two crows joy
For those of you from afar - Cape Breton Island is part of Nova Scotia - it is an island but it is joined to the mainland with a causeway. Sometimes Capers revolt and shout "Down with the causeway" but mostly they seem happy to see us mainlanders storm their shores in search of fantastic music (Rita McNeil, The Rankins, Men of the Deep, and on and on...), their amazing land and seascapes, their world renown hospitality and their ability to create fun out of not much! That last ability is one that they share with the company I have with two of my best friends - Catchword Productions. We create mysterious events and this weekend was the best! We had 100 guests in the most fabulous location - The Keltic Lodge - in gorgeous Ingonish Beach. I could go on and on about the glorious views - I could hardly eat my breakfast for looking out the windows - every one framing yet another view of shore and sea that took my breath away. And I like my breakfast! The food was spectacular, the accommodations completely wonderful, the staff superb BUT best of all were the guests. We've been doing this for over 24 years and we have a lot of regular followers but this was for the most part a completely new crew. And they were absolutely keen to have fun. They took notes and asked questions and followed us and ate up every fight, every conversation, every moment as if they truly had become entranced.
Today I am basking in the glow of the whole event and doing my wash (always need a little grounding activity). I'm a bit fluish so I'm taking it easy. My best pal came down with the dreaded lurgy on the weekend so I think I'm about four days behind her. Luckily I can arrange my week so as not in infect anyone! I hope.