E is for... Earth's Beauty in my Home

Anyone who knows me - even a little bit - knows that I absolutely love flowers. They are such an amazing part of creation, and I am happy to receive them whatever the occasion. Today I'm going to share with you some of the beautiful bouquets I have received over the years, and maybe you will understand a little of why I am in love with them!

One of the most incredible bouquets I have ever received was the one that John managed to gift me for our second anniversary.

As we were celebrating in Tenerife, it was the last item I expected to recieve that day. It's not as if you see a local florist on every corner of the tourist resort!

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Of course I do have the odd bouquet bought just because my husband likes to spoil me, but the next bouquet that holds a lot of fond memories, is the one John bought when I was pregnant with R.

Not long after we had been for our 12 week scan - and knew everything was ok - John surprised me by bringing home from work a stunning bouquet of roses.  I had been so ill, and it was a wonderful surprise to receive them. As we didn't know our baby's gender at that point, so neutral colours were all the rage, hence they were yellow roses!

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Jump across the timeline to twenty two weeks later, and we were home and celebrating the birth of our first born daughter.

After R was born, we did of course receive a fair few gifts to congratulate us on the safe arrival of our little girl. Not only that though, I was sent some amazing flowers by my grandparents, my parents and also John's work colleagues!

I don't remember having many flowers in my home after those initial bouquets, one R had arrived. Our priorities changed and our money was spent on other things.

However In 2015 he brought home the most beautiful bouquet!  It was so unusual, and I adored it. Not that he needs one, but Christmas is a great excuse for John to buy me flowers, and I am so pleased he did that year.

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Now that I'm not just a wife - but also a mother - bouquets usually arrive to me with a couple of knocked off petals and tonnes of extra love, regardless of who they are from.

For my birthday, I often see a pretty bouquet walk through my door. These days I am lucky enough to usually receive two, as daddy always makes sure his daughter treats her mummy too!

Over all, John is super romantic, and I am so lucky to have found a man who not only treats me right but also treats me; plus family and friends who know me well enough to send me flowers to celebrate or to cheer me up!

I love the memories each flower bouquet represents, and wish I could share every one that I have had over the years!

 

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