End of an Era…….

… well 4 years at any rate.

As part of the NI Bonsai Society programme for the last four years we have had the pleasure of delivering the ‘Bonsai School’ 3 times a year for the last 4 years. This has been in partnership with Willowbog Bonsai and in particular, Peter Snart.

I’ve known Peter for over 15 years and in that time we have become firm friends. As I host the school sessions at my home, I have had Peter as a house guest 12 times since 2011 and this doesn’t count many other times in previous years. The favour has been returned when I have visited Willowbog Bonsai to attend shows and take part in workshops with people such as Ryan Neil, Peter Warren and Marco Invernizzi.

Peter has now called time on the school in it’s current format, I think mainly due to the fact that he’s fed up packing that bloody van!! 🙂

Bonsai for me is as much about friendship as wee trees and I’m delighted to have both Peter and Jean as friends. The school may be over but the friendship continues. I’m pretty sure he’ll be back at some point and I’m definitely sure I’ll be at Willowbog in the years to come, but in the meantime, thank you Peter.

There, gushing over lol

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6 comments on “End of an Era…….

  1. All things in this world must end, but one is still sorry to see it happen.

    Just a thought, to muddy the waters a bit: maybe you and Phil could take over. Change the name and format a bit so people don’t expect you to be Peter Jr., that sort of thing. Just a thought.

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  2. It’s definitely sad. The school has been very instrumental in developing my knowledge and skills. If Peter can’t come over to us, we’ll have to go over to him! Although us lot landing on his doorstep could be an even less attractive option lol

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