• Lincolnshire,  Uncategorised

    It’s a small world

    Christmas Eve morning, picture the scene…my hands and arms ache, I’ve been running the Festive POP-UP shop since last week and exhausted. I can’t seem to gain momentum and am being rather sloth-like in getting up. Not really a surprise, Christmas seems to be the longest peak ever. It just goes on and on. By the second week in December, all my fellow florists are also burnt out from wreath workshops, chasing orders, late nights and extra shifts. I’m no different. Keep Calm and Carry On. I can’t get up…until….the phone rings It is a long-distance call from Australia. The lady caller emigrated from Pinchbeck, Spalding, Lincolnshire to Sydney Australia…

  • British Flowers

    Box of British

    Many of you may know I started my journey in flowers several decades ago …in fact, I have been flowering about the world since 1985 to be precise. In the early years, I promoted a disposable (recyclable) vase product. I was teaching floristry part-time at Easton College and doing weddings and events for the rest of the week. Fifty-six weddings in the busiest year!! I went along to the local High Street to set up a business bank account and had a chat with the bank manager – he asked me about my business and I told him about teaching floristry and the wedding flowers. Then I showed him the…

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