It’s been terribly terribly long since I’ve last posted something here. So much has changed since my last post! I don’t even know where to begin. I’ve experienced so many ups and downs in the last 10 months and I’ve definitely learnt a lot about myself and those around me. I’m thankful for every experience, and if anything, I wish I had more time to write on She Roams the World! I have a few adventures planned, so it’ll be time I can revive this blog once again 🙂
Just a while back, A Better Florist reached out to me to ask if I was interested in reviewing a bouquet from them or attending one of their flower-jamming sessions. I initially wanted to attend a flower-jamming session (Who wouldn’t!) so I could learn about how to make my own bouquet, but unfortunately I couldn’t make it. So we decided to go for the bouquet option! The bouquet that I ordered is called “The Keira”. It’s such a beautiful name.
I came home on Friday from work to find this beauty on my table. It’s was a refreshing change to be welcomed by a colourful bouquet after a long week. I used to be one of those girls who couldn’t understand the point of flowers. I mean, they die so quickly, why would anyone spend so much money on a bouquet? But on that particularly stressful week, I was thankful for these blooms that made me feel happier, even if it was just for a moment.
I’ve realised that flowers are a sweet way to show love and appreciation to someone, even if it’s just a single stalk that you picked up for them. It shows that you’re thinking of them, and it’s probably the purest gesture to show someone that you care. During my WWOOFing adventures in Canada, hand-picked bouquets were the youngest daughter’s way of showing her love for her mum. And her mum’s face upon receiving a freshly picked bouquet was pure joy. I can’t imagine anything sweeter!
I’m a complete novice when it comes to flowers, and I was more than happy to see the instructions on how to care for flowers. The bonus was that A Better Florist included a packet of flower food inside as well. But if you don’t have flower food on hand, you can always make your own flower food using just under a litre of water + 2 tablespoons lemon juice + 1 tablespoon sugar + 1/2 teaspoon bleach.
The flower food that they provided came in a small packet. It was like making a hot drink, just add the powder into the water and stir and.. Voila! Flower food for beginners. Haha.
It’s really easy to order their flowers and they offer free delivery between 9am-6pm everyday. You can even specify the time slots that you would like them to deliver in. (They have three 3 hour slots – 9-12pm, 12-3pm and 3-6pm). If you google A Better Florist, you might find articles about them delivering late or failing to deliver during Valentines’ Day this year, and while that must have caused much uproar and disappointment, I didn’t face any issues with my flower delivery! I think they’ve done a good job to improve on their processes, so I would say it’s fair to give them a second chance.
Some girls seem to know loads about what different kinds of flowers mean… I have absolutely no clue! I took this close up of the yellow roses because I think roses are particularly beautiful. Imagine having a rose garden in your backyard. That’d be a beautiful sight to return to each day. I’m not quite sure why I like roses the best. Perhaps it’s because I love Alice in Wonderland, and she painted white roses red for the Queen of Hearts. (Or perhaps I’m just not sufficiently flora-educated to like another kind of flower hahaha. If you know a little more than I do about flowers than I do, please do share with me in the comments a fun fact about flowers/your favourite flower and why!)
And finally… as a lovely gift to my readers, A Better Florist has also given you guys a discount code to use when you sign up for their flower jamming sessions!
Simply quote: SRTW10 when you sign up here.
Thanks for sticking around despite my lack of updates in this space, and I’ll see you all again very soon! Hope the pictures of the flowers (and perhaps you’ll get your own bouquet soon) added some joy into your life just as it did to mine 😛
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, however, all thoughts and opinions remain my own.