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.