I started this blog what feels like a life time ago when I worked with my Mum at Flowers on the Corner, Wrexham, UK. Occasionally, I return here to read through and remind myself what a wonderful time it was, I still remember it very fondly. I had no formal floristry training, I just picked it up from my mum, Rae, who has always been a fabulous florist, she opened the shop across the road from our family home when she retired from teaching. She has since retired again and moved to France, lucky sod. We enjoyed 6 pleasurable years working amongst the flowers and I miss it a great deal, most of all I miss working with my mum.
When our lovely little shop closed down in 2012, I thought that would be it for me and flowers but as it turns out, I was quite wrong. You see, all my friends are now getting married; it certainly feels like that anyway, I’m just getting to that age I suppose. So, it’s been my pleasure to demystify the world of flowers for them plus I don’t have a shop anymore so I can keep their costs down, I’ve even made a few quid here and there too.
I honestly couldn’t be happier to be working with flowers again, I even feel inspired to continue this blog. It’ll be difficult to pick up where I left off but I look forward to trying.
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I am Laura-Leigh Dickenson - A self-employed Musician, DJ, Chef and Florist. (Which may sound cool but it’s a lot of hard work!)
Happy New Year, everyone!
I’m not even joking, it’s this cold in the shop today. You know how we have to keep the door wide open, to tempt more customers in and keep the flowers fresh? Well, this also results in us risking our good health and reputation in the realms of style and sanity.
I just tried to answer the phone and could barely locate my ears under all this wool…
I may need to re-wrap my cocoon.
Stay warm x