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Bloomin' beautiful florals at the Fife flower show

Capturing the Last Days of Summer at a Scottish flower show:

With all the stunning colours of the blooms on show, I couldn't help but be drawn in to the local flower show when in Fife.  

Giant, vivid flower heads filled the room, looking almost unearthly as they seemingly floated there in neat, long rows.  As the shafts of sunlight shone down upon them, it had me wishing I had my proper camera with me,  however the iPhone camera had to suffice:



Although I couldn't help but find polishing potatoes and carrots a little odd (surely?!). You can't help but admire this lot:



Although I have to admit that it did remind me a little of:

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The Quirky Christmas Fair Guide

Have you started the dreaded Christmas shopping yet?  Quirky Bee have been so busy preparing orders this year, that any kind of gift hunting has been put on the back burner.  Our first Christmas fair this year is at Southam on Sunday 25th Nov, where we will be pleased to introduce our range of quirky gifts.  Lots of unique stocking fillers for under £5 include, compact mirrors, hand embroidered badge cards, Purse and mirror sets, phone cases and cosmetic bags.

Compact Mirror and Purse Set

We are looking forward to taking some time out to have a nose at the other stalls and see what goodies they have on offer.  Other Christmas fairs can also be found in Leamington spa and Birmingham every weekend from the 25th November.  Cirencester, a quaint little market town in the heart of the Cotswolds is also playing host to a very festive Christmas market in the run up to Christmas. 

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National Market Day in Stratford Upon Avon

 Quirky Bee have been working away on the Sewing machine this weekend in preparation for the National Market day in Stratford Upon Avon on Friday 29th June.  This is just one of many organised market days being held around the country in aid of opening up more local markets to small businesses.

Mary Portas is behind the whole venture and is encouraging small businesses to get involved -' The focus of National Market Day will be providing opportunities for new start-up businesses. Mary’s idea of providing a “stall for a tenner” is something that we are embracing and we are asking market operators to make special efforts to provide opportunities for local people to trade on a market and, potentially, start a new business.

 

Quirky Bee's Goodies available Friday! 

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