Happy snow day! Well the Beast From The East has certainly arrived! It's not too bad here in Whitley Bay (at the moment) and Enzo and I had much fun on our morning walk in the snow today - he LOVED playing in the white stuff and was very happy to meet a rather large snowman someone had built on the fields - thank you whoever you are!
Talking of having fun, many of you who have attended the Candle Making Workshops and Classes have been asking about bringing along your children with you as it was something that they would like to join in with too. I am happy to announce that I am now able to offer the classes to our younger audience, however, those under the age of 16 years must obviously attend with a parent or carer who will be able to supervise them. So if any of you would like to bring your children along with you, then please let me know. Each of you know your own child and their capabilities, however, I would recommend this sort of activity for those aged around 7+ years. You will be able to either work with your child or alongside them allowing them to make their own candles to take home with them.
I am also planning some fun children's activities with Alison at Recreate Today in Whitley Bay - more details will be available soon on the website and also on the alkamy Facebook events page. These activities will allow children to make some fun shaped 'pillar' candles using moulds they might just find around the house!
Well, that it about all for now! Take care, wrap up warm and enjoy the snow if you can!
Well, it has been busy here recently at alkamy HQ with Candle Making Workshops and Classes becoming a real priority in the business. Initially approached by the lovely Natalie from Newcastle University's Student Union GIVE IT A GO programme, to run some candle making classes and lip balm making workshops for the many students at Newcastle Uni, it has since become a massive part of my business.
I won't lie, I was more than a little nervous at the thought of delivering a class - after all, it's been almost 15 years since I left my more traditional professional IT career in the City of London behind, and that was the last time I had stood in front of an audience delivering any sort of presentation - could I still do it?? Within minutes of finding my feet, and lets face it, my love of just talking (for those of you who know me personally), I just went with it and loved it! It was from that chance introduction with the unstoppable ball of energy that is Natalie "Burlo" Burlison, that I decided to run more of these workshops and spread the love of candle making and share my skill set with others.
I am now running regular workshops and classes in Whitley Bay and Durham with more ad-hoc events popping up in Yarm, Wallsend, Gateshead and North Shields.
The workshops are very relaxed and informal, great to attend as a get together with friends or for those who just want to pick up a new skill. All materials and equipment are supplied, just bring an apron and leave with a couple of candles and some new friendships!
Details of the workshops are available on our WORKSHOPS page and tickets are available to purchase online for all our the current planned events. If anyone is looking to book alkamy to run a workshop for their friends (hen parties, baby showers, birthday celebrations), groups they run (WI, Guides etc) or if you are looking to host activity and events days at your own venue, then please get in touch either by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by completing the contact form at the bottom of the WORKSHOP page on the website.
Hope to see some of you at one of the candle making classes soon!