Back in November I took my second week of study leave.
This week I was going to devote to reading. : )
Not something I get to do much.
I once again travelled to
KingFisher Bay Retreat Centre.
I was there last year as well for a bit.
The drive up was pretty.
A fresh snowfall is always beautiful.
The last time I was here, it was May.
Lots of bugs and warmer.
This year, nice and cold.
So I was able to enjoy the wonderful wood burning fireplace.
When I arrived, I simply unpacked, picked up a book, put my feet up and started reading. : )
And also ate.
The food here is a ministry unto itself.
And sorry, but there will be some food pics here, because that's pretty much what I did.
Read and ate. : )
First course for dinner.
Then shepherd's pie.
Some pics of the retreat centre again.
Just a quiet and peaceful place.
And I had the place to myself.
More meal times.
I would listen to the vinyl Cafe as I ate.
Hard to eat when you are laughing. : )
Dessert as I continued reading.
The fire was stoked and it was wonderful.
There WAS a board meeting for the retreat centre on the final night I was there.
They made me an honorary member so I could eat with them. : )
And it's a good thing the board arrived the evening before their meeting.
Lots of snow fell overnight.
It was beautiful.
My final breakfast.
I'm gonna miss the food and the fire.
Here's what I read over the three days I was here.
Hmmmmm, need to get at my car.
A great place to stay.
If you want a couple of days to yourself to read and relax and reflect (best during the week) google
KingFisher Bay Retreat Centre near Lakefield and book your time.
Time to leave and head to Tyndale for a weekend conference.
Stayed at Tyndale for two nights.
Slightly smaller quarters than the past couple of days. : )
A room with a view.
And a great chapel as well.
Used to be a Convent.
Was a good conference.
The Friday night session on Generation Z was worth every penny of the cost.
Lots to learn from that seminar.
Well, it was eventually time to head for Ottawa again.
A good time to rejuvenate and get some reading done.
I think I'll make November an annual event at KingFisher Bay.