Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Slice of Life Tuesday

While reading the newspaper Sunday morning, I came across an ad for a cottage timeshare at Chandler Point in Haliburton. It took me back 12 years, the last time I was there, before it became a time-share.

For 6 years, my 3 children and I travelled to Haliburton to stay at a cottage for a week or two and took art courses at Haliburton School of Fine Art. What a perfect holiday! We all separate for the day, meeting at the end of the day, sharing what we had experienced in our classes. Then we went back to the cottage, for a swim, supper and then exploring or more swimming.

I took a variety of courses over our time there - basketry, silk screening, collage, watercolour. My children had excellent courses as well, from jewellery making, to computer animation to papier mache.
My favourite day of the week was Thursday, when there was walk-about - a chance to visit all the classes to see what was created.
Haliburton became my refuge from a marriage that was soon to break apart for good. Those 2 or three weeks were a balm for my soul and chance to create and learn new skills. I even taught twice at the school, teaching young children's classes - something I loved doing.
Once I divorced though, I have never gone back. That refuge is no longer needed.

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wakeupandwrite said...

I've never heard of it. It sounds wonderful - for your family and for you. Maybe you don't need the refuge but the reminder seems to do you good!

Sadee Schilling said...

Thanks! These look like great recommendations I will definitely check out. And I appreciate your visits and kind comments on my blog! Happy Friday!

Amy Rudd said...

This looks and sounds like a peaceful place...thanks for sharing it!