The weekend was the best yet! By far. Joy, beauty, so very many smiling faces, quite a few tears, and people doing what it is that they love to do. I am totally basking in the glow of the weekend that was.
It was also an absolute pleasure for us to run. And as crazy as it sounds - when bringing over 100 people together from all over Australia and NZ - there was not a single hitch.
Well... ok that wasn't entirely true. Four women, who will remain nameless (as you know who you are!), forgot their toothbrushes :). Luckily, the ever-lovely Claire did a shop run on Saturday morning to deal with "the issue" and after returning with a suite of replacement brushes, joy was reinstated in the bush.
I wanted to have all the photos edited and up on the blog this morning, but that is what is called an "unrealistic expectation". And we aren't fond of those around these parts. I also wanted to have some winners chosen for the prizes by today but there were 203 beautiful comments that I really want to take my time perusing. Again with the unrealistic, thinking I'd get it done today..... so I'll be back Friday with both those things.
Can I just tell you though, I started downloading the photos tonight, as you will see from the random couple I have added here, and jeepers they are pretty. The few hours it takes to edit those puppies is going to be a total joy. I get to relive the whole retreat over again.
So big thanks for following along. And big thanks for coming. You lot - obviously excepting the toothbrush forgetters - are totally ace.