A friend of mine is getting married in just under two weeks time.. So she had a hen party. I have never been to a hen party before, but I was invited to this one! So, I went.
She arranged a florist to come and give a demonstration, and for all of us to do an arrangement,
We were presented with a small dish complete with a block of oasis, pre-soaked. Rolls of floral tape were out and each of us had a knife and a pair of scissors, and Sarah, the florist, brought round the various sprays of flowers and leaves we were to use.
Sarah showed us how to put little pieces of eucalyptus into the foam to make a little base for the table posy, covering the base of the dish, so it could not be seen, and then adding the flowers according to her formula.
Sarah brought along a choice of peach or slightly off white roses, lisianthus in three colour ways, and pink peonies, which were in different stages of open, from small buds through to almost full blown. She also brought some hypericum berries to add in.
I added the peony leaves to my arrangement, I never could quite follow a brief..
The lisianthus is really pretty, we had white, white with a pink border, and deep pink ones.
so here is the result..
I am not convinced by the hypericum... But then, I do not have to be!
After that we went to a teppenyaki restaurant which is in Stockton Heath, in the south of Warrington, where a chef treated us to a display of cooking and we all ate the resultant food. He juggled with kitchen implements, and later with eggs, including catching an egg in his hat..
He also provided an extemporaneous accompaniment to us singing 'Happy Wedding to you'. Then he did the cooking bit, and we did the eating bit! Most delicious. I used the chopsticks provided, this means I eat slowly.. Some of the others also tried them, but mostly used the forks which were also there. .
So that was my evening.
And latest new flowers blooming in my garden?
and a pretty aquilegia.. lots of the others are over, but this one is blooming on!
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