Monday, 17 January 2011

A Weekend of Fantasy

I thought it was a good time to book a weekend away at Warner’s Thorseby Hall. Rod’s resistance is returning after his stem cell transplant, but life has smacked us yet again. Mum is seriously ill in hospital. Should we cancel? The family, even Mum, said, ‘No!’ so, with a promise from my friend to visit Mum and report back daily, we went.

Thoresby Hall looks like a fantasy castle. In fact, the whole weekend had a bit of a fantasy feel to it.

[This photograph was taken on an earlier visit when the sun was shining.]

The Thoresby Players entertained us with a series of amusing vignettes about life in this once great Manor House on the edge of Sherwood Forest. In the library is a carving of Sherwood’s Great Oak and, in keeping with my fantasy theme, Robin Hood was there.

On Saturday evening we were treated to a different kind of fantasy. Thanks to the Barron Knights, we were taken back to the nostalgia of the 1960s. We laughed at their risqué versions of 1960s songs and were soon singing and clapping along to all our favourite oldies... and there was an almost fantasy view from our bedroom. It was good to see Rod smiling again.



  1. Sounds like a well earned rest for you. Glad you had such a good time and that your hubby is recovering well.
    Sending caring thoughts regarding your mum

    Jo x

  2. I'm glad you both decided to have a short break. I've visited Thorseby Hall. It's a gorgeous place.

    Very sad to hear of your mum's ill health. Hope she improves.

  3. Gorgeous! That's where I need to go :) I hope you had a lovely time!

  4. So sorry to hear about your mom. You've had such a time of it. I'll be keeping her in my thoughts as well.

    What a lovely place - truly a perfect spot for a 'fantastic' weekend :)

  5. Ros,
    Your Mum is in our prayers and thoughts but it is so important for you to also get an occasional break from all the worry and pressure and that weekend sounded 'just what the doctor ordered' for you and Rod.

  6. So delighted to hear you and Rod got away from all the stress and so much more. You both deserved it!
    I hope your mum is improving.
    Hugs x

  7. Thanks everyone for your kind comments. There's only one problem with going away. You have to come back again!

  8. I'm so sorry about your mum. I'm glad your husband is doing better.

    Your pics are amazing. One can't find places like that here in the states!

  9. Thanks for comments. Life and people being well is more important. I am now terrified in case people think me rude if I dont comment, Its bizarre!

  10. That sounds gorgeous, I'm so glad you went! I agree with the others who've said little breaks are important--I know we've always tried to take them when we've been in similar situations (quite a lot, unfortunately), and the times we've tried to push on and on without a little mental rest, we've ended up too exhausted to do a good job. It looks like such a beautiful place!

  11. Glad you went away Rosalind. You certainly deserve it. Sounds lovely


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