So on a beautiful weekend in April, Fascinating Rhythm wound our way to a very sunny Swindon for our first ever retreat! In a nutshell – The sun shone. The food (and cake) was excellent and plentiful. The wedding was beautiful. The pool and spa were restful, and the fire alarm evacuation was at 4 am! Seriously though we had the best time with our most awesome coach Sally Mclean who never fails to inspire us to get better at our craft and enjoy the journey along the way, we worked hard on coaching each section under glass, and we were given an insight of our individual voices too on Friday evening. On Saturday we were asked by the couple, who had just got married at the hotel, to sing for them. Of course, we loved performing “Can’t take my eyes off of you” and “Happy Together” for them and their guests (which included their dog in a tuxedo!) We did have some downtime to enjoy the facilities, but then all got together following our evening meal to ‘party’ which included some exciting games that literally had some members laughing until they cried! Amongst the games were some performances from our ladies which were very good, and we all enjoyed. We actually celebrated with three of our ladies (Kathryn, Alison & Di) who all had birthdays during or very close to the weekend and this meant even more cake! The Chorus is most certainly in favour of repeating this regularly, and wish we had done it sooner. Big thanks to everyone involved and a special mention to Mrs Jo Thorn who, as usual, continues to get the very best from us all.