Ello ello! Grace here.
How is your weekend treating you?
Ours is pretty low key… we’re in quarantine after last week. So I’m looking back at better days!
Saturday’s are for sharing, right? So not only have I got a selection of your artwork that jumped out at me this week, but I also had some memories pop up on my Facebook feed that I want to share!
4 years ago I was visiting England for some much needed TLC and family time. My Mum suggested that we go to the Hampton Court Flower Show together. “Let’s do it!”
Though I’d never been to the Flower Show before, I vividly remember going to Hampton Court on a school trip when I was in Primary School. Couldn’t have been more than 10. And as soon as we got off the bus, they gave us all jobs/positions; Kitchen Maids, Shoe Shiners, Cooks, Stableboys etc.
I found myself dressed up as a 16th century kitchen wench with a bonnet on my head! I remember being taught how to fold napkins into fancy things, like the Bishop’s Hat…
I obviously got a taste for it because I went on to learn even more tricks of the trade a few years later on a holiday in the Maldives. I asked a waiter how he folded the napkins to look like a water lily. He patiently taught me every move in silence because neither of spoke each others language. I was about 14.
And guess who still folds the napkins for all family events? Haha! I’ll have to learn some more. Know of any gooduns?
But anyway, when my Mum and I went to Hampton Court… it was less child-labour and more… BEAUTIFUL!
Let me show you…
I remember it like it was yesterday to be honest. Lovely day. I very much look forward to another Mum & daughter day like this! I’d take a trip to Waitrose at this stage hahaha!
A little walk down memory lane. I hope you’re doing the same. I’m finding a new appreciation for all my old photos, stories and memories.
Anyway, enough of that kind of sharing and more of this kind of sharing!!
And quite by chance… they even fit into the theme of the Flower Show! Flowery nature. Stunning cards! Well done. I’m impressed week after week at what you’re able to create from nothing.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Lotsa love, Grace xoxo
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