I suppose one of the things I’ll regret when I’m older is not putting aside the time to enjoy some of the excellent one day courses which are available all over the country. I’m talking gardening, flower arranging, bell ringing, bee keeping, you name it there are hundreds to choose from. This blog is to tell you about a few which are local to us here in Mere.
Flower arranging is something that I’d like to be much better at, I grow flowers on our allotment and try to fill the house with arrangements in the summer but I really don’t have a good eye for it, consequently I go for lessons in the spring and autumn. I have done a one day course in Bath at Tullulah Rose Flower School and see that she is now running three day wedding courses just down the road at Sparkford Hall, full details are available on the website https://tallulahroseflowers.com/event-category/wedding-flower-course-retreat/
Another local flourist is Georgie Newbury who runs courses from her home at Common Farm, Charlton Musgrove. Georgie is warm hearted and fun and her website is filled with georgeous photographs; details of the floristy courses she runs can be found on this link http://www.commonfarmflowers.com/workshops.html
Now something that might appeal a little more to the men. Butchery courses are held at Empire Farm in Templecombe and the variety of subjects is huge, everything from butchering pigs, game, and sheep to curing and smoking – oh and a half day of cider making too! http://www.empirefarm.co.uk/about-the-farm/
Photography would be useful for me to accomplish, think how fantastic this blog could look! Johnny Fenn seems to be a rising star in the world of photography and moved to Mere a few years ago. Individual one day courses are available with details at http://johnnyfenn.co.uk/one-to-one-training/
And here is a fine example of Johnny#
And finally everyone locally who has any knowledge of the art world seems to be raving about the beautiful barn occupied by Messums. Wonderful talks and workshops are held throughout the year, and of course the building itself is worth visiting on it’s own merit. More information from http://messumswiltshire.com/exhibitions/
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this and if there are any other courses you’d like to know about then I’d be happy to research what might be available locally.