Where does the time go? My weeks really seem to be whizzing by at the moment and each time I get to Friday, I can’t quite believe that it’s nearly time for the weekend.
This Saturday and Sunday, I’ll be spending a lot of time working as I’ve got important deadlines to meet for two magazine articles, plus I’ll be carrying on sorting out my email inbox!
I’m not complaining at all though…as, yet again, it’s been a wonderful week, which you’ll find out when you read on…
Out & about
Last weekend, we went to stay with my brother, his wife and our two little nephews in Buckinghamshire.
And on the Sunday, we visited Waddesdon Manor. After a lovely walk around the grounds, we went to their Plant Centre and had a delicious lunch at their Glasshouse Cafe.
Monday and Tuesday, I was mostly at home writing blog posts, formatting images, dealing with emails and working on a magazine article.
Then on Wednesday afternoon, I travelled into London to attend an International Poinsettia Press Party, sponsored by Stars for Europe.
Florists Paula Pryke, Simon Lycett, Rebel Rebel, Ian Lloyd and The Urban Flower Farm (tuff) had created some stunning Christmas table designs using Poinsettias not only as plants, but also as cut flowers.
It was so lovely to catch up with Paula and Simon, and meet Mairead from Rebel Rebel, Ian, and Mark and Charlotte from tuff.
And, in between taking lots of photos which I’ll be featuring on Flowerona in the coming weeks, I had a chance to chat to Caroline Marshall-Foster, Jacqui Small, Sue Phillips from Fusion Flowers and photographer, Clive Nichols.
On Thursday morning, I met PR consultant Patricia Gill for a coffee (and some delicious apple and pear crumble cake!) at the cafe in the Garden Museum in London. And it was great to catch up and hear all her news.
On Friday, apart from dashing out to a brilliant Zumba class in the morning, it was a stay-at-home day, writing blog posts, working on magazine articles and dealing with emails.
Listening to…Doo-Wops and Hooligans by Bruno Mars and Heart FM
Most popular blog post this week on Flowerona
The most popular blog post this week was ‘Win tickets to the Spirit of Christmas fair in London’…which I’ll be going to next week.
My blog posts this week on Flowerona were :
- Silk, faux or artificial flowers…how do you feel about them?
- Interview with florist Claire May Sankey of Lily & May
- Zita Elze’s Exhibit at the Designer Wedding Show – Spring & Summer
- Zita Elze’s Exhibit at the Designer Wedding Show – Autumn & Winter
- Bluebellgray’s new Autumn/Winter collection of floral-inspired cushions
- Grow Careers initiative…promoting careers in horticulture
Guest blog posts
Laura Ashley blog
I was invited by Laura Ashley to give their readers an insight into my week as a blogger and freelance writer. And my blog post recounts a week in September where I went to several flowery events…
Heart Home blog
On the Heart Home blog, I featured ‘Floral-inspired products from Rigby and Mac’.
Garlic & Sapphire
On Sarah Raven’s blog, I featured ‘Colchicums..a pretty autumn-flowering bulb.’
Here’s just a selection. Simply click on the purple hyperlink:
- Beautiful pale pink & pale yellow floral designs by Saipua
- Pretty tagete blooms feature in this styled shoot by Dietlind Wolf
- Lovely DIY floral decor ideas including hanging bottles
- Fascinating vintage-style floral images & a tutorial by Georgianna Lane
- A stunning pink ombre wedding from Just Bloomed
- Gorgeous blog post featuring a dahlia farm
So, another busy week! Hope you have a lovely weekend…
P.S. Don’t forget that, here in the UK, the clocks go back an hour tonight, so we’ll get an extra hour’s sleep…
(Images : Rona Wheeldon for Flowerona, Rigby & Mac)