Did you know that nobody has baths anymore? So the nice lady at the quaint pharmacy informed me when I told her how much trouble I'd been having finding something bubbly and restorative to put in my bathwater. You can buy odd-flavoured kids concoctions (banana flavour anyone? I don't think so!) or you can buy shower gel, but bath salts, bath oils, bath bombs or just plain old-fashioned girly bubble-bath seem to have disappeared from the shelves. If you're a bath-lover like me, it's very annoying! Particularly when I am about to go for a girls' weekend at Sewjourn where there is a fabulous bathtub waiting for me. However, the lady at the quaint pharmacy came up trumps (I'd gone there on a recommendation) and I have some muscle-relaxing juniper bubble-bath in my luggage now. Phew!
So yes, I'm off to Crarf Camp tomorrow after the morning tap classes. I can't wait. I have only the vaguest plans for what I might craft there, but that is fine. I shall work it out when I'm sitting at that great big work table at Sewjourn surrounded by my gorgeous Craft Camp Posse; in between the delicious meals, the relaxing bath and the massage, natch. Because what I'm really looking forward to is the rest and revive. The beginning of this year has been frantic for me: the change to our routine caused by Fixit's new roster (one week days, one week evenings) is still feeling very demanding to my energy levels and head space. In particular, working out how to get Climber to & from soccer training twice a week when neither parent is home. Plus my tap school is doing very well, better than ever, and of course I am not complaining about that in the least, but it is Just Me doing it all so it takes its toll. It is not surprising that the only two foot injuries I've ever had in my dancing career have come in the last 6 months!
Off with the tap shoes and on with the needlework, then. At the very least I'll get more work done on my alphabet sampler.
See you when I get back, all rested and relaxed. Cx
The Good China
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