Firstly, I must remind you that I am a man. As such I am allowed to be stupid and unthinking. OK, so we understand that now?
I said I wasn't going to do any workshops next year when I had this operation, this was because everything I had heard about recovery involved up to a year of hard work and convalescence. This is why I have nothing booked at Stitchncraft, and why the ladies at Portland and Saltash will have to hold on until the year after - 2013.
So what do I do then? I book 3 days at the Hamburg bead Fair next August! I shall explain why now. Hamburg will be 3 days of workshops, but these will only be 3 hours long - the rest of the time I will be languishing in the hotel, or driving around sightseeing! The workshops in the UK are 6 hours long, and if I had 4 days at S&C, and 2 days at the others, I could be working 8 days of 6 hours a day - I know I physically couldn't do that, and because of the journey length from home to Dorset/Cornwall I couldn't just do one workshop.
I hope this explains why I'm going to Hamburg and not to the UK next year, it was only pointed out to me this morning how bad it looked, I am not letting you down - I'm taking the easier option!