Then the rain finally came. After what has been a very hot, sticky few months, I think everyone was grateful for some rain, if not a down fall of it. Even though I do love the warm weather, working with flowers in the heat always presents a few challenges.
As the school holidays arrived I left the school for ten days and headed to Morocco with my family. I haven't been to Marrakech before and I fell in love with all the colours, patterns and the beautiful plants around me. Where we stayed had fields of ferns and huge olive trees everywhere, it made my olive tree at home look a little sad in comparison.
I always find holidays a great time to reflect, get inspired and make new plans. On this holiday I busily jotted down different workshop ideas in my journal that I hope to bring to the school in 2019/2020.
I am really excited about September, as we will be launching our beginnings career course. It was so lovely to meet so many flower enthusiasts at our open evening back in July and I am beyond thrilled that so many people signed up for our six week and twelve week beginners course. During these courses we will be covering an introduction to wedding work, funeral work, event installations, running your own business, flower availability, vase work plus many more key areas in floristry. It's going to be a great few months ahead and I will be documenting my students progress on our Facebook and Instagram pages
In 2019 our intermediate and advanced courses will begin. These courses take flower arranging to another level. I love creating large installations and pushing design boundaries and these courses are all about embracing these two areas in floristry.
2019 also sees the launch of our wedding flower service. During my fourteen year career as a floral designer I spent eight years running my own wedding and event service. I love wedding work, it is an area of floristry that I am particularly passionate about, so it fills me with a lot of excitement to get back into this area of the industry that I love so much. So if you are getting married in Sussex and are looking for wedding flowers or a wedding florist why not get in contact now for a free consultation.
As September will be here before you know it and just around the corner the leaves will start to change colour and we will welcome Autumn, the school will be running another 'Posy & Prosecco' evening in September and then our 'Autumn wreath' class will come in October. Both of these classes offer students a chance to come and learn something new and have a taster of the world of floristry.
But for now the sun is shining once more and August will be a juggling act for me trying to think of fun things to do with my three children and working at the school.
As always a big thank you to everyone that has attended one of our classes. I love what I do. For me flowers can be an escapism from every day to day stresses, a chance to put your mind to something creative and work with natural beautiful objects, which surely must be a good for the soul.
For now I would like to wish everyone a happy August and I will leave you with a few of my holiday pickings from beautiful Morocco.