Mem­o­ries of trip to Egypt

The Galloway News - - DISTRICT NEWS -

Dr Ros­alind Ste­wart was the demon­stra­tor at the lat­est meet­ing of Ste­wartry Flower Club when she in­vited mem­bers to “Take a Walk with Me”.

She took them on a gen­tle am­ble through the sea­sons, be­gin­ning with her mem­ory of the sights and sounds of Khar­toum, Egypt, where, aged four, she re­called the vi­brant colours and ex­otic flow­ers of that coun­try.

Ros­alind ad­mit­ted to be­ing a bar­gain hunter, search­ing out items that re­minded her of her ear­li­est days and in a shop in Aberdeen, she found the per­fect ori­en­tal lan­tern on which to ar­range the stre­litzia and cym­bid­ium or­chids.

Four more lovely ar­range­ments fol­lowed, each with a mem­ory that evoked the sea­sons. First was sum­mer in Italy, fol­lowed by the warm colours of a Hal­lowe’en bon­fire.

Then came an un­usual ar­range­ment en­ti­tled Christ­mas in the fish­ing vil­lage of Crail. Ros­alind’s fi­nal ar­range­ment was called a High­land en­gage­ment with tall spires of del­phinium and cool green fo­liage, clearly an ar­range­ment rep­re­sent­ing spring time with all its fresh­ness and prom­ises of the fu­ture.

Dur­ing a break for tea and bis­cuits, Ros­alind con­grat­u­lated all seven en­tries in the club com­pe­ti­tion Lest We For­get.

She awarded first prize to Pa­tri­cia Bee­son, sec­ond to Hi­lary McConchie and third to An­gela Paul. Ros­alind also pre­sented the Austin Can­dle­sticks (the prize for the most points over the year) to May Lock­hart.

The club will be host­ing a cof­fee morn­ing and cake sale in Gate­house Church Hall on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 8, from 10.30am. Every­one wel­come.

Well done Dr Ros­alind Ste­wart, right, pre­sent­ing the Austin Can­dle­sticks to May Lock­hart

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