The exact moment the thought came to mind I do not recall but I know that having been a member of my local flower club for a few years and watching the demonstrators' up on stage each month, "I quite fancy that" suddenly and quite shockingly, catapulted me onto a demonstrators' training course. It all happened extremely quickly and there I was at the start of a year long training programme.
For those of you that have been through it you will know that it is both exhilarating and horrific, sometimes all at the same time!
Standing up on stage in front of your peers is extremely difficult we know, it is made more difficult by the fact that you have no idea initially what you are doing and you do question your sanity in getting you there in the first place. I met some amazing people and each time we met our determination to succeed
grew with our forming friendships.
After varying levels of successes and failures throughout the course the dreaded day came. The mock tests had, for most of us been a complete nightmare. They did however give us a clear idea of what would happen on test day which was a great help as the added fear of the unknown would have pushed most of us over the edge! Nerves were in tatters and the desire to turn and run was overwhelming... After a stiff talking to by myself I entered the prep area greeted by some familiar, friendly faces to help put us at ease. My time had come and there was no turning back.. do or die..........what will be will be
Two designs in 20 minutes and a plant ID test later it was all over... the relief was unmeasurable.
Three days later I got the letter....
2018 will be my seventh year as a qualified NAFAS Area Demonstrator and I love it. Hard work? absolutely.... Rewarding? without question.... Enjoyable? incredibly
I advertise in the NAFAS Blue book as a North Midlands Area Demonstrator and Tutor and as well as NAFAS
I demonstrate for many clubs and groups. Please contact me if you are interested in booking a demonstration, which can be tailored to suit your specific needs.
My World of Inspiration
The Full English
All that Glitters.....
Exploring the Alternatives - (this demo is 100% floral foam free!)