Agenda - Suggested Retreat Activities

The timetable is flexible and needs to be decided by the attendees, so this is just a suggestion based on US and NZ Men’s retreats.

NB: Workshops are run by volunteers and are optional to attend.

Friday 18th March 2011

  • Welcome 2pm Buffet 

  • Settle into bedroom and farmhouse 

  • Afternoon spent getting to know each other, and Knitting 

  • Workshop 1 (Hosted by an attendee) 

  • Afternoon Tea 

  • Stash Exchange - bring in your old stash and swap for new. 

  • 7pm Three course dinner cooked by the Farmer’s wife (includes wine) who will also wash up! 

  • The rest of the evening to knit by the Inglenook fireplace, watch the flames, swap tales, make new friends and knit

  • Retire to your own room in the farmhouse or a two bedroom cottage, just feet away from the farmhouse.

Saturday 19th March 2011

  • 9am Continental Breakfast 

  • 10.30 Tour of Colinette Yarns Factory, Llanfair Caereinion (see how they sort the yarn, dye and produce their fantastic fibre range). They are opening up their factory especially for us! 

  • 12.00 Refreshments/ and explore the unique Colinette Shop for inspiration and yarn gifts 

  • 13:00 Workshop 2 (hosted by an attendee) 

  • Afternoon Tea 

  • 15:00 Workshop 3 (hosted by an attendee) 

  • 17:00 Free knitting time 

  • 19:00 Three course dinner cooked by the Farmer’s wife (includes wine) who will still wash up for us! 

  • The rest of the evening to knit by the Inglenook fireplace, watch the flames, swap tales, make new friends and knit. Maybe watch a DVD?

Sunday 20th March 2011

  • Lazy Continental Breakfast 

  • Another workshop

  • Visit to a local sheep or alpaca Farm? 

  • Or Simply sit by the fire and knit 

  • Simple Lunch 

  • 2pm Say goodbye to your new friends

The organiser reserves the right to alter the agenda due to unforeseen circumstances or unavailablity at time of event.