Thanks for popping in. As you know, when the pandemic hit, many things were cancelled, including our annual retreats. They are a big part of the Clarity Events Calendar.
Realistically, we don’t think that the Ditton Open Days will be possible this year – it’s too soon. 300 people gathered together in June when we can’t even hang out with the neighbours yet?!? Mmm…next June sounds safer! We are still working on the Ditton Retreats for this summer though; bear with us on that front.
But we do have some great news regarding the Spa Annual Parchment Retreat! Woohoo! I am very pleased to tell you that – Covid permitting – we have a new date! We have been working together with the Spa, and figuring out a realistic and safe reschedule. The April dates we had pencilled in are not going to be possible, because the hotel isn’t even allowed to open until May!
We have decided to take a cautious approach, and go for October. By that time we should all have had our vaccines, and we will be MORE THAN READY TO HAVE A BREAK AWAY !!!!
The new dates are. Monday 18th October and Tuesday 19th October.
We have written to all those individual participants who booked and paid for their place over a year ago. They have been patiently waiting for this announcement, I bet! Look for your letters if you are one of those Clarity friends, because there are important details to consider, and we just need confirmation that you can make those dates.
The retreat itself is fully booked. The classes are sold out. So Linda and I had a chat about this, and we both agreed that there are probably as many people again, who would LOVE a 2-Day Parchment Retreat in a lovely spa hotel in Tunbridge Wells! Maybe you have joined the Pergamano Groovi family in the past year, or you wanted to sign up last year but it sold out too quickly, or you couldn’t make it. Or maybe you just NEED A BREAK AND A TREAT after this year to remember!
So. Again, because we are ahead of the curve, we have actually been able to pencil in a repeat performance on the Wednesday (20th) and Thursday (21st), subject to demand. That’s right! A second 2-day Spa retreat! The other brilliant news is that there are enough bedrooms for those days too, so we can all hang out together.
The tuition cost of the 2 day event is £220 (Club discounts also apply). We provide ALL equipment. You don’t need a thing. This also includes a light sandwich lunch.
Hotel bookings and evening meals are additional, and we have once again secured special prices for what is a deluxe Spa Hotel.
The room rates include breakfast and are as follows:
Single room – £89.00
Cosy Double for single occupancy £99.00 / Double occupancy £109.00
Cosy Deluxe single occ £109 / Double/twin occ £129
Spacious Single occ £119 / Double occ £149
Indulgent Single occ £149 / Double occ £199
Friday and Saturday
Single room £104.00
Cosy Double for single occupancy £114.00 / Double occupancy £149.00
Cosy Deluxe single occ £124 / Double/twin occ £169
Spacious single occ £134 / Double occ £189
I have added the Friday and Saturday, just in case you decided to make a mini holiday of it and stay a bit longer. Tunbridge Wells is a very pretty place.
Customers will be able to call from Monday 15th March between 7.30am – 4.00pm on 01892 553582 to secure accommodation too. But again, this is all subject to demand. We may be completely wrong, but it’s so rare to be able to get a completley open slot like this at the Spa! Early Bird and all that….
If you would like to join us at the Spa for those 2 new days, (the Wednesday and Thursday) please call Jeannine on 01732 868215 to register your interest, and put your name on the list as soon as possible. If there is enough interest to proceed with the event, then we will secure the second 2-day retreat and call you back to confirm and arrange payment in the next couple of weeks. We need to move on this because of the hotel accommodation, so please decide soonest! Once we have enough participants and the green light, then we can book those rooms quickly!
The Spa has been so helpful. They have spent their lockdown refurbishing. We are in for a real treat too; I have seen the photos.
They are also playing things very safe. Covid permitting, things will move forward as we are planning here. But should there be a setback, we lose nothing, we lose no deposits, we are guaranteed full refunds or date moves if necessary.
It will be the first trip away from home for me too. In one and a half years. Personally, I cannot wait to just be together with my crafty buddies again. Linda and I are definitely camping out at the Spa with you for the duration! Girlie treat.
Finally, there is a slow shift to more freedom again. Yes. Let’s get together in October.
Love and Hugs