Thursday, 28 January 2016

Goodbye Winter Blues...

Last weekend I treated myself to a blissful morning workshop at The Steel Rooms in Brigg.
'Beat the Winter Blues' was a herbal medicine workshop by Ali English and wafts of delicious scents greeted us as we entered the room.
Ali has such an impressive depth of knowledge of herbalism and is so generous with her wisdom and ingredients.
It was really exciting chopping, pounding, slicing and stirring our potions!
We began by making a rosemary, spice and ginseng 'cheer up' syrup.
It was so delicious that we scraped out the pan afterwards!
We then made a rosemary and calendula 'smile balm' which smelled absolutely gorgeous.
After we finished I felt as though I was floating out of the workshop and I was very happy with my potions!
To finish off the perfect morning, my hubby took me to Shipley's Curiositeas for a real treat.
Just look at that spread!
I felt utterly spoiled.
Winter blues, what winter blues?!?

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  1. I have been wandering through your blog and am on total idea overload. Plus wish I was at that Tea Shop.
    Christy
    Lilbitbrit

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    1. Thanks Christy, what a lovely thing to say x

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  2. Shipley's looks wonderful! The classes they offer The Steel Rooms look v interesting.

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    1. The Steel Rooms is such an inspirational and friendly place, i love it there x

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  3. With a storm raging outside and I'm about to set off up the M1 for the day job, I could do with a bit of this!!!

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    1. Oh no!
      Quick, brew up some magic syrup! x

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  4. that looks like such a lovely day! was it your birthday or was it just a happy choice of cup?

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    1. It was a special treat for my birthday Felicity and I was thoroughly spoiled! x

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  5. That looks fab! I could do with some winter blues remedies - glad you are managing to keep the dreaded blues at bay!

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    1. You take care chuck, Spring isn't that far....I hope! x

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  6. Wow what a wonderful blog, have just come across you. Great day you had, just the sort of thing I would like to do. And Congratulations for putting the jam on the scone first, just what we do down here in Cornwall. Will look in again very soon. Belated Happy Birthday

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  7. Thank you so much for popping by Kathy. Cornwall is my most favourite place in the whole wide world xxx

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