IT was market day in Skipton when I visited West Yorkshire FWC – it seemed a long way to drive to buy two cauliflowers but they were half the price of those on sale nearer home!
It was good to see the members in their usual meeting place, I can now picture them all there when I type the notices of future meetings. The members brought a contribution lunch which, when arranged on the buffet table, looked like a birthday feast.
Mrs Elaine Clewer had been asked to demonstrate suitable flower arrangements for a coffee table. She made it all look so easy and in next to no time had created four very different displays.
It was interesting to hear local stories as she worked and chatted to the audience. The tale of the man who gave one-and-a-half hours notice for a wedding bouquet caused great amusement and speculation. We all laughed at the antics of acquiring material for displays especially the one about the poor husband almost falling into the river to get some driftwood for his wife.
At the end of the demonstration the arrangements were raffled and a few members were thrilled to receive the afternoons creations. I took my leave and escaped the washing-up yet again!