Over the last three weeks I have been attending a course in Cork City on running your own business. With there being relatively few jobs in the tourism sector, I thought that at least I should understand what may be involved, should I think seriously abut such a venture. I have to say it was a great, if somewhat intense course, that was put on by Cork City Enterprise Board and one of the benefits was meeting other individuals all at varying stages of development. It was great to share experiences and thoughts and to be amid such positive energy.
One of these individuals was looking to follow her dream of growing her own flowers and using these, when freshly cut, to make natural flower arrangements and bouquets. As each would be fresh they would not only reflect the season of the year, but be eco-friendly as they are not leaving a jet trail behind them.
But what of winter? Last Saturday on the final day of the course we got our answer, when Anne provided us with a bouquet each. It was like receiving an award just for attending the course – it was brilliant. To me this bouquet spelt out mulled wine, open fires, Christmas, scarves and gloves, mince pies and all that winter should be. I include a couple of images of the bouquet and you can judge for yourself, though please be gentle on my non-existent flower arranging skills as I simply took out the bouquet from its wrapping and placed them in a vase – no preening or arrangement going on. Also included in the images are close-up detail shots, just click to enlarge if you wish.
Anne is working on her plan, but my advice would be to watch out for “Wild Bunches” in 2014 and presently the best way to do that is to check out Wild Bunches’ Facebook Page. You can use this link to see more of her work, to contact Anne directly or simply to ‘like’ what she is doing. Good luck Anne, you rock.
(ps you may have noticed that my watermark has changed for these latest photos – you will soon find out why)