One way to brighten a week or two

Friday, August 28, 2015

Blossoming Gifts Summer Bouquet
The last few weeks have been a somewhat miserable few it has to be said. It started with my grandmother thinking she was on the way out (false alarm) calling me just after 6am in a state so I spent a draining day making sure she was ok, which for someone who is by no means a natural carer, is exhausting.
Then I got struck down myself, thinking I had a kidney infection (I didn't, turns out my kidneys are not where I initially thought which is mildly embarrassing) which actually turned out to be a back ache which poleaxed me more than I would have possible really. After spending a day at home in a considerable amount of discomfort then a verging on miraculous recovery overnight I didn't know what to think.
The first day back at work was something of a reluctance, still feeling quite tired and miserable but my spirits were lifted when I received flowers by post. Even the postman was excited! He naturally assumed they were a surprise so I congenially played along with feigned shock that the were for me. Well, who wouldn't?!
Blossoming Gifts Summer Bouquet
The flower delivery from Blossoming Gifts was the best thing to happen midweek. I was excited to get into the neatly packaged box; the bouquet was really well protected and had a nifty wet/dry sheath to the stems to ensure they didn't dry out during transit but equally didn't flood the box. I didn't know which vase to use to display them so I prepped two and in fact had to use the larger of the two as there was a larger bouquet than it originally looked like (due to being arranged by someone who clearly knows what they're doing). I was delighted to find so many lilies amongst roses and more flowers (which I assumed were gerberas but I'm thinking now that they're not) plus a generous mix of greenery and almost daisy-like sprays.
The lowlight of the past weeks started at 4am on Monday morning when C started getting super ill with a vengeance. I spent the day checking on him and holding up glasses of water and cranberry juice for him to drink and checking he was still conscious (the kind lady at 111 really put the wind up me with her chilling advice at 6:30am of 'if he starts fitting or loses consciousness call 999 immediately'). So it was a worrying day, which fortunately was followed by a much less stressful Tuesday.
Blossoming Gifts Summer BouquetBlossoming Gifts Summer Bouquet
It's been a delight every time I pass the vase full of flowers, it looks so cheerful and smells heavenly that it distracted me in a most welcome way. My bouquet is called 'Summer garden' and it's a mix of gorgeous oranges and peaches which makes my heart sing.
I'm a fan of buying cheap flowers and love to treat myself once in a while, a pretty display in a vase is uplifting every time I set eyes on it. It works wonderfully as a gift from a loved one of as a gift straight to yourself.
Massive thank you to Blossoming Gifts for making my days so much brighter by sending me this gorgeous bouquet to review. Nine days in and it's still looking pretty.

Get yourself a whopper of a discount with my code BGIFTS33 which gets you 33% off a bouquet (except the flowers by post range). Let's call it a gift from me to you xx
Sophie







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5 comments

  1. Sorry you've had a rubbish week. I hope it gets better from now on.x

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  2. Sounds like a hard week Sophie! The flowers really are beautiful, glad they cheered you up :) x

    Polly Cat Contemplates

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  3. I'm hoping everything works out all right Sophie.

    Lizzie Dripping

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  4. I'm sorry to hear you've been having a stressful week Sophie, I really hope everything quietens down for you now and things start to relax. Those flowers are so pretty and I can definitely see how they would have put a smile on your face this week. - Tasha

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  5. What an awful time, and relentless is would seem. Havoc seems to play out all at once. I know, that through this will be triumph, delight and happiness on its way.
    I love how your sense of humour so strongly shines through, even in your writing - playing along with the postman, I can imagine it now! Oh, who could have sent such beautiful flowers??? I wonder! HA
    You are very right though - these flowers are delightful, the best part is we both chose the same ones.

    Miss you Sophie x x x

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