April 11th 2014 Members' Day at Ardencote Manor Hotel

On Friday 11th April, the sun was shining as over 130 members of the South Midlands Area of NAFAS met at Ardencote Manor Hotel for our member’s day.

As friends arrived for coffee and shopping, the atmosphere was buzzing with anticipation for the treats ahead.

The conservatory looked beautiful and was enhanced by the flowers on the tables, which had been arranged for us by Suzie Hicks and Jayne Jones, from Knowle Flower Club.To start off the entertainment, we had a talk by our own, newly qualified speaker, Simone Squire, titled ‘It’s not just a slab of Chocolate’.

Simone took us on a journey through her childhood in Belgium, starting with her teen years, focusing on the 2 B’s, beer and boys, and ending with the present day and her love of flowers.

We then took a break in proceedings, in order for the hotel to prepare for our lunch. Many people took the opportunity to enjoy a glass of wine in the garden, followed by a delicious lunch. Another short break for coffee, and then we were ready for Laura Leong’s afternoon demonstration.

Laura is a florist, who won florist of the year at Chelsea last year, so the afternoon was a joy.

We closed the event with thanks from our president Jean Myatt for the days’ entertainment.

Members' Day at Ardencote Manor Hotel
Members' Day at Ardencote Manor Hotel
Members' Day at Ardencote Manor Hotel
Members' Day at Ardencote Manor Hotel
Members' Day at Ardencote Manor Hotel
Members' Day at Ardencote Manor Hotel
Members' Day at Ardencote Manor Hotel
Members' Day at Ardencote Manor Hotel
Members' Day at Ardencote Manor Hotel
Members' Day at Ardencote Manor Hotel
Members' Day at Ardencote Manor Hotel
Members' Day at Ardencote Manor Hotel
Members' Day at Ardencote Manor Hotel
Members' Day at Ardencote Manor Hotel
Members' Day at Ardencote Manor Hotel
Members' Day at Ardencote Manor Hotel
Members' Day at Ardencote Manor Hotel
Members' Day at Ardencote Manor Hotel
Members' Day at Ardencote Manor Hotel
Members' Day at Ardencote Manor Hotel
Members' Day at Ardencote Manor Hotel
Members' Day at Ardencote Manor Hotel
Members' Day at Ardencote Manor Hotel
Members' Day at Ardencote Manor Hotel
Members' Day at Ardencote Manor Hotel
Members' Day at Ardencote Manor Hotel
Members' Day at Ardencote Manor Hotel
Members' Day at Ardencote Manor Hotel