What a busy few weeks I've had. All good though. The holiday was wonderful and I did not want to come home! I will do a post about it separately as so much has happened since I returned home.
On the following Monday I went to see Jan, who is my new "Life Coach", and who I hope will be helping me make some sense about what I am going to do with the rest of my life! I really enjoyed the introductory session and I'm looking forward to working with her. I did do some coaching a few years ago which was wonderful and was all ready to start my own business. after it seemed we would all be made redundant, but then I got offered a better job at work, so it all fizzled out. Got to get some of that confidence back!
I was back to work on Tuesday and Wednesday morning, then in the afternoon I did an extra P&Q session as our lovely tutor Gail kindly let me come to her other class, as I would miss the Friday one. On Thursday I was packing supplies and equipment before driving Helen and myself to Babbacombe, Torquay on the English Riviera for my three day doll workshop with Patti Culea!
What a wonderful time I had, I really cannot believe it, the venue, Beads for Beauty was lovely, Sylvia the owner is great, so friendly and helpful; and the ladies taking part were a terrific bunch! Patti is just terrific, so talented, and a lovely lady, and also really funny with some wonderful stories to tell. It was a privilege to learn from her, but did we work hard! We did not finish until almost 6 each night plus doing some "homework", and then we only scratched the surface.
Our naked ladies drying in the sun - we don't know what the postman thought!
Unfortunately, as I had so much to pack with 2 of us travelling in my little car, I forgot my camera, so have had to crib some pictures for you from Patti's blog! Here we all are, I am next to Patti - feeling very tall ( as I am only 5 foot myself!) she is such a petite lady.
Li Mei is stunning and pictures do not do her justice. Patti had brought several of her dolls and when you actually see them in reality they are breath taking.
Here is Patti's Li Mei. What a beauty! But lots and lots of work still to be done to my girl......
I still have much to tell, about our amazing 1920's hotel, an experience in itself, which I'll post another day as I still need to catch up with everyone's blogs!
This evening I start embroidery group and I have also begun Pilates and Aqua aerobics on a Tuesday. I can feel my stomach muscles for the first time in two years! I have taken the plunge and joined Weightwatchers this week. Change is going to happen, and my bad habits will go! I am determined.
I'm so looking forward to finding out what all my blogging friends have been up to, and will be visiting you all over the next week. I hope everyone is well and happy. x