Monday, 7 July 2008

Girls away from home

We had to get up early this morning as the girls had to be in school before 8.30am to catch the coach for their week away! They have gone to Ingestre Hall in Staffordshire, an old stately home that used to belong to the Earl Of Shrewsbury and was bought by a local council and converted into an arts centre/studio etc for schools. (I think they do weddings etc at weekends too)
Becky is doing Dance and Laura is doing Drama for the week. On Thursday they perform what they have done to the rest of the group. The other subjects that they could have chosen were Music and Art. They have been very excited all weekend and couldn't sleep last night. It looks a very grand place doesn't it?

The photo below was taken this morning as we were about to set off.... suitcases packed.
I was a bit sad to see them go as I will miss them lots but they will be back on Friday. They have called tonight and they are ok, their dormitory was a bit basic but they were enjoying themselves. I just hope they sleep tonight as they have a busy week ahead!!

So you would think I would have plenty of time to stitch but I am out tomorrow and Wednesday night then I also want to try to do some decorating in Becky's room. We moved house 12 months ago and Becky's room is one of the only ones not decorated!! It is still blue and she wants lilac! My dad has said he will come round in the day to help and I'll have to do some at night.

I seem to have come down with a cold as well today and can't stop sneezing.... so stitching is fun!!So far I have done a few cards after tea and now I am going to get my Warwickshire map out (It is upstairs!!) I will post a picture tomorrow of how much was complete at the beginning of the week, lets hope I make some progress.

Ginnie x


Annie said...

Wow.. that mansion looks like a fabulous place for an Arts week. Lucky girls. Hope you feel better soon and get in some good stitching time while they are away at least.

Miss 376 said...

Hope you have a productive week. My boys are going away and I'm looking forward to seeing how much I can get done

Julie said...

Hope the girls have fun, it does look a spectacular place.

Get well {hugs}