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Friday, 26 October 2012

knitting and crochet retreat day 5

It is the last full day of the retreat, the week seems to have flown by. We decide to make a quick trip into Saintes so set off straight after breakfast for a visit to Hyper U. Yes, it is a supermarket! However, that was the request. Margaret and Pauline buy clothes and chocolate and I buy a few supplies for supper then we drove up the Amphitheatre for a coffee and some postcards in the little shop. Back home in time for Margaret and Lin to go sloe picking before lunch.
We spend the final afternoon finishing off projects, it is amazing the amount that everyone has managed to produce in just a few days.
Neighbour Gill comes and joins us for supper of melon and parma ham, followed by chicken fricassee and oranges in caramel. As Pauline and Margaret have early starts in the morning we don't stay up late.
Pauline's summer top

Pauline's lace bag

collection of flowers

Lin's crochet shrug

more flowers
The end of another retreat, with three lovely guests. They all exchange email addresses and promise to keep in touch and are even talking about coming back together next year for another retreat at La Verderie.
On Friday morning Margaret sets off early for the drive back to Brittany and Culli takes Pauline to La Rochelle for her flight. Lin is staying on an extra day, so she settles down to crochet more flowers for me. It seems very quiet with just the two of us. Lin is flying back from Bordeaux tomorrow so we are going to set off early and go into the city for some lunch and a visit to La Droguerie.

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