I have just arrived in the door after several of the busiest days of my life. Alan’s father Des passed away peacefully in the early hours of Saturday morning and as a result I had to work round the clock at the Sheep and Wool Festival and then drive for 5 hours in order to get to his parent’s house late on Sunday evening. A massive crowd of relatives, friends and local business people attended the funeral on Monday and then yesterday was spent with Alan’s family before I headed home today via Dublin. I needed to stop there in order to pick up a few supplies for Horst’s workshop, needless to say I didn’t get what I wanted but I am so tired now I have just put off searching locally until I get a bit of a rest and actually manage to unpack my bag from the US. Yes, it did arrive on Thursday as the airport officials said it would but because of setting up my workshop space, the Presentation School’s work and three of Horst’s garments I did not have even ONE MINUTE to spare. Tomorrow I promise a few pictures from the weekend and also to answer any outstanding emails, for tonight however, good night!
So sorry to hear about Alan’s father. I thought something was wrong when your blog went quiet for a while longer than usual.
Hope your workshops went well! It’ll be a very exciting fortnight with Horst arrival and his masterclass. Let me know what materials you’re missing, maybe I can find them in Galway?
Sorry to hear about Alan’s father, though I’m glad you were home and able to attend. I’m sure that meant a lot to him.
Hope you’re able to catch a breather soon. Can’t wait to see what you’ll be up to.
Crossing my fingers we’ll see you in October,
Good morning Nicola,
So hope that you were able to rest well last night. You must be exhausted. Have you had one minute to catch your breath since you arrived home?
I know that it meant a lot to Alan and his family that you were able to be at the funeral. Alan’s dad must have been much loved and respected to have had such a huge turnout. Be sure to extend our heartfelt condolences to Alan.
Can’t wait to read all about and see pictures from Horst’s workshop…So excited for all of you, and so wish that I could be there;-)
Glad your bag finally caught up with you.
Nicola, Sorry to hear about Alan’s father, my condolences. I know that this might be a radical idea for you – but you need to take a break and chill!!!! Much Love – Karen
So sorry to hear of a bereavement in the family. Sounds like you need 24 straight hours of sleep.