Finally time to show off our collection and wonderful auricula house to our family and friends. Despite the cold weather and a teenage flu victim incubating inside the house, we welcomed so many of our lovely friends and family to our first open day. It was so fantastic to chat to auricula collectors and the unordained, carefully explaining the dangers of over-watering to our new customers. How wonderful to see people plumping for their favourite shades or a name that caught their eye or just taking pot luck to experiment. A genius suggestion from a customer at our previous stall, we sold pre-mixed bags of soil and grit as a starter pack and offered a terracotta potting service. Such a thrilling afternoon made so perfect by our parents, grandparent and lots of home made cake.