Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Floral Fantasia

A very warm welcome (and thank you!) to new followers Scarlett, Gilly and Datacreata (I'm sorry I don't know your name).  

A bit of a random blog post this one - not that my regular followers will be shocked by that statement!!

A couple of weeks ago Mum and I were invited to (an imaginatively titled) Flower Club evening.  The club meets once every month and is held in a local community centre.  My Mum has always been really interested in flower arranging and took some evening classes in it some time ago.  With our wedding on the (distant) horizon, she was keen to get back in the swing of things and perhaps learn some new techniques.  I went along as chaperone to ensure that she didn't generally cause chaos, miss her chair and sit on the floor, trip up a step or go to the wrong venue completely.   

On the evening in question, there was a demonstration of various floral arrangements.  Now this is not generally something I'd be interested in as of course I am far too rock and roll for such quiet affairs (cough) - but, *blush* I found myself leaning forward in my chair, fascinated by the creativity of the demonstrator and oooohing appreciatively at the resulting displays.  The chosen theme was "Fantasia" and around five or six different arrangements were created to denote different parts of the music/Disney film.  Her interpretation was brilliant and the flowers she used were beautiful.  Indeed I was amazed at the sheer volume of blooms she used in her demonstration - it must have run to well over £100 (at a very conservative estimate) - and each one was raffled off at the end of the evening to the delight of the attendees.

I took some photographs of the finished items on my phone, so forgive me if they're not the best quality.

Aren't they gorgeous?  And huge!! I'm secretly glad that I didn't win one because I know that I'd have absolutely nowhere to display it!

These are the best flowers of all though.  Delivered to me today by my amazing man.  

It's the two year anniversary of the day we met today (24th April).  He's the love of my life.   Ok you can all stop gagging now.  It's my blog and I can slop if I want to!! ;)

See you soon! 


  1. Slop away Kim! Wishing you both a very happy anniversary :o)
    Rose H

  2. I can hear the violins from here! Congrats. Cro x


    Leanne x

  4. Rock on chick!

    Happy Anniversary - good on you!



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