It’s always the same, isn’t it? Just when you think you’ve got a nice little plan in place and everything is progressing smoothly, nature comes along and chucks a metaphorical spanner in your direction.
Having been buoyed by the success of our first workshop (Introduction to Bookbinding) we were looking forward to quickly getting sorted with a few others – more bookbinding techniques , a fleece-to-hook spinning and crochet day, that kind of thing.
In the Easter holidays, Zoe decided to go to the doctors to get some slightly odd lumps in her neck looked at. To cut a long story short (a story featuring many tests of various kinds and a lot of waiting for results), last week she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. The prognosis looks good and hopefully we will beat the wretched thing into submission by Christmas. United Lincolnshire Hospitals have been great and, just like we are used to seeing in schools, are doing their absolute best to provide the a top quality service with a budget and resources that are stretched way beyond their limits.
Anyway, now the diagnosis is made and the treatment plan in place (chemo here we come!), we at least feel that we can start to turn our attention back to the Old School again. So apologies if things have seemed a little quiet recently and rest assured that we will be offering workshops and courses again soon. If you missed the ‘Introduction to Bookbinding’ day last time around, with the opportunity to make your own hardback book and sewn paper notebook from scratch, we’ll be setting a date for a repeat of this workshop very soon and it would be lovely if you could join us!