I remember it as one of most tragic news stories of 2009. The news touched so many people in the world and I was one of them. Indeed, it has remained with me ever since.
There was a family, the parents and their son, 5 year old called Sam, who all lived in Wiltshire. The father was British, the mother Japanese. Sam was hit by a car accident when he was just 16 months old and his neck was damaged. He was treated at the Bristol Children’s Hospital, a hospital I know well. Sam was crippled but I remember seeing a picture of him online in his wheelchair, smiling. The family moved to a new house and set up a charity for Sam on stuff4sam. But in 2009, he contracted meningitis and died at their home. The next day, his parents drove to Beachy Head, the tallest cliff in England, and jumped to their deaths, with Sam and his toys in their rucksack.
Next Ikebana Workshop, Class, Demonstration in Wye Valley, Wales, UK
Spring Term 2018
Date: 9th January and 15th February. 27th February and 29th March.
Day: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday daily
Time: 10:00-12:00, 13:00-15:00
Optional: New! Kimono wearing (Free)
Cost: £50 includes floral materials to take home, drinks and snacks.
Please arrive at 09:30 for morning session, 12:30 for afternoon session if you wish to wear a Kimono
10% discount when you book for 2 participants.
One person will free if 4 participants on a same booking
Booking, any enquiries – please contact by email:
She uses Ikebana form for her art work. She has returned from Holland and starts her class again in January 2018.