FANTASTIC THERAPY: Can you see an ongoing link in this column lately? Well, to elucidate, I spent a fabulously therapeutic hour setting up my Floral Art entry in the Spring Show last Saturday at the Memorial Hall. Working alongside the professionals, Pauline and Beryl and, probably getting in their way and on their nerves, to a large extent. But I really appreciated the calm and focus while creating Strictly Come Dancing using a glorious selection of flowers, mirror ball, trophy and a 34 year old pair of my dancing shoes. Although the design I had constructed in my head didn’t quite come to fruition on the display table, I was fairly pleased with the finished piece which I hoped fulfilled the remit of Floral Art. Added to the piece of glass I had painted for another entry, a petite gold floral arrangement and photos of Norman-the-Newt (Pondlife), Daffodils (A Season) and Bramble-Kat (A Face- my best hope of a place, cos she’s beautiful) I left the hall with a calm contentment, knowing that I’d done my best and that taking part was absolutely the best thing. Rose was so organised, with Kaye helping, receiving a myriad of entries for the morning’s judging and again later, when returning at 3pm after the weekly shop with Esteemed Mama, they were still buzzing around with prizewinning envelopes and congratulations to all. The refreshments were flying out of the kitchen, the hall was packed, the sound of chatter and exclamations pinged round, the sight and smell of the flowers lifted the spirits and the raffle did a constant trade. Rose’s Lemon drizzle cake was to die for and thank you to whoever did the lovely little gluten free butterfly cakes, quite delightful and so welcome for a change. The horticultural society’s Annual Spring Show really is a jewel in Ninfield’s Calendar. Well done to all the committee members who made it so friendly and fun and hopefully, so successful. Oh, and how did I do? Well, I’m thrilled to say that four 2nds and a 3rd took me completely by surprise. Yes, one short, but I’m not saying anything except. I gave Bramble-Kat the biggest hug, ‘cos as I said, I think she’s beautiful.