At the latest event, there was a special guest - Gail Porter, who was just incredibly lovely. We went to Drink, Shop, Do and learned how to make teacup candles by the I Made It Myself gang. Despite the fact that our teacher was a professional (he'd made candles for Game of Thrones!), it was surprisingly easy. I chose this pretty vintage teacup and attached the wick to the bottom:
Melted the wax...
Added some perfume...
And poured the wax into my cup and waited for it to set!
We then had a yummy afternoon tea and a couple of cheeky cocktails, and chatted to Gail. She talked a lot about her alopecia and the effect it had on her confidence and also her career. Without her hair, she was seen as less of a 'bimbo' and taken more seriously, but she also found that there was a bit of fear and stigma around her lack of hair too. She's done a lot of work with other young women suffering with alopecia and hair loss, and is clearly very family focused - she talked a lot about her daughter, Honey. I really enjoyed meeting Gail - I felt like I'd known her for ages and am hoping that she comes to more Witch events as she was a lot of fun.
Thanks for an awesome event, Witch - I haven't had the heart to burn the candle yet - it's just so pretty!
Me and the lovely Laura and Gail!