Saturday, April 17, 2010

Mission accomplished!

The overall design - minus the picture on the left
The Eiffel blooming
the candles are lit
the flowers are ready and stand on their own

and finishing touches

It's taken me over a week to post this post. I guess with all the time and effort it was all worth it. Our final display! It is hard to believe that a year's efforts are showcased at last. There was a lot of planning and market visits and panicking about the time restraints but it was completed and I was really happy with the results.
We worked for three hours - no less no more and this included conditioning the flowers and the designs. The wired work needed 50 units!
I have finally come to the end of my journey and fulfilled one of my life's dreams which was to become a fully qualified florist. I am now minus the certificates as we don't get those until next year. Still I know I have done it and achieved something for me.
Tomorrow after two weeks break I go back to work in my village florist and you know...I love it. x

Monday, April 5, 2010

I feel the earth move under my feet

James Taylor and Carole King, true legends.

What a fantastic treat I had this Easter. I was fortunate enough to get tickets to the Hope Estate performance of James Taylor and Carole King in concert.
The concert was set in a vineyard and was fantastic! We were treated to hit after hit with two fabulous performance. I was blown away by the energy and the soul of the occasion.
If you get the chance to get to a trubador encore concert, treat yourself. It is well worth it.

My favourite song I would have to say was " Natural woman!" That woman can sing! James gave way to her performance so graciously and really made Carole feel like a lady. He has the voice of a song bird still - I loved them both.

Our Easter was mixed with finding a quaint little place in Upper Hunter Valley NSW to stay.
This wouldn't be one I would suggest to others. It was more like a Fawltey towers experience!
Still entertainment from beginning to end. I guess it wasn't boring.

It's been a little quiet on the bogging front. I have been busy renovating and counting down until my final display date at College for my floristry - which is this Thursday. I have already been to the markets so it is ready - set - go in two more sleeps.
Hope you are all well. I have some major catching up to do.