Beatrix Potter you say??? Well the big news and the blog title "It's on again!" means the Whitecroft Tours are back on again!! Now I said when I came home just 3 months ago that I was all done with these trips but it took just an email request from Helen and then a phone call and how could I possibly say No! Having Larry with me will make all the difference so plans are underway. The first will be a Beatrix Potter tour based in the Lakes District. Larry and I have fond memories of many places including walks in Ambleside, a week in a B&B in Windermere where I had another memorable steam train ride on the Lakeside and Haverthwaite train - and how special it looks for the festive season……..
Then we will be combining the May and William Morris tours and spending half the tour staying closer to the London and surrounds Morris sights, and then the remainder of the tour in the charming Cotswolds………
The dates are to be confirmed but September/October 2016 gives time to save those $$$! If you would like to be on the mailing list just send Helen an email via the website.
I absolutely love getting emails from Penny and Paul in Canada and just last week I received the above image………it is in a quilt shop!! What a fabulous place to sit…..for the men maybe but I think a coffee in front of that fire is just the thing! Penny has been helping set up and is now working in this brand new quilt shop from Bethany, Ontario - From the Heart Quilt Shop. They have a Facebook site but the website is still coming. How lucky are those of you who live locally?! I hear they have been run off their feet so here are a few more images. First up the owner Cyndy with husband Steve…..and the happy staff…..(Penny is on the far left!)
So if you are in the area do visit the girls and say Hi from me….and a special hug to Penny if she is on duty too - just ask! I wish them all the very best in this new venture - I know Penny has been very busy with her own Morris designs and kits - such fun! I also received the latest Christmas photos from Paul 'at home' (someone has to keep the home fires burning Paul!!) I always look forward to Paul's photos too, especially the snow scenes as we swelter down under…….and what a tree they have this year……..
I hope things are not too hectic or sad in your part of the world as Christmas approaches. Take care till next time and enjoy our roses yet again….they just keep blooming!