The Daily Fleur

I do flowers. I also do music and food.

I got a Thank You card. That’s nice isn’t it.

I’ve never been a princess kinda girl, I don’t wear pink or make up or anything like that, but boy does my hair grow thick and fast. I recently shaved the sides of my head because it’s hot and I’ve always admired that Spanish look, plus I have so much I can afford to lose a bit. Then I remembered my niece Joely recently cut her locks off for charity. I looked it up and sure enough you can send your hair to a Trust that makes wigs for kids who lose their hair for whatever reason. Boom. There you go kiddies, have mine, I’ve got loads.

Last week a lovely old lady from my mum’s church passed away and what with my mum now living in Geneva and all, I got the call to do the flowers.

Gwen had a large and loving family so naturally they chose the universal symbol of love, red roses, Naomi Roses in fact, 100 of them. It’s quite a task to fit a hundred stems of anything into two bricks of Oasis, plus easily a hundred stems of foliage too but I managed it, just about. The daisy wreath was from my mum and the smaller posy from my sister. Reckon it took me 5 hours in total, on the hottest day of the year so far.

I’m not sure that I have ever been this busy, actually really busy, like, trying to squeeze everything in, doing as much as is humanly possible, busy. 
I’m sat in front of my computer, yes but I have a list as long as my arm of jobs to do on it. I’m waiting as patiently as possible for a delivery of 100 red roses for a funeral piece I’m doing on Friday, whilst studying/memorising the new menu at my kitchen job, where we’ve just had new owners come in and change everything. The changes are positive but I’ve had to make changes too and it has been real hard work. I had band practice last night for a show we’re doing on Saturday where we have to play for 2 hours! It’s just been a bit like that lately.
Life is good.

I’m not sure that I have ever been this busy, actually really busy, like, trying to squeeze everything in, doing as much as is humanly possible, busy. 

I’m sat in front of my computer, yes but I have a list as long as my arm of jobs to do on it. I’m waiting as patiently as possible for a delivery of 100 red roses for a funeral piece I’m doing on Friday, whilst studying/memorising the new menu at my kitchen job, where we’ve just had new owners come in and change everything. The changes are positive but I’ve had to make changes too and it has been real hard work. I had band practice last night for a show we’re doing on Saturday where we have to play for 2 hours! It’s just been a bit like that lately.

Life is good.

Looking forward to making this bouquet in a month’s time. Found some Peacock feathers on ebay and they arrived today! Beautiful.

Wrexham Arts Agency

Some friends and I have taken matters of the arts in our home town into our own hands. It’s early days yet but we see something special on the horizon. The idea is to compile our combined resources and help each other out. It’s not rocket science, it’s conscious co-creation.

Watch this space.

I’m still recovering from my weekend at Glastonbury Festival, it rained some and camping in a muddy field plus having all of the fun has left me only capable of sitting at the computer in my pyjamas, reflecting.

Stand out show for me was definitely Arcade Fire on Friday night. Utterly incredible in every way. 

It’s Friday 27th June 2014 and I’m in a field somewhere in Somerset, UK. Today, I’ll walk about 10 Kilometres between the stages of Glastonbury Festival. I’ll probably start my day by watching All We Are, then Blondie, grab some lunch and head over to the park stage for Courtney Barnett, I just can’t get enough of her Avant Gardener tune (See video). The rest of the day will be taken up watching Haim, Tune-yards, Jurassic 5 and Arcade Fire, I was there for their show in 2007, it was truly incredible.

All in all, not a bad day at all.

Over the course of the weekend I’ll attempt to see Dolly Parton, Jack White, Fatboy Slim, 2manyDJs, The Black Keys, Massive Attack, The Wailers, Bonobo, St. Vincent, Dan le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip and much much more.

These are my band Heal The Last Stand's promo badges/fabric stickers. They are made from plasters/bandaids and we stick them just about anywhere. They're not just for healing, we stick them to things we love, like people and possessions, we also stick them to places like signs and buildings or whatever, wherever, whenever.
We’ve made a couple of thousand of them to stick all over Glastonbury Festival this weekend. If you see one let us know #HealPlasters. 

These are my band Heal The Last Stand's promo badges/fabric stickers. They are made from plasters/bandaids and we stick them just about anywhere. They're not just for healing, we stick them to things we love, like people and possessions, we also stick them to places like signs and buildings or whatever, wherever, whenever.

We’ve made a couple of thousand of them to stick all over Glastonbury Festival this weekend. If you see one let us know #HealPlasters.