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  • Writer's pictureMelinda Nicholds-Brown

Big Feastival baby & Moreton market

Mildly excited (major understatement) that we have just booked our spot to take Larkswold on tour and have a tent at the Big Feastival this year. What were the deciding factors you ask? Well yes, it will help our profile in front of the potential 60,000 visitors and we will get to make flower crowns and macramé things,& look all festival chic in our hareem trousers and glitter face paint.

We did try to convince them to give us a discount by highlighting that Emma, Ed and Theo had already been featured in the Big Feastival campaign back in 2017...

Back down to earth. We had a supplier visit on Tuesday (We popped over to the Moreton in Marsh market flower stall) for new bulb ideas for our living wreaths. So many beautiful blooms from Ranuculus to pure white summer Anemones. As you know, we are back open on the 29th of this month with Spring Wreaths, Candles, Beeswax wraps, arm knitting and much much more. Only 4 in a session until 12th April so we are getting booked up nicely with all you lovely Larkswold ladies who have supported us from the beginning.

Plans for the weekend: Accidently (accidental is my way of excusing my inability to have no self control on my spending when in a garden centre) bought a weeping willow which I wish to plant this weekend. Family seem slightly less enamoured with my plan to have a ceremony and photo that we can look back fondly at in years to come as a momentum of the hard times we have all been through during our year of Covid.

What else? We have booked in Kate Morell our lovely willow sculpting lady and Caroline Craven for silver smithing and glass fusion. Oh and Clare Walsh!!! We have loved her printmaking designs from a far for a long time and are uber excited that she will be coming to Larkswold to do two sessions in May and June (one block printing and another printing with leaves). Pop over to her Instagram page for some gorgeous printing inspiration.

How could I forget!!! Today is possibly the birth of new members of our flock. The rather wonderful Darcey (daughter to the organisational power house Mrs Siv) has been incubating chicks and Cayuga ducklings for us. Will keep you posted on what arrives over the next few days.

Enjoy your weekend!

Melinda x

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