Happy Valentines Day!

Brrrrrrrr….it’s chilly and we have a flurry of snow falling, let’s see if it settles. The skis have been put away after a brilliant holiday but the sledge is ready.  After two weeks of sunshine, cloudless blue skies, and powdery soft dry snow in Austria this is all a bit different but it is snow and it’s falling among the drifts of beautiful snowdrops here.

Are you having a romantic weekend with Valentine’s Day on the horizon? We are busy with flowers but as Event and Wedding Florists we don’t get too caught up in Valentine’s Day. We know it’s the busiest time of year for retail florists and our niece Catherine in Texas is working hard with literally dozens of boxes of red roses to prepare.

We are working in the house and garden, after sorting some of the bigger things we can soon begin decorating. In the garden, borders are being tidied and cut back, the first of the sweet peas have germinated, and the herb garden tidied, plans for the cut flower garden are progressing.  There are buds on lots of the shrubs so spring cannot be far away.

Lots of couples had a yummy day last weekend at The Curradine Barns Tasting Event. What a way to anticipate a Wedding Breakfast, tasting all the dishes and sampling wines in the company of other engaged couples. Lots of chatter and laughter while being entertained by the magic of www.darrencampbellmagic.co.uk  the whole thing was caught by photographers www.paulwilletts.com  and  www.amytaylorimagingphotography.com  We met a wonderfully talented guitarist www.bendrummondmusic.co.uk  If I was planning an event I would book him immediately.

Tomorrow we go to Lemore Manor to catch up with some of our booked couples and meet more at the Lemore Manor Showcase Day. The Orangery has been dressed with orchids and exuberant foliage amongst gilded glassware. Mickey is working his culinary magic in the kitchen and Margaret and Ben have worked tirelessly to ensure the house is looking its best. Lots of rooms have been re decorated over winter and it’s all looking so inviting. More news on Lemore Showcase Day next time.

Wishing all romantics a happy Valentine’s Day!