Good morning, everyone. We've had rain, more rain, overnight but it's clearing up and the patches of blue sky look very encouraging. I hope it does although there is plenty organised that doesn't require one to go out.
The journey to Five Lakes was fine until the last little bit when I sort of got a bit lost, annoyingly. I didn't take long to find myself again although I was surprised to see the entrance on the other side of the road; somehow I had gone round it and approached from the other direction. That's our English country roads for you - I swear sometimes that they are magic and appear and disappear at will, like Hogwarts staircases!
Anyway, our group was able to check in early so it wasn't long before there was a group of us chatting comfortably in reception until it was time to take our bags up. My room is lovely - infinitely better than the room I had at the Hopton Potters which was a more holiday camp/Butlins sort of thing. This is more Center Parcs with a comfortable armchair!
Anyway, here's a clip (you'll be tired of them before long, I am sure) of a quick look around my room. No voice over - I haven't got the confidence for that yet.
Having spent a night here now, I can verify that the bed is very comfortable indeed.
After dinner, we all meandered down to the theatre where the evening had started with a sort of game quiz thingy. This was followed by half an hour of songs from the 1940s (lovely) before 'Pre-Entertainment' - and that's when I gave up and came up to bed. I was so tired.
(I wasn't the first and some of the others looked set to follow before long!)
Today I'm not entirely sure what to do yet. I was thinking of an early morning swim - the pool opens at seven fifteen - but it will be difficult to fit that, breakfast and the 'Wake Up, Work Out and Stretch' session in the dance studio which I really do want to go to (need to after last night's indulgences!)
Then there's a craft session before lunch and after lunch another craft session, Segways and a quiz and I can't do them all.
Then this evening there's the same sort of thing as yesterday but different - the game quiz is 'Battle of the Sexes', the music is some swing music and the main show is music from 'the greatest movies ever made' which I would love to stay up for, if I can. However, I know that if I start 'zoning out', that will be it - bedtime.
Well, I've finished my coffee and the bathroom is calling - I will enjoy the 'proper bath' this week; my own bath is not improper, it's just very small, as is the bathroom itself.
So I will stop rambling, love you and leave you. I hope your day is lovely too. Stay well, take care and have a happy time. xx