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my little corner of the world in England, where you will find me addicted to colour and playing with yarn!

21 March 2018

A Crochet Retreat

In your busy moments
 do you dream of escaping your busy life
 to have time for yourself, to relax and crochet?

Or maybe like me you live a quiet life
 and crave the company of other crocheters?

Do you dream of a cosy cottage
with a roaring fire,
cupboards full of yarn and
 cosy blankets to snuggle up with?

Homemade cakes, made for you
with teas and coffees served at regular intervals.

and time . . . 
uninterrupted time to work on those crochet projects
that keep getting put to one side.

Well keep reading!
 I have discovered the most wonderful escape
 that you can imagine!

A few weeks ago I took myself off for a weekend away.
Jumped in my car and drove up the A1 to beautiful Northumberland.
What a little gem I was going to!

 is owned and run by the lovely David and Gillian.
A perfect stopping place to discover the beauty of unspoiled Northumberland,
 within easy reach of Alnwick, Lindisfarne
 and ideal for stopping en route to Scotland.

A beautiful en suite room awaited me, 

with fabulous furnishings and decor
 and I knew instantly I was going to be very comfortable here!

As well as running the B&B
David and Gillian host a retreat called
where they run weekends and day retreats
for crocheters to relax and meet up with other crochet addicts.

Gillian, an ex teacher, now puts her skills to great use
 teaching beginners and helping people with their crochet needs.
 She has a small shop selling Stylecraft yarn at very reasonable prices.

The weekend I was there,
 had people like myself,
 who had driven a few hours to stay the weekend

and others who were day guests living more locally.

David is the chef, and treated us to the most fabulous
 cooked breakfasts and then a wonderful tasty 3 course lunch!

We were stuffed
and the afternoon and evening sat by the fire

with new friends and our yarn, was just perfect.

So if you're looking for an escape, check this out!

You can find Escape to the Crochet on Facebook

and visit the B&B website

and Escape to the Crochet website

David and Gillian are blessed with a wonderful gift of hospitality
 and I can guarantee that you will have a wonderful stay here.
 Either as B&B guests visiting the area
 or as crochet guests for a retreat,
I'm sure you will leave refreshed and wanting to return.

x x x


TeacherTank said...

I read about this lovely place on your page a few weeks ago and have just booked myself in for a weekend later in the year. It sounds wonderful and I can’t wait!!!

Sandra said...

It sounds and looks wonderful! Just up my street! Sadly, I live too far away in another country!

Unknown said...

My daughter treated me to a weekend here for my birthday, lovely to meet you Heather at the retreat along with lots of other lovely, like minded ladies. It as a special weekend, lovely making memory time with my daughter as well as lovely escape away to sit, chat, relax and crochet. David and Gillian are wonderful hosts and do all they can to make you feel at home in their home.

Lalabibaby @ Dreaming of The Simple Life said...

It’s on the top of my wish list ❤️

Lenore said...

Of my goodness, what a fabulous crotchet retreat. My sister and I are from Australia and we have planned a four week knitting/crotchet tour spending time on the Isle of Skye doing a 3 day guernsey knitting course, Shetlands attending Wool Week, Skipton for Yarndale and a luxury knitting tour in Ireland. We have to revisit our itinerary and somehow squeeze in a few days in Northumberland and attend a crotchet retreat, it looks and sounds fabulous.

Carol said...

Such a lovely blog post Heather.
I have been twice already and going again in May.....I echo everything you've said.....and the four hour+ drive is well worth it!

DeborahS said...

That does look really lovely. Much too far away from where I am, but who know maybe life will take me up that way on day.xx

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