I've had very little time for visiting blogs or for writing recently as I am in the last frantic stages of preparing for the summer camps. I have decided that this year's will be my last and I am hoping that someone with more energy than I now possess will come forward to take them on. There's not much to it really - just about 30 hours a week for 5 months of the year, without pay. I'd better take cover before I get trampled in the rush!
I had to go to Buckfast Abbey on Wednesday to check out some details for the camps with the Warden, who is really helpful and supportive. It was a lovely day so I arrived early and wandered around the lovely lavender garden.
One of the impressive rooms that we use is the mediaeval Guest Hall. The Warden told me to be sure to go and look at the changes that had been made in there since last year, as they might affect my plans. "We've put in a great table," was his nonchalant remark.
Hmm. I think our plans might need just a little adjustment, although it looks like a terrific place for a party. I think we could seat all 50 youngsters around it with room to spare. I have a lovely Irish linen cloth that might cover it, too. My sister ordered a beautiful cloth from Dublin for my 30th wedding anniversary a few years ago; unfortunately she wrote 6 yards instead of 6 feet and I've never had the heart to cut it. It will be a great thrill to use it at last.