SPRINGTIME WITH A PIECE OF CAKE
As the daffodils begin to flower, and buds are on the trees and shrubs it is time to take a look at the last month.
The one thing that has been causing problems has been the lack of UK producers of cutters and veiners. Due to Brexit, a lot of the usual suppliers are no longer sending to the UK, as the paperwork is too onerous. Which means that if you are taking part in any of the online classes it has been difficult to find the cutters and veiners required. The good news is that there are a few people trying to solve this problem and if you have difficulty in obtaining a cutter or veiner let us know and we will see what we can do for you.
The highlight of February was of course our 3 day on line course with Alan Dunn February Florals. Wow what a selection of flowers, all new and with some fantastic names. Such as the Kanak Champa, Fire Wheel Tree and Blue Butterfly Pea Vine to name but a few. Below is a picture of Alan’s flowers.
We had 20 students from all over the world, UK, Malta, India, Austria, Ireland, USA, Netherlands and Singapore. It was really great catching up with old friends and meeting new ones who joined Alan for the first time. The week flew by and we are still making some of the flowers in our own time.
Hopefully there will be another 3 day event later on in the year and talk has turned to the Annual Summer School. Will this be in Thame or online. It will depend on the Covid regulations and how many want to join us. Obviously via Zoom we can have up to 100 participants whereas in Thame we can only have 18 at any time. Let us know what you think.
Apart from that, it has really been the same ole same ole, with lockdown taking its toll on many of us. Here at the shop we have been kept ticking with our online ordering but it will be lovely to greet people in person when we can open up again in the near future.
Until then, take care and keep sugar crafting.