MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM APOC

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What a busy month November has been.

Following on from our very successful 6 day summer school with Alan Dunn Master Sugar Flower maker, we held an Autumn Weekend with the talented Debbie Bowyer, making black Pansys, black Hellebore, Calla Lilies, Witch-Hazel, and Clivia plus decorative foliage.  This was an excellent weekend and greatly enjoyed by all those who attended.  We then held another 3 day course in November with Alan, this was a Christmas Themed course.  Again this was very successful and it was lovely to be able to see and talk to all those taking part from all over the world via Zoom.  But we did not do the traditional Hellebores, Poinsettia and Holly this time, no we went for an alternative selection of flowers and foliage, the star of the group was the Waratah, gosh it took a lot of twiddling, but was totally worth it in the end, a striking shrub from Australia and New Zealand, that comes in both red and white and pink. We then had Kangaroo Paws, Twinkle Star Phlox, Clowenoches Lunar Cheese Orchid, Lotus seed heads, Christmas and Easter Cactus and Gum Blossom, berries and foliage.  What a different choice of flowers and a big thank you goes to Alan for putting together this fantastic selection.  The videos and cutters are available to purchase from A Piece of Cake.  

Then of course during the month we were open, then we were in lockdown and opened up again on the 2nd of December to visiting customers.  But our online ordering service has never stopped and has not only kept us busy but also kept our heads above water during this strange year.

As we wait to hear what the government will announce on the 16th and find out what tier we are likely to be in, we will do our very best to keep the orders fulfilled and wait to see what Brexit also brings in the New Year.  It's not an easy time for anyone at the moment.  

We have to say a very big thank you to all our customers, from home and overseas, thank you for your continued support and we wish you all a safe and happy Christmas and a healthy New Year.  We will be back with some new courses in the Spring.  

MERRY CHRISTMAS


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