Wednesday, 21 December 2011

twenty one days and counting....

life over here is just a whirl of spruce, berries, coffee and food eaten on the hoof!!....
all the mini christmas trees are gone

 flowers ready for on site arrangements at the weekend where miss and ma magpie tried the novel art of flower arranging in the dark...not to be recommended...we arrived at the venue to find the tables not up and the plastic sheeting on the floor.. undeterred we carried on while a army type operation by the crew from 'rhubarb' worked around us...

..eventually it all worked out as it usually does
 the usual garb of floristry in winter..twenty layers of clothing..miss magpie has the added bonus of her baby bump
 to keep her warm!
 ..also this week the biggest wreath challenge..spruce, scots pine, eucalyptus, euco pods, berried ivy, something which looks like a cross between seaweed and a protea which i have forgotten the name of ( shame on me)...thistles,twigs all on a mossed copper pipe affair..there may be a partridge and a couple of french hens in there too....but as usual Martin had to try it on for size...whew!!
ALSO!!! just to let you know we won THIRD prize for our window in the town competition and we have a certificate...we were so excited about that...little things and all that..
We are on the final count down now and hope to surface about 6pm christmas eve in the pub. x


Madelief said...

Hoi Martin,

Wat hebben jullie een drukke week achter de rug en nog twee drukke dagen te gaan! De boeketten en de krans zijn erg mooi. Ik wens jullie hele gezellige feestdagen en spetterend 2012!

Lieve groet,


Nog gefeliciteerd met jullie 3e prijs!

Georgie Steeds said...

Now that's what I call a wreath!!
Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and hope to see you for one (at least) of your courses next year. Georgie xx

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