WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT SMELL THE ROSES RETREAT DAYS?
7th November 2019
Lovely day in the company of some fellow Mums and Carers being completely spoiled by the AMAZING Smell the Roses team of volunteers... They are always amazing experiences being surrounded by warm, wonderful and caring people. Arrived with the weight of the world on my shoulders, left a lot lighter. Thanks to Jane of Davenport's Chocolates for the chocolate moulding workshop - flowers you can eat!
Looked forward to it for a month. Has kept me going.
Love it, thank you. I will be back! Will be leaving 2 inches taller x
Loved the snug with hot water bottles, blankets and bean bags. Thank you so much to Amber for the makeup tuition, very informative and the mini facials were relaxing.
Loved it. Just a chance to meet other parents and give some valuable time to myself, which often gets forgotten about. Massage was fantastic. Thank you.
Wonderful day. Loved everything. Thank you
After having a couple of very stressful and tearful days, I feel relaxed and revived and ready to face the world again. Thank you so much!!
I didn't know the value til I tried it. ReTreat, Relax, Regroup, Re-charge, Fab. Thank you.
I have to say that I had the best experience ever today at Smell the roses I am so grateful to all involved making the day so special for us all to enjoy. Huge thank you to Flo’s Snug the rooms ambient feel, heat and smell were spot on. Loved lying on the floor surrounded by bean bags, blankets and hot water bottles and of course the best ever massage . I will be a frequent visitor to Flo’s Snug in the future
Thank you! Still feel like I’m floating on air. You all worked wonders for me
Thank you so much for all the work you put in for us. It makes all the difference and makes a difficult situation so much easier. Are we allowed to move into Flo's Snug?
This has been an absolutely amazing experience. Thank you so much. I'll be leaving here feeling like a different person and much better able to cope.
I am going to use today to help me feel like me again.
Such a successful day. Thank you so much. I'm so ready to face the world again.
Very chilled today, even dropped off in the quiet room. Enjoyed meeting the new folk and Flo's Snug. Thank you team for all you do for us.
Thank you! I was not quite sure what to expect, but really enjoyed it. Please pass on my thanks to all for their hard work.
4th October 2019
Loved Flo's snug, the smells and massage were amazing. Loved the food, cuppas and flower arrangements. Feeling good! Thank you.
Lovely day and thank you to everyone who made me welcome and happy. Brilliant activities and the breathing exercises were fantastic. Thank you again.
I love my ReTreat days.
This is my first time and it was amazing and the massage was totally out of this world. I would defo come back for the next one! xxx
This is my first time here and it has helped me to know there are people who care and to offer support.
This was just the break I needed. I feel so much better
A much needed oasis of calm!
Fantastic, relaxing day, lovely people and food. Enjoyed the flower arranging and the massage was amazing. Thank you.
Feel completely different to when I arrived, more capable of giving to those who need me.
A lovely day, so peaceful. Enjoyed the activities and just chilling with folk. Excellent job by all the team.
Really enjoyed trying something new activities (flower arranging) and chatting to the other mums as always. Lunch was delicious too.
Love them!! Sometimes these save my sanity.
Thanks for all this. Not just the pampering and looking after, but also for the opportunity to meet and chat and feel less alone.
5th September 2019
Gives me day for me to relax. Time to chill. Loved the Creative Writing didn't think I could do it, but did.
Really enjoyed the day again. Thank you. Enjoyed the Creative Writing as it was something I've never done before.
Loved the ReTreat, lovely to try something new in Creative Writing. Well needed after the holidays. Thank you so much, will be back.
Enjoy coming, relaxing.
Lovely day today. Spent with those who understand.
A little bit of paradise.
Wow, a real author! Amazing day loved every minute. Creative Writing here we come. Thank you. Roll on November.
6th June 2019
Had a fab time, enjoyed activities.
Handmade chocolates are amazing! Thank you.
My first time at STR today and I will definitely be back. Very well organised with very friendly and welcoming staff. Both breakfast and lunch offered lots of variety and the food was amazing. Tea, coffee and cold drinks were offered throughout the day. I thoroughly enjoyed the candle making workshop and had a lovely relaxing head massage. It was lovely to meet and chat with others as well as relax and unwind in a quiet room. A meditation was a great way to finish the day, Thank you to everyone at STR for a fantastic experience.
Thank you for my first ever experience at STR, I have thoroughly enjoyed it. It really has made a difference to my wellbeing. I will be back.
Amazing value for money. Treatment I haven't experienced for years. Nothing was a problem. Treats ALL day. Just what women want/need. So caring and considerate. Thanks. x
Fantastic. I feel like I'm floating on air! Hope I'm OK to drive home!!
Thank you. It is so refreshing to have some "me" time and it helps with all the rest.
Arrived very stressed and left so relaxed. Thank you so much to everyone involved.
Thank you for a lovely day. Really enjoyed it.
I love ReTreat day. I've already booked for the next one.
So good to spend time on myself. Another amazing day. Therapy at its best.
Really nice to have dedicated time out with no distractions. Lovely atmosphere.
26th April 2019
Fabulous day, loved every minute. Thank you so much.
Loved today and looking forward to the next one. I've loved the jewellery making.
Please could we stay for longer, as the chat time is invaluable.
Today has been quite emotional and cathartic. This really is an amazing, wonderful, life saving day. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. xxx
When I spoke to Pauline about the ReTreat days they sounded fantastic, but when I went, the day exceeded all my expectations.
Lovely to chat through experiences and realise you're not alone.
I felt happier/more relaxed just walking through the door this morning.
Today went by so fast. Lovely day. I felt special. I am relaxed and feel as I can cope.
So grateful for today. Lovely me time. xxx
Thanks for the quiet room today. I really needed it today.
27th February 2019
Loved everything about ReTreat Day. A day for me. Feeling happy, relaxed and able to cope. Thank you. xx
So lovely to be appreciated. So amazing to relax away from so much stress. I have no one ever ask how I am, so today has been amazing. THANK YOU ALL
It's been lovely to feel it's OK to take time for yourself.
It was nice being looked after.
Amazing. Everyone was incredibly welcoming, kind, genuine and positive. Having endless tea and lovely food was wonderful. A lovely break.
I've had pain in my neck for over a week now, at lunch time the pain was gone, but I could still feel the tension, by the time I'm going home, it's all completely gone.
Wonderful day, recharged batteries. Can't wait for the next day. Will help me through the Easter holidays.
After the last ReTreat day, my husband said "I don't know where you've been or what you've done, but whatever it is, do it again.
Lovely to relax with the girls. Enjoyed the lino printing. Great company.
Sense of acceptance.
I've never used the phrase "Smell the Roses" before and now I can't stop using it.
A really lovely, relaxing day. Well thought out activities that really help to reduce stress and decompress. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming. Thank you.
10th January 2019
Thank you all for such a lovely day. So lovely to be looked after for the day and try some new activities and just relax and talk to other people who just get it. Amazing day and would recommend to anyone.
I had an amazing day yesterday. Felt so looked after, instead of having to look after everyone else. Thank you so much for this.
I have just had the most amazing, relaxing experience with those that get how difficult our lives are. All the staff were lovely with teas and coffees on the go all day. Loved my pamper treatment and the art class was just as calming. I felt comfortable and chatted away most of the day!! The breakfast and lunch was yummy and it's a treat to have someone else cook and clean away after me. Will defintiely be back thanks a bunch STR Crew you were fab!
Feeling hopeful and positive.
Thank you just doesn't seem enough for what you have given me today.
It was amazing.
Such a great day. Lovely to be looked after, relax, chat and meet other like-minded people. Would definitely return again and recommend to others.
Thank you for looking after us so well. It has been so valuable to chat to others facing additional pressures and realising it's pretty normal to cry due to the pressure.
You've paid such attention to detail, especially love the good creams in the toilets!
Such a happy vibe.
My favourite thing was the art. It's years since I did watercolours and I found it so relaxing. So lovely to think about something different.
What an amazing day. Lovely people. I chatted to people, I didn't think I would. Made to feel so welcome and at ease. Of course the food was delicious.
A small thing to someone else can mean the world to another. Thank you.
Thank you so much.
An amazing time. I didn't realise how much tension I considered as normal until I started to relax. Really spoilt.
Thank you, so many amazing and healing conversations. So much group support! Just what I needed.
It was lovely to hear laughter as I climbed the stairs to join you today.
Relaxed as soon as I got here. Loved the art but also the welcome, friendliness and calm.
Leaving feeling very relaxed.
Loved it!!! I'll be back.
It's been great. Perfect amount of time and things to do.
I have really appreciated today. Well thought out. I shall not feel guilty about me time.
It would force me to take time out.
I would love time away from the chaos of everyday life
Just having time for myself
Wouldn't feel alone. Amazing to spend time with other people just like me with the same struggles. A chance to breathe.
As a single parent a space to chill and get away would be a life saver