I've been asked to post the following statement from Darcy O'Hare, the convenor of our Flower Arrangers' Guild.
"Some will be aware that there has been a degree of friction recently between the Flower Arrangers and the Coffee-makers.
The Coffee makers have recently been expressing a need for more space. We could understand this. Coffee mornings are still very popular, and the increased need for supplies for Cafe Church has made the situation more difficult. So we agreed that they could store their sugar in the cupboard used by the Ladies Bright Hour. The Bright Hour didn't object (or, at least, we didn't listen to them) and so this was all very agreeable.
But the Coffee Makers decided that, as part of their so-called "technological arms race", they needed a new espresso machine, and wanted to store it in the Gypsophila Cupboard. Naturally we objected - where can we keep our Gypsophila if there's an espresso machine in the cupboard? But the Coffee-makers would not back down.
Yesterday I woke to find an espresso machine in the Gypsophila Cupboard. I asked for assurances that the machine would be removed. This morning I have received no such assurances.
The Flower Arrangers are now, therefore, at war with the Coffee-makers.
May God bless us all."