Blimey…what a week! It started off slowly, but then went absolutely bonkers, but in a lovely way…
Out & about
Spent the weekend in the Buckinghamshire countryside with friends in their pretty thatched cottage.
Went for a wonderful walk on Saturday morning with their black Labrador and popped into Waddeson Manor’s Plant Centre for a cup of coffee and a spot of shopping. And noticed these lovely planted baskets on display…
Then chilled for the rest of the day with the Saturday newspapers, delicious food and wine.
Monday & Tuesday
Wrote blog posts, dealt with emails and went to pilates class. Worked until 10pm both nights on my article for my freelance writing class.
Handed in my article at my writing class…and pleased with feedback. It just needs a little tweaking before I start trying to place it in a newspaper.
It was fascinating to watch how Burleighware pottery is made using an underglaze transfer printing technique…
I’ll be writing all about my visit and the event soon, but in the meantime, it’s the perfect place to take your mum this Mother’s Day weekend.
I attended some fabulous presentations by Alex Denman who is the Show Manager for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, garden designer Jo Thompson whose Chelsea show garden I’m featuring in monthly blog posts on Flowerona and florist Judith Blacklock, who’s pictured below creating a bouquet.
Then that evening, Lisa and I attended the VIP event which proved to be a great networking opportunity. Got home at 10pm…pooped!
Managed to make myself go to my zumba class and definitely felt better for it!
In the afternoon, had a great meeting with Kate, the Social Media Manager at Laura Ashley.
Most popular blog post this week on Flowerona
Wedding Flowers magazine…Floral inspiration for brides-to-be. It’s incredible that this is my most popular blog post this week as I wrote it in January last year!
Perhaps it means that lots of brides-to-be are looking for inspiration for their bridal blooms?
Guest blog post
On the Heart Home blog this week, I featured Beautiful floral-inspired cushions by Bluebellgray for John Lewis.
Here’s just a selection. Simply click on the purple hyperlink:
- Lovely images of colourful poppy arrangements
- Celebrate Mother’s Day with British grown flowers article
- Yellow on grey – Oncidium orchids & craspedia via Sania Pell
- Love this floral Isabelle Garden cushion from Ella Doran
- Laetitia Maklouf’s Mother’s Day posy over on Joules’ lovely blog
- Boho floral headpieces via 100 Layer Cake
- Beautiful US wedding with pastel bridal blooms via Style Me Pretty
- Gorgeous Mother’s Day arrangement from Rebel Rebel…in a handbag!
I hope you have a lovely weekend. I’ll be working today, trying to catch up on all my emails and writing blog posts. Oh, and I’ll be popping to Florimania.
Don’t forget it’s Mother’s Day on Sunday…