I hope you’ve had a good week. I’m starting off Flowerona reflects today with my favourite image from the last seven days, which I saw on the Flirty Fleurs blog.
Isn’t it absolutely stunning? I’m not sure if I can put my finger on why I love it so much, but I think it’s due to all the different textures and colour combinations.
So, here’s what I’ve been up to this week…
Out & about
I really liked the new Home show and discovered lots of wonderful designers to feature. It was also lovely to see the founders of Heart Home magazine – Carole, Arianna and Daniel – who had a stand there. And it was great to bump into fellow bloggers and dbcollective members including Kate, Katie and Jo.
My current headshot which I use for Flowerona, Twitter and magazine articles is four years old and I’ve been thinking of updating it for about six months.
So I was delighted to hear that the very talented photographer, Vicki Knights was offering headshot sessions again this year.
On Wednesday morning, I woke up feeling a little apprehensive but excited at the same time. I needn’t have worried…Vicki is an absolute pro and made me feel SO at ease. I was blown away by an initial image that she tweeted later that day and have now received access to her online gallery to choose two.
At my freelance writing course that afternoon, we discussed topical news stories which had appeared in the press during the week. I need to come up with five ideas for articles to write because by the end of the course we have to have written a 1,200 word piece which we can hopefully sell. So, I’ll be putting my thinking cap on this weekend, but do let me know if you have any ideas…
After class, I popped into John Lewis on Oxford Street and visited the Jane Packer concession on the ground floor at the back of the store. Do pop in if you’re in the West End…they had some beautiful bouquets and plants on display.
Then to cap off Wednesday (a bit of a crazy day!), I went to the monthly dbcollective bloggers meeting. It was great to see everyone and discuss plans for 2012.
On Thursday, my hubbie and I went to see the Cirque du Soleil’s Totem show at the Royal Albert Hall. It was absolutely spectacular! Do go, if you get chance.
- A preview copy of Paula Pryke‘s beautiful new book ‘Flowers Every Day’
- Lots of newspapers for my writing course
- Bunches of daffodils adding a splash of colour to our kitchen table
Most popular blog post this week on Flowerona
I’m delighted that the most popular post this week was for my new weekly series called Wedding Wednesday.
The post featured this spring’s wedding shows…and some stunning bridal bouquets, including these ones:
Guest blog post
On the Heart Home blog this week, I featured Beautiful floral-inspired paintings by Sue Fenlon, including the gorgeous image below.
Here’s a selection of my links this week. Simply click on the purple hyperlink:
- Gorgeous pastel wedding flowers via Style Me Pretty
- Beautiful bridal blooms from Lemon Blossom Designs
- Kate Middleton’s beautiful birthday bouquet created by By Appointment Only Design
- A lovely post about hanging flowers
- Absolutely gorgeous wedding blooms by Euphoric Flowers
- DIY: How to make giant paper rose flowers
- Beautiful floral wedding ideas from stylist Selina Lake’s own wedding
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading today’s blog post and that you have a lovely relaxing weekend.