The Christmas themed extravaganza for the December club night got off to a glowing start with a glass of mulled wine on arrival.  And what a fabulous night it was, with our talented Committee providing the entertainment by demonstrating Christmas songs through flowers.  They began by spelling out Christmas in large individually decorated letters as the ‘Christmas Alphabet’ song was played, encouraging the audience to sing along.


As they performed Christmas songs were played, working in pairs and wearing festive hats, they showed off their flower arranging skills and presented six amazingly diverse displays.  They chatted to the audience and also outlined what their individual roles on the Committee entailed, from event organising, booking demonstrators, to attending Area meetings, giving an insight into just how much work goes into the running of the club.


The superb arrangements of wonderful fresh flowers were interspersed with baubles, glitter and sparkling fairy lights symbolising ‘Angels’, ‘Drummer Boy’, ‘White Christmas’, ‘Blue Christmas’, ‘Little Donkey’ with ‘Winter Wonderland’ providing a fairy tale finale.  At the end of the evening the stage was a fantastic display of colour.


With tea, coffee and warm mince pies served at half time and the amazing arrangements raffled off at the close of the meeting, an outstanding evening was enjoyed by all.


Competition results ‘Winter’s Tale’: Novice - 1st Elaine Soo, Tied 2nd Iris Tipper and Ann Saunders, Tied 3rd Martina Asmar and Delwyn Myers, Advanced - 1st Ann Jarvis, 2nd Chris Wright, Tied 3rd Janet Samwell and June Savory.