Sunday, June 28, 2009
The Shotover Units - where we will be sleeping
This block of rooms has a lounge and kitchen on one end with a TV so is perfect for some 'blobbing' out when you need a break from creating. There are two showers/toilets within this block and a short walk to the newly refurbished ablutions block with another 7 or so showers and toilets in.
Queenstown Retreat Spring '09' Registration form
November 19th - 22nd 2009
A creative retreat from your ‘everyday’ so you can begin to cross off some of your gift and card lists, learn some new tricks, make a gift or two, create cards, scrap some pages and enjoy the company of other creative types, not to mention the delicious food that previous retreat goers have begun to expect!
What the camp fees cover:
Accommodation will be mainly in dorms with two people per room and you will be provided with Breakfast & Lunch each day, tea, coffee & milo as well as an a la carte dinner on the Saturday evening (a chance to dress up a little). Evening meals on Thursday and Friday will be your opportunity to enjoy some of the restaurants and cafes in Frankton,
You will have the option of participating in and paying for at least two different workshops over the weekend. The descriptions and costs of these will be released early August on the Blog and in an email to those who have already registered.
Your registration fee of $30 is non-refundable and this must be paid to secure your spot along with the information asked for in the registration form. Registrations close on Friday 28th August 2009.
The balance of your Retreat fees are due on Friday 30th October 2009.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Arrived to the above table set ups - love the Prima Flowers Andrea of Scrapbook Outlet NZ set aside for us!
Technique booklets, handmade scrap bags with Precious Pages, papers, embellishments.....and that was just the tables, little parcels awaited each guest on their beds for the weekend.
The fireworks display on Winter Fest Opening Night was brilliant and the Hot Chilli Chocolates were even better than I remembered them!
The scrap room
Looking out over Lake Wakatipu and Ben Lomond - treat for our eyes! Open fire and plenty of space.
Dinner on Saturday night was AMAZING!
cappuccino of wild mushroom
please choose one of the following
corn fed chicken ballotine
wrapped in prosciutto
stuffed with sage farce
on vanilla turnip with carrot butter,
courgette & bean salsa
local lamb cutlet – served medium well
on potato gnocchi, seasonal vegetables
tossed in honey truffle vinaigrette
& mint balsamic jelly
trio of Valrhona chocolate
dark warm triple chocolate brownie
whipped chocolate ganaché
white chocolate crème brûlée
Evansdale Ruby bay
All served with Waitiri Creek Chardonnay and Pinot Noir - Jase - you are sooo good in the kitchen!
I will share some more photos when they are ready to go.
The Winter Fest Retreat is over for another year, booking will be made when the dates for 2010 Winter Fest is announced! Watch this blog...but before then we have the Spring Queenstown Retreat in November to look forward to. I will sort the registrations and details for this ASAP.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
turn left onto Peninsula Road, travel along until you get to 496 Peninsula Road which will be on your left...about 4.4 Km down Peninsula Road.
From Dunedin,Cromwell etc...
go left at the roundabout where the BP etc is. If you get to the mobil you have gone too far.
follow this road (straight through the next roundabout) and go over the one lane bridge.
Turn Right onto Peninsula Road (if you get to the entrance to Remarkables Ski Field you have gone too far)
travel about 4.4 Km down Peninsula road and you will turn left to 496 Peninsula Road. It's all signposted: Lakeland Park Christian Camp.
If you are map kind of person...check out www.googlemaps.com and type in 496 Peninsula Road, Kelvin Heights, Queenstown :-)
Saturday, June 20, 2009
and a warning - dress warm, bring warm stuff, think warm for next weekend!
I'm not saying why just yet...but want to send some thank you's to the following people:
Julie De Villers
can't wait to show you why I'm thanking them....and as the text from Bronny earlier today read...it's only 4 more sleeps!
and... Happy Birthday Bronny.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
We have a Stampin Up Donation for prizes too :-) - Thanks Ali!
if you are doing the 'home' tag swap...do 11 tags email me if confused.
P.S. you can keep guessing.
Friday, June 12, 2009
I've been playing with my ever growing box of goodies and prizes for the retreat and thought I'd share some of them...
I'm hoping to pop into Andrea's tomorrow...so the goodies box may grow even bigger in a short space of time!
No one has correctly guessed the answer for the comp in the last post...so feel free to keep guessing!
In two weeks time we will be creating.
Remember to bring some baking/snacks and your towels (that means you too Andrea!). A few still to pay the balance of the retreat fees (due on Friday 19th June).
The chef has an appointment on Monday - hope he can walk in time for the retreat! Bit tricky cooking on crutches.
Have kept our booking for the dining hall...scrapping by the open fire rocks!
Dinner on Sat night is looking a little special so to feel even more special...you might want to dress up a little for it.
Andy specific product requests for sale in the 'shop' over the weekend- flick an email to Andrea email@example.com at this stage Andrea is arriving on the Friday - if you will need something before then....let her know ASAP and she might be able to send it through or I could even bring it back on Monday.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
organising some inspiration, challenges, giveaways...
There is another bigger group using the camp so am now re-thinking our spaces and furniture arrangements!
Thankfully the 'common' spaces in the chalet's are a good size, a few trestle tables and it's all go.
We do still have the use of the dining room (with the open fire)...but the rest of the main block will be used by another group so depends on how everyone feels security wise? Let me know your thoughts.
No drama's, all sweet - there are only 13 of us so it's all good. Nice relaxed group :-)
For those who are registered, you should have got an email last night. Check your spam boxes if you haven't received it. And if it's not there flick me an email.
Got a box from Andrea today...something deliciously scrapbooky in it...first one to guess what was in the pizza box get's a RAK at the retreat! Leave a post with your guess. This is only open to registered retreaters sorry.