In our first two months' business, we have been blessed with some fascinating guests. Pilgrims and healers; those on a quest of the body, mind or spirit; visitors from Australia, China, Japan, Bali, South Africa, America, Canada, Italy and Turkey.
This morning we were fortunate to have a teacher of English and Drama, a massage therapist and an expert on manuscripts of the Islamic world! It made for a pretty lively and fascinating conversation, and certainly gave the brains of everyone around the table a good workout! While fruit and tasty granola was served, people described their background and journeys. Over toast, rolls and eggs we got into pretty deep territory: the difference between words on a page and a real-life performances of theatre and music; the amazing memory of bards and ancient poetry recitors; the relationship between theory and practice; and how this relates to religion!
It may have been the good and strong coffee we serve here at Kylemore House, but the ideas were certainly flowing and I learned a lot from our guests, as I have several times since we opened.
Other mornings may have a more quiet, meditative mood as croissants or even a surprise birthday cake created by Sally are enjoyed in peace and the day's events are planned.
Glastonbury is endlessly surprising. Pilgrims come here with their own wisdom and expertise, and alchemy can happen amid yoghurt and strawberries at 9am just as much as in a conference or seminar.
We do enjoy magical meetings here at Kylemore House. In fact they are part of our mission statement. So stay tuned for more announcements about workshops, salons and meetings!