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Popping Up ...

I'm delighted to be part of the Christmas Fair held at Samlesbury Hall this year. It skipped a year, due to our least favourite C word but its back again for our the only C word we need to read! Christmas will soon be upon us. It's time to consider what you might buy, and which local businesses you might support. Small businesses have taken such a hit over the last 18 months. I've seen several, close by to me, stop trading and close their doors when they were unable to diver

Finding Comfort & Joy - revised dates

A note to all of you who have kindly booked onto my wreath workshops at Samlesbury Hall. Due to Lockdown #2 we have had to revise two of the dates that were scheduled. Emails have been sent to all of you, but not everyone has responded. Therefore, please know that the Tuesday 1st December workshop is now taking place (hopefully!) on Saturday 12th December, and the Wednesday 2nd December workshop will be one week later, on Wednesday 9th December. Please could I ask that you

November news

Well, here we are, facing a month in further lockdown, given the Government's news last evening. We were (and ARE) wreath ready, but, for the moment, our seasonal wreath workshops will not take place until the lockdown is lifted and our beautiful venue at Samlesbury Hall re-opens. These gorgeous dried hydrangeas will still be put to good use. All workshop participants have been contacted by email (please check your Junk folders), and I will stay in touch with them. If that

Finding Comfort and Joy

SOLD OUT I'm delighted to tell you that I have 4 seasonal workshops planned in collaboration with Samlesbury Hall, Preston New Road, Samlesbury, PR5 0UP. You can find details of the workshops, in early December, on Eventbrite, and the link is here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/finding-comfort-joy-seasonal-wreath-workshop-tickets-119945818171 Mindful of Government guidelines, the workshop numbers are limited to allow for current rules on social distancing. Additionally, th

'Tis the season

I know what you’re thinking ... ... but given how speedily the last 6 months have flown, the more festive ‘C’ word will soon be upon us. I am taking pre-orders for #seasonal door wreaths from September onwards, for local (10 mile) delivery/collection from #hoghton starting early December. (The last date for orders is 5 December please.) They are available in two sizes: A 12 inch wreath - £30 A 14 inch wreath - £35 (This is the size of the frame, not the design, which will, of