there be a shop? There will not be a shop at the crop but our shop is only 2 miles away for anyone who wants anything or would just like a browse. Anyone visiting the shop on Saturday or Sunday will receive a 10% discount.

Will there be any classes? - We will not be including classes but Sarah-Jane, Anita, Lynn, Linda, Angie and maybe others who taught at our Retreats will be holding classes if you would like to take any. Payment for classes will be made directly to the teachers and details and prices will be given at a later date.

If you would like to book please email me to reserve a place.

Thank you everyone for for taking time to read this.

This was one of Anita's classes that she taught at the recent Summer retreat with Cardinal Colours
She used the beautiful, bright and zingy papers from the 'Summer Days' range by Echo Park.

The class was quickfire class, held in an hour and was aimed at using lots of layers and stickers.

If you like the look of this layout, I think that Jill may have a couple of page kits left. I bet you have got some bright and breezy summer photos to scrap.

Warmest Wishes Anita xx