Sunday, May 13, 2007

A busy day

First a photo of some lavender sellers - Rebecca, Katherine and Sally - also helping were Zoe, Jan, Hannah and Esther. They made over £70 which is fabulous - and as it is ring - fenced money for the school grounds the children get to keep that feeling of achievement and ownership rather than it being part of the PTA pot. We shall be planting out the remaining plants as a lavender hedge - hopefully on Monday.

The plants all looked small in comparison to the artificially souped up plants of a garden centre - I'm sure that many plants bought because they were the school's plants - but I am also sure that they will find the plants outperform the larger garden centre plants in the end as they are used to the cold and haven't been fed a diet of junk food.

Yesterday was a packed day as I was also making up table flowers for a party - here they are crammed into a wooden trug, ready to be transported to Killearn.

Then in the evening it was a Guatemalan night in the village hall - hosted by Maria Casteel in aid of a nursery she is trying to set up in her native Guatemala. The company was great - many of the same faces as the fun day, but this time glammed up and without cake icing or chocolate fountain goo in their hair - the food was fantastic and our attempts at salsa dancing were very very sorry indeed.

11 comments:

carolyn said...

Sounds like fun, love that trug.

Tracy said...

I have the very same trugs in my shop - sturdy and useful......just like me!!!
Congrats on the money raised.
Tracy x

Pondside said...

Hi Jane - this is the first time that I have read this blog - I think I clicked on the ones with photos before and thought that all were photos or older blogs. Anyway, I really enjoyed reading back into your old blogs too. I was interesting to hear your comments on the election - we don't get more than the barest comments on that over here.
I'll be visiting your blog regularly now!

lixtroll said...

Those trugs are absolutley charming, and the lavender sellers!

MILLY said...

Hi Jane,
Glad you had a good day and raised lots of money with the lavender.The girls look like they are enjoying themselves.The trug filled with flowers looks stunning.
Lovely to hear from you and will be delighted if you list me on your site. I am just finding my way around and starting to add photographs of things I make,with fabrics,to make it more interesting and colourful.Just put on one of my little patchworks. Milly x

Withy Brook said...

What lovely children and the plants look great. I do so agree with you. Plants like that are so much healthier and ready to grow in alien soil than pampered fat garden centre pets!

snailbeachshepherdess said...

What a beautiful picture - the trug and flowers.

WesterWitch/Headmistress said...

Wonderful trugs - Salsa dancing is wonderful once you get the hang of it.

UN PEU LOUFOQUE said...

Loev the trug looks as if it was made from a woooden wine crate!

Gigibird said...

Sounds like you are living in a lovely community.
Wish I could get my hands on some of your lavender plants:)

Suffolkmum said...

Wonderful picture - great trugs and sellers! Salsa night sounds fun too.