WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT SMELL THE ROSES RETREAT DAYS?

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!

I didn't know the value til I tried it. ReTreat, Relax, Regroup, Re-charge, Fab. Thank you.

I love my ReTreat days.

A much needed oasis of calm!

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.

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.

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.

A little bit of paradise.

My first experience of STR. Thank you. Loved my self-care time. See you next year.

This is my first time here and it has helped me to know there are people who care and to offer support.

Thanks for all this. Not just the pampering and looking after, but also for the opportunity to meet and chat and feel less alone.

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

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. 

I've had a cup of tea, a good chat, tasty food and a massage. I feel thoroughly spoilt.

Thank you for providing a work Christmas lunch for us as Carers. Means so much!

Sense of acceptance.

Feeling hopeful and positive. 

Thank you so much for a little top up of STR love.

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. 

When I spoke to Pauline about the ReTreat days they sounded fantastic, but when I went, the day exceeded all my expectations.

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

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!

I've never used the phrase "Smell the Roses" before and now I can't stop using it. 

Thanks for the quiet room today. I really needed it today.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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