Well here we are again in our second round of lockdown since the pandemic began – and what a year it has been.

After a three month shutdown which ended mid June, we finally welcomed three groups of guests back to The Old Hospital. As restrictions tightened again, our fourth group of quilters whom all resided from outside the lock down area, enjoyed the privilege of being the only group permitted to stay with us at that time.

We enjoyed seeing the familiar faces of our craft ladies who had retuned to us during this brief hiatus. They all said how excited they were to be returning to their craft retreat at The Old Hospital after Stage Three lock down.

Suddenly, Stage Four restrictions were enforced upon Melbourne Metro area – again we were forced to close our doors.

Despite our roller coaster of the last six months, we remain busy in the garden pruning, chopping and mulching, doing our annual maintenance to our heating and hot water systems as well as our regular fire maintenance procedures. 

Spring will be here soon – despite the fact it feels like winter will never end.

Our loyal and wonderful craft groups have all opted to roll their bookings from the lockdown period to the same weekend in 2021. Some groups have made extra bookings as they are desperate for a creative getaway as soon as restrictions allow.

We are genuinely grateful for the support from all our guests during this difficult time.

Our mid week bookings are also growing, as our weekends are now so heavily booked for the next twelve months. There have also been a couple of corporate bookings and teacher training workshops.

So we wait with anticipation for the restrictions to lift and we can yet again open our doors.

Until then, stay safe and stay home and we mean that in the nicest possible way!


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