On Saturday, we went for a lovely walk through painted fields of blue, white and red, of poppies, cornflowers and those other white daisy flowers I can’t remember the name of. It was totally gorgeous. I have a slight obsession with having my photo taken in fields of poppies. I’ve only managed it once before, just after graduation week at University. The photos I have aren’t great, but they are special to me.
Samuel the Spaniel had a great time on his super long lead, running around chasing trails of rabbits and nothingness. We had a lovely time too, until the hayfever attacked…. Oh my, I just could not stop sneezing! The only thing that helped was eating, and the only thing we had to eat was Maoam. I ate so much Maoam. I was a hyperactive sneezing machine, totally out of control. After such a serious dose of hayfever (despite taking all my tablets) it stuck with me for the rest of the day. I had a tight chest and a closed throat. It was actually quite frightening.
I know what you’re thinking. Hilarious – a florist with hayfever, but I think I’m allergic to grass pollen, as it’s only when I’m in big fields that I suffer as much as I do. Anyone else struggle with this over the weekend? I heard the pollen count was particularly high.
In other news – did you notice a difference in the quality of my images this week? I hope so. I might be a bit behind on this one, but I spent flipping ages trying to figure out how to get good quality images on blogger. I’ve sussed it now, and I’ll only let you know my secret if you ask me nicely.
Can you spot Avril in one of the photos?
The next day, we visited Wensleydale Cheese Centre at Hawes, which was pretty awesome and after tasting various types of cheese (probably over 20), we had a taste for adventure and headed up over Buttertubs pass. Before driving it, we didn’t realise it was 25 degrees roads, but we did it none the less, both the accelerator and the brakes were well tested…
We let Sam the Spaniel take the wheel for a while, but he lost interest pretty quickly!
For those of you who know me in person, this may not come as a surprise, but I have big news to share about my life and Floral Footsteps… Currently, I work full time for an ethical web company based in the North East. You might have heard of some of the websites; Ethical Superstore, Natural Collection and OneGoodMarket. You might have even read my blogs on them?(!) Alongside this, the Floral Footsteps seed was planted about a year ago and has been growing ever since. I have squeezed in as much floristry, illustration and photography as I can, but there really is only so much you can do when you work elsewhere full time. So I took the plunge. I’ve handed in my notice at work and I’ll be leaving on Maundy Thursday(!).
Here’s to the beginning of something beautiful. If you’re reading this – I hope you’ll stick around and read again. Bookmark me, follow me on twitter or follow this blog (that will make me very happy). It’s going to be quite an adventure – I’ve got so much to share with you!
My little (but big) brother turned 21 last week. These photos capture “the last moments of sunlight on my face as a boy”, in my brother’s own words.
“tomorrow, Robyn, I will rise a man”
Congratulations little Rossy