Just at the moment, my life is full of poppies. This Saturday, Steph Baker is coming to do her monthly crochet workshop and guess what? She is making poppies. There are a few places left if you fancy coming along. The same afternoon and for most Saturdays in October, I will be outside the shop inviting passers by to make poppies from plastic bottles and give them an upcycle with a bit of paint.
I loved the poppy gates at the entrance to town which gave me the idea. It took a bit of tracking down to find out that our Scout and Beaver groups had made them back in May for the Forces March that comes through town. Our landlord Dean is happy for us to decorate the big gate that closes the precinct every night and we thought it would brighten up the place now the hanging baskets are all finished.
If you fancy making your own (with or without the kids), bring them to the shop and when there’s enough to make an impact, i will put them on the gate.
The last poppy related thing is that a beautiful bowl has been donated to raffle off to raise funds for the Royal British Legion. It’s currently in the shop window to view and tickets are available at £1.00 a strip so if you fancy donating or even winning, do pop in the shop and buy some tickets. The draw will take place on Saturday 10th in the precinct.