It has been a really busy first week of September for BFAS As we started our Autumn programme, it was lovely to be transported back to the warmth of the Italian sunshine. For any of us who have visited Italy we were taken on a reminiscent journey at this month’s meeting when Linda Smith presented ‘The Italian Job’. Through her designs we visited Rome and Venice, we experienced the opera, a gondola ride, the colours and light of Tuscany and of course the wonderful Italian gelato ice cream in addition to hearing about the antics of a rather fast travelling taxi driver. The beautiful arrangements used a wide variety of flowers, foliage, textures and shape and were enhanced by interesting ‘Italian’ props. Linda has kindly allowed us to share one of the designs below. Grazie Linda for a very enjoyable evening.