It’s half term this week and I’m taking a little time off with my husband. We having a lovely break, full of days out and delicious meals, and I’ve just received a gorgeous bouquet – I’m one lucky lady! This beautiful bunch of blue hydrangea and roses arrived at the start of the bank holiday weekend so I lovingly arranged them in my favourite tin jug and have been enjoying the beautiful scents all week.Both my husband and I love having fresh flowers in the house so its a real treat to get a bouquet at the start of the holidays, along with a bottle of wine and a nice box of chocolates; each of these little treats really mark the beginning of a holiday for me and helps me to feel like all the hard work has been worth it!
Flowers are one of the luxuries of life and I love to give bouquets to my nearest and dearest whenever I can, so it’s hard now that I live far away from my friends in the South, while all of my besties are in the North.
One of the things about going away to university is that you make a lot of very close friends. These are the people you saw every Monday morning in a 9am finance lecture (or didn’t see, as the case may be..!) and the same people you sang karaoke with all weekend. They are the best friends you’ll probably ever make as an adult and many people continue to live in the same city after graduation rather than move ‘back home’. Yes, I was one of those few graduates who moved ‘back home’ but it was very much a change in circumstances rather than a choice and now all of my best friends live really far away from me. Of course, I see them as often as possible and it’s no coincidence that my holidays are always spent visiting the North… But it does make it difficult when I want to congratulate my pals of reaching milestones in their lives -new homes, babies, careers – and I can’t be there to celebrate with them. A very important person in my life has recently taken a brave step and has relocated to start her dream job. While I can’t be with my best friend in person, I wanted to celebrate her achievement and this really felt like more of an occasion than just sending a card. Nope, this was definitely an occasion for a bouquet so finding a reliable flower delivery company has become my go-to Google search whenever I get a spare minute. Over the years we’ve been living apart she’s surprised me countless times with cards or treats in the post ‘for no reason’ and they are always the kind of ‘hug-in-an-envelope’ that I want to keep forever. This time it’s my turn to surprise her, and even though I don’t even know her new address yet, I do know the company she is working for and their address so hopefully she’ll be extra-surprised by receiving a delivery at work! Last week I finally found somewhere that I could buy flowers online without needing to take out a mortgage to fund it! The Summer range at Blossoming Gifts looked so pretty and I knew that the pink peonies will bring out the blogger in her again – I’m sure she won’t be able to resist photographing them and sharing online!