Are you knackered? Are you a florist/ flower grower/ flower lover? Read on, but, make sure you look deep and read to the very end 😀 . I feel a fraud writing this, having spent the last two weeks on a relaxing holiday, but, I only have to think back 14 days to remember the aches and pains of the wedding season, and the inability to speak due to tiredness. Last October a pal messaged me. “Is the B and B for knackered florists open? I really need it”. @lucytheflowerhunter arrived, with a bottle of gin, and between mugs of tea and glasses of a few different gins we just about managed to talk ourselves into touching flowers again after a bit of a busy year of weddings; workshops and gardens. Over bowls of flowers-and crisps-an idea developed and our eyes began to regain some light. It took a lot longer for our backs to stop aching, and by then we’d found the place where we could try out the idea. So, a year on, sensing that others too might be knackered, in need of a chat, a drink and maybe even of regaining a bit of the floral mojo, we are happy to be able to invite you along to The Knackered Florists’ Retreat. Where: The Fig House, Middleton Lodge, North Yorkshire (easy access from the M1). When: Monday 14th October 2019 What does it involve: a day with like minded flower folk, in need of tea; gin; good food; a chat; a waft around a superb walled garden; oh, and of course an autumnal floral buffet for the ‘gentle stretching’ exercise of creating tasteful bowls of flowers. What else is there: there’s a spa for treatments; a stunning hotel for those who fancy an overnight stay and dinner; and the brilliant @eva_nemeth will also be joining us for good humour and to take photos of you or your flowers. How many places: the class will be for between 15 and 20 guests. It will only run if a minimum of 15 guests book, so, if you really do want to come please tell a friend too. What’s the price: £195 pp (thats right £195. It’s not a typo but, if you are keen to come we suggest booking quickly as places at the spa are likely to fill up, although you can always join us at the gin bar 😀). For further, fuller details please message me. Booking closes 14 September. . .